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Transfer Early Start Program

Program details

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.

Application process/timeline

Applications are now open.
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Applications are due May 11.

Courses

Domestic students can enroll in any course starting in the general 8-week session or any later session. The popular 8-week session is Jun 20-Aug 14, 2022. International students can select from any of the online courses that are offered starting the 8-week session or later Browse summer 2022 courses.

Advising

Students must attend SOAR advising during the week of June 6, 2022. You will receive advising for both summer and fall during this session and will be able to enroll in your summer term courses on your own after your advising session. Get more information about SOAR.

Cost

The cost for enrolling in Summer 2022 will depend on the number of credits that students enroll in. Learn more about tuition rates on the Bursar’s Office website. Please also review the possible fees that may be assessed on a student’s account on the Bursar’s Office page.

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

Some students may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid for the summer term. This can depend on the number of credits that you enroll in. For your aid to be reviewed by UW–Madison double-check that your 2021–22 FAFSA has the UW–Madison School code (003895) added. For more information or any questions about Financial Aid, please reach out to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

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.

Top reasons to attend

1

Meet fellow students.

2

Earn college credit.

3

Learn about campus opportunities and resources.

4

Stay on track for graduation.

Contact

If you have additional questions about the program, please email summerterm@wisc.edu.

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