Transfer Students

Admission Criteria
Application Requirements
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Transfer and Articulation Agreement
Admitted Students

Just because you didn’t start your educational journey at Marian University doesn’t mean you can’t finish it here. Regardless of why you’re switching schools or took a break, we’re excited to have you, and we’ll make your transfer as seamless as possible – it’s why we’re known as Wisconsin’s transfer institution of choice.

We built that reputation with our streamlined, straightforward admission process. Your dedicated transfer counselor will get to know you and your past academic experience, allowing you to get credit for as much of your previous coursework as possible, and helping you stay your graduation timeline.

Marian University offers 45+ daytime face-to-face programs, as well as online graduate and undergraduate programs, all highlighted by student support along the way. Whatever your needs, Marian University is waiting for you.

Check out the Undergraduate Programs we offer during the day at our Fond du Lac campus.

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Admission Criteria

The Admission Review Committee uses the criteria below when determining your admittance.

  • Cumulative college/university GPA = 2.0 or above
  • High school academic record will be considered if less than 30 college credits have been earned.

Application Requirements

Items required before applicant information is ready for review:

  • Application – apply online for free
  • Official college transcripts (from each school attended; include all credits earned during/after high school)
  • Official high school transcript (not required if 30+ college credits earned)

Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing after you have requested your transcripts to be sent to Marian.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Marian University evaluates credit in transfer for courses completed at colleges and universities accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The award of transfer credit is based on faculty evaluation of the quality, comparability, and appropriateness of the learning experience provided through institutions and agencies other than Marian University. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the verification of credit awarded through faculty evaluation, existing articulation agreements, and other formal arrangements with higher learning institutions or agencies.

  1. The educational quality of the learning experience which the student transfers;
  2. The comparability of the nature, content, and level of the learning experience to that offered by Marian University; and
  3. The appropriateness and applicability of the learning experience to the programs offered by Marian University, in light of the student’s educational goals.
  • The course must be completed with a passing grade, as defined by Marian University policy;
  • The course must be offered through a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education;
  • Courses, workshops and training programs offered by business, government, military and other non-collegiate agencies must be accredited by the American Council on Education (ACE);
  • The course credit must be documented on an official transcript; and
  • The course credit must have been earned no more than ten years prior.

Students who have earned credit for courses completed at colleges and universities that are not accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by CHEA may petition the Office of the Registrar to conduct a transfer evaluation of those credits according to Marian University policy.

For more information regarding transfer credit evaluation, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@marianuniversity.edu or 920-923-7618.

Transfer and Articulation Agreements

At Marian University, our partnerships benefit students when it comes to transfer credits. Articulation agreements between Marian and other schools maximizes the transfer of earned credits to Marian much easier.

This requirement may be fulfilled by taking THE 101: Introduction to Christian Theology, 3 cr., at Marian University. Students must meet all other specified proficiency, school, or program requirements. Students are responsible for meeting all residency and general baccalaureate degree requirements.

Any traditional on-campus undergraduate student who receives an Associate of Arts and Science degree from any of the University of Wisconsin System Schools will have completed all Marian University General Education requirements, except Theology. Students who receive an Associate degree from any of the Wisconsin Technical College System institutions will have fulfilled all of their Marian University General Education requirements, except Theology. This requirement may be fulfilled by taking THE 101: Introduction​ to Christian Theology, 3 cr., at Marian University. Students must meet all specified proficiency, department, or ​program requirements. Students are responsible for meeting all residency and general baccalaureate degree​ requirements.​
Students who have received a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution requiring at​ least 30 general education credits will have completed all Marian University General Education requirements. Students must meet all specified proficiency, department, or program requirements. Students are​ responsible for meeting all residency and general baccalaureate degree requirements.

To assist Wisconsin Technical College students in furthering their academic and career goals, Marian University participates in a course-to-course agreement with Wisconsin’s 16 Technical Colleges. The WAICU-WTCS Course Credit Transfer Agreement is designed to ensure a smooth transfer process for WTCS students who wish to pursue a degree at Marian University. The fourteen courses in the agreement will satisfy general education or general degree requirements when applicable. Students are responsible for confirming that these courses transfer to their intended major by working with their academic advisor.