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Transfer Early Start Program

New for summer 2020, the Transfer Early Start Program helps transfer students make a smooth transition to UW–Madison before the traditional fall semester. Students will receive advising prior to enrolling in their summer course.

Top reasons to attend


Meet fellow students.


Earn college credit.


Learn about campus opportunities and resources.


Stay on track for graduation.

Program details

Application process/timeline

The Transfer Early Start Program application is open! Admitted fall transfer students (priority decision) will receive an invitation to participate in this program from Admissions in partnership with Summer Term.

For students wishing to receive a scholarship, program applications are due May 1, 2020. Applications received after this date will not be considered for scholarships. The final deadline to apply is June 1, 2020.


Students can enroll in any online course starting in the general 8-week session (June 15-August 9) or any later session. Browse summer 2020 courses.


Scholarships may be available for Transfer Early Start Program participants. For students wishing to receive a scholarship, they should submit their application by May 1, 2020, and indicate their interest in a scholarship in their program application.

Build your Badger community

Students who participate in the Transfer Early Start Program will have an opportunity to connect with other transfer students, faculty and staff, prior to arriving on campus.


If you have additional questions about the program, please email

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