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Transfer Admissions

At Wisconsin Lutheran College, you'll find a college providing an academic and faith experience that prepares you to see your potential and purpose in everyday life and work. You'll discover your WHY so you can lead in ways that are powerful and world changing. Along the way, you’ll gain the skills to tackle authentic challenges through service, undergraduate research, clinical experiences, and professional internships. We wholeheartedly believe that if you transfer to WLC, you'll graduate ready to surprise the world with a sense of purpose and confidence – as a bold Christian leader desperately needed in our world today.

  • Apply Today - Our Free Transfer Application is the First Step to Completing Your Degree at WLC

    Our admissions team is ready to ensure your transfer to Wisconsin Lutheran College is as easy as possible. You can start the transfer process by completing your free online transfer application. Our admissions team will guide you through the process, assist you with scholarships and financial aid, and provide personalized attention to maximize your existing credits and get you started at WLC!

    • Submit your FREE online application or use the Common App.
    • Request that transcripts from all previous institutions be sent to WLC.
    • Request that high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores (test scores optional) be sent to WLC. 

    Scholarships and Financial Aid

    It is our goal to minimize the barrier of finances in your pursuit of a Wisconsin Lutheran College education. We annually award more than $15 million in scholarship support to our students, helping to make their dream of a WLC education a reality.

    As a transfer student, you can take advantage of an affordable tuition and our transfer scholarships. Many of our scholarship awards are renewable annually, up to four years, if a student remains in good standing.

    • $16,000 Transfer Scholarship - College GPA of 3.25 to qualify; renewable each year with 2.75 cumulative WLC GPA
    • $14,000 Transfer Scholarship - College GPA of 2.75 to qualify; renewable each year with 2.25 cumulative WLC GPA
    • $12,000 Transfer Scholarship - College GPA of 2.5 to qualify; renewable each year with 2.00 cumulative WLC GPA
    • $8,000 Transfer Scholarship - College GPA of 2.25 to qualify; renewable each year with 2.00 cumulative WLC GPA

    • Fine Arts scholarships are awarded for the fall semester in the areas of art, theatre, and music; auditions/portfolio are required.
    • A one-time $500 Visit Scholarship is awarded to students who attend a qualifying WLC visit opportunity prior to their enrollment at WLC.
    • Our Partners in Christian Education Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship, renewable annually, available to transfer students who graduated from a Christian high school.
    • The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to select new transfer students who are members in good standing with the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society.

    Additional scholarship opportunities may be available to you. Your admissions counselor will connect you with a financial aid representative to explore opportunities to make your transfer to WLC as affordable as possible.

    Wisconsin Lutheran College welcomes transfer applications throughout the year, and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis!

    Contact the Office of Admissions to learn more!
    admissions@wlc.eduPhone: 414.443.8811 • Fax: 414.443.8547


    Wisconsin Lutheran College offers various clubs and organizations for you depending on your interests.

    There are also intercollegiate and intramural opportunities for men and women. The Warriors compete in NCAA Division III and members of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. To determine your eligibility status, you should contact Skip Noon, Athletic Director, at 414.443.8871.



    Maintaining a sense of campus community is important to us, so if you do not live with your family, you are required to live in college residence halls. Students are offered a variety of housing styles including on-campus, furnished apartments. If you live with your family, you may commute from home. If you have been out of high school for more than three years, you may live off campus. Appeals to these policies can be made through the Vice President of Student Life.


    After you have applied for admission, arrange to have transcripts from each college you've attended sent to WLC. Once your transcripts are received, our registrar will evaluate your transcripts to determine which credits will transfer, thereby determining your class status. A student must have finished a class with a "C" or better for it to be considered for transfer credit.

    You can request your transcripts be mailed or emailed: 

    Office of Admissions
    Wisconsin Lutheran College
    8800 W Bluemound Road
    Milwaukee, WI 53226


    Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) Course Credit Transfer Agreement (CCTA) with Wisconsin's Technical Colleges (WTCS)

    To assist Wisconsin Technical College students in furthering their academic and career goals, Wisconsin Lutheran College 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 WLC.

    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.

    Learn more about the CCTA

    Thinking about transferring?



    Prior to admission, Wisconsin Lutheran College requests that you turn in your free online application, college transcript, final high school transcript, and your ACT or SAT score (test scores optional).