Exit Form and Transfer Out

Complete this form if you plan to exit the Intensive English Program for any of the following reasons:

  • Starting academic study at UWM
  • Transfer to another Intensive English Program or another university
  • Returning to your home country
  • Exiting the program for any other reason (i.e. for non-F1 students or U.S. residents)

If you have any questions about this form, please email the ELA office at el-academy@uwm.edu.

Exit form


Transfer Out

To Transfer from UWM to another university

If a student wishes to transfer out of the UWM ELA after attending for at least one Session, they must complete these steps:

  • Complete the ELA Exit Form
  • Submit a welcome letter from the new school
  • Pay any remaining balance on PAWS account
  • If you are leaving mid-semester of a semester-long program, you must schedule an appointment with the immigration advisor for an exit interview and pay the $300 withdrawal fee.
    • The $300 withdrawal fee will be charged on PAWS account.

To contact the immigration advisor, please contact Assistant Director, Lynn Washatko Uhyrek, at washatk3@uwm.edu.

To Transfer from UWM to another university without attending a full session

If a student transfers out of the program before attending classes that student must complete the following steps:

  • Email us at el-academy@uwm.edu and notify us of their intention to exit the program
  • Complete the ELA Exit Form
  • Provide home address in the United States
  • Submit a welcome letter from the new school
  • Pay the $300 withdrawal fee
    • The $300 withdrawal fee will be charged on PAWS account.

Students have 30 days from entering the United States to transfer to a new school and begin classes.