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Nicolet students who transferred early to UW-Madison can now get Nicolet associate degree

Oct. 9, 2013

Nicolet College students who transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison before completing all of the requirements for a two-year associate degree now have a way to finish the Nicolet associate degree while attending UW-Madison.

Officials from both campuses recently signed a reverse credit transfer agreement that gives students the opportunity to receive a Nicolet associate of arts or associate of science degree once they complete required courses at UW-Madison.

“We found that many students were transferring to UW-Madison before they had completed all of the required courses for a Nicolet associate degree,” said Nicolet College President Elizabeth Burmaster.

“What this agreement does is give students the opportunity to transfer their UW-Madison credits back to Nicolet and receive a Nicolet associate degree once all course requirements are met. This way they will have a recognized college credential as they continue working toward their bachelor’s degree.”

The agreement applies to students who transfer a minimum of 16 Nicolet credits to UW-Madison and have completed at least 15 credits at UW-Madison. The agreement applies to all new students as well as to those already attending UW-Madison.

Nicolet’s University Transfer Liberal Arts program is the largest academic program at the college, with more than 400 students enrolled every year. The program offers three different degrees: associate of arts, associate of science, and an associate of science with a natural resources emphasis.

In all, Nicolet has more than 70 transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities. These include with all University of Wisconsin campuses and many private institutions, and a special agreement with UW-Madison that guarantees admission to Nicolet students who have at least 54 credits and at least a B average.

For more information about the reverse transfer agreement or other aspects of the University Transfer Liberal Arts program, contact the Nicolet College Welcome Center at (715) 365-4493, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4493; TDD (715) 365-4448.

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UW Reverse TransferSigning Ceremony

Officials from Nicolet College and UW-Madison signed a reverse credit transfer agreement to give former Nicolet students at UW-Madison the opportunity to earn a Nicolet associate degree.

Attending the signing were, front row, left to right, Elizabeth Burmaster, president, Nicolet College, Eden Inoway-Ronnie, senior special assistant, University of Wisconsin Administration; back row, Rose Prunty, dean, Nicolet University Transfer Liberal Arts program, Teresa Rose, transfer coordinator, Nicolet University Transfer Liberal Arts program, and Joyce Crim, senior outreach specialist, Office of the Provost, UW-Madison.