Students interested in transferring to the Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program must first successfully fulfill the eligibility and application requirements with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment.

BBA Direct Transfer

Students enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System or the Wisconsin Technical College System may apply directly to the Wisconsin BBA Program. This is done concurrently with the transfer application process for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the fall term only.

Eligible applicants must follow the application requirements and deadlines for both the BBA Program and Office of Undergraduate Admissions for fall admission only.

The four prerequisite courses in communications, calculus, economics, and psychology must be completed or in the process of completion at the time of application.

General Transfer Students

Students attending the following institutions will need to complete a minimum of 12 in-residence credits at UW-Madison before applying to the Wisconsin BBA Program:

  • A private college or university in Wisconsin
  • A college or university outside of Wisconsin
  • A UW-System or Wisconsin Technical College with intended enrollment other than the Fall term

Admitted transfer students can complete the four prerequisite courses in communications, calculus, economics, and psychology prior to transferring. Any unfulfilled courses must be completed at UW-Madison once enrolled.

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Application deadlines and key dates

The Pre-Business application for Fall 2019 enrollment is closed. Information for the Spring 2020 application (for Fall 2020 enrollment) will be posted in September 2019.

Key dates for students currently enrolled in University of Wisconsin System or Wisconsin Technical College System institutions:

Deadline Description
February 1 – 28 Apply for BBA and department scholarships via the WiSH application
March 6, 2019 BBA admission application opens at 8:00 a.m. CT
March 20, 2019 BBA admission application closes at 4:00 p.m. CT
On or before
July 1, 2019
Application decisions announced
September 3, 2019 New admits officially become Wisconsin BBA students at BBA Induction

Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Admissions page for additional details.

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Apply to the Wisconsin BBA Program

The application for direct transfer admission into the Wisconsin BBA Program consists of four parts:

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Attend transfer events

The Wisconsin BBA Program hosts transfer events that will help you explore your interest in business and guide you through the application process.

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Meet with an advisor

The Wisconsin BBA Program offers one-on-one advising for prospective transfer BBA students. We’re available to help you prepare for admission and determine if the Wisconsin BBA Program is the best fit for you.

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Scholarships and financial aid

The Wisconsin School of Business provides nearly $1 million in scholarship support to admitted and newly enrolled BBA students each year. To be considered for scholarships from the School of Business, a WiSH application is required and FAFSA strongly recommended to be considered for most awards.

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