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Cardinal Stritch University closing is devastating news, especially for its students, but UWM is committed to making the path forward easier. Here’s how:

  • No application fee.
  • A streamlined transfer process — UWM is the top transfer destination in the UW System.
  • A dedicated admissions counselor for Stritch undergrad students. (Contact her here!)

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What Sets UWM Apart

UWM is the best of both worlds: a top-tier research university with all the resources that come with it and a compact campus in a quiet neighborhood near the lake.

  • Experiential learning opportunities in every major that connect what students are learning in the classroom to hands-on experiences outside the classroom.
  • More than 1,700 companies and organizations recruit at UWM for jobs and internships, including Northwestern Mutual.
  • On-campus support services, such as a peer mentor program, the Writing Center and the Student Success Center.
  • Wisconsin’s top-ranked online bachelor’s programs, as recognized by U.S. News & World Report. Choose from 13 fully online programs.

Explore Our Most Popular Programs

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Thirteen bachelor’s programs in education and student-teaching placements in a wide range of settings means students can customize their college path to fit their future career.
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Explore seven career-focused business majors and specialize with five certificates! Plus, access internship and career fairs specifically for business majors.
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UWM’s psychology students work side-by-side as research assistants with faculty and can take on field placements that directly connect to their career goals.
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Learn in a brand-new simulation center, receive personalized academic support and get hands-on clinical placements in major hospitals and clinics.
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How to Start the Transfer Process

  1. Gather Application Materials

    You’ll need your official high school and college transcripts ready, as well as a few other pieces of info:

    • A list of the courses you’re currently taking.
    • A list of activities and work experience.
    • Basic personal or parent info, such as address and contact information.
  2. Apply to UWM

    Transfer students can apply to UWM at No application fee is required and it will take one to three weeks for an admission decision.

  3. Evaluate Transfer Credits

    After you’re admitted to UWM, the Registrar’s Office evaluates your credits to make sure the maximum amount of credits are transferred.

    If you’d like to get a sense of how your credits might transfer, check out the Transfer Equivalency Database. You can also set up an appointment with our dedicated admissions counselor for Stritch students.

We’re here to help!

Have questions about UWM or the transfer process? Reach out to our transfer admissions counselor: