Transfer Students

Welcome to UW-Madison! We are thrilled that you are joining our campus community and have decided to pursue a major in Psychology. Transitioning to a new institution can be challenging at times, and so we strive to provide resources and support to our transfer student population.

Transferring to UW-Madison UW-Madison offers many resources for transfer students.  Transfer Admissions, in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, provides information to students about the transfer process, transfer credits, and requirements for transferring to UW-Madison.  For newly admitted transfer students, the Transfer Transition Program offers abundant ways for new students to connect with current students and the community to create your own Wisconsin Experience.

Psychology Resources for Transfer Students  The Department of Psychology provides more detailed information for transfer students intending to major in psychology in Tips for Transfer Students. For students transferring from Madison College (MATC) intending to major in psychology, please check out specific Transfer Tips for Madison College Students.

Advising for Transfer Students   You will have an opportunity to touch base with an undergraduate psychology advisor about incoming credits and course selection when you attend your SOAR (Student Orientation Advising & Registration) session. While you are unable to declare a psychology major until you start classes at UW-Madison, we encourage you to touch base with a psychology advisor early in your first semester. Once you do declare the major, you will be assigned to a psychology advisor based on your last name. You can schedule an advising appointment through the Starfish scheduling system

Transfer Student Programming   Plan to join us for one of the Department of Psychology’s events specifically for transfer students!


  • Engaging in Psychology Research
  • *CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION* Registration Refresher


FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS: Engaging in Psychology Research
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Room 338 Psychology (Berkowitz room)

Join us to learn about the many research opportunities in the Department of Psychology! Becoming a research assistant is a great way to build connections, find mentors, and develop numerous transferrable skills. Hear from a panel of individuals currently working on Psychology research. A PIZZA LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ALL ATTENDEES.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Room 126 Psychology (one of the first floor computer labs)

Feeling overwhelmed or slightly confused about upcoming registration? Join us to review topics like L&S degree requirements, psych major requirements, course search and enroll, and useful resources in our department. In addition, meet fellow transfer students! Computers will be available to everyone, but feel free to bring your own electronic device.