TIS FAQ's fall into four main categories:

Using the TIS Credit Transfer Wizards

1. Do the TIS Credit Transfer Wizards only work for schools in Wisconsin? How do I find out how my courses will transfer from a school outside of Wisconsin or from Wisconsin schools not listed in TIS?

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2. What transfer course information is included in the Credit Transfer Wizards?

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3. Why can't I find information about all courses on TIS? How can I find transfer information about a course not listed on TIS?

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4. What campuses are included in the University of Wisconsin System? What campuses are included in the Wisconsin Technical College System?

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5. What is General Education? Why is General Education important in transfer planning? Why should I use the TIS General Education Wizard?

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6. Where can I find information about how UW Independent Learning courses will transfer to a UW campus?

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7. Why does the department list for some campuses show department numbers (e.g. 804 – Mathematics) while the list for other campuses shows department abbreviations (e.g. MAT – Mathematics)?

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8. Why don’t the buttons and drop-down menus work in the Wizard Tutorial section?

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Understanding the Transfer Wizard Results

9. What is the basis for the transfer course information in TIS?  Who decides how courses will transfer?

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10. Why do some courses not transfer or transfer as “no degree credit”?

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11. Where can I find descriptions for courses offered at UW campuses? 

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12. What does it mean when the Transfer Report shows that a course transfers for elective credit, such as Math elective or General elective?

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13. What should I do if my credits don’t transfer to a UW campus as I expected?

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14. If Course A transfers to UW-X as Course B and Course B transfers to UW-Y as Course C, will Course A always transfer to UW-Y as Course C?

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15. If Course A transfers from UW-X to UW-Y as Course B, will Course B always transfer to UW-X as Course A?

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16. Is the information in TIS official?

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17. If I use TIS to see how a course transfers today, for how long can I "count on" the course transferring as shown on the TIS report?

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Understanding the Transfer Process

18. How do I transfer to a UW campus?

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19. Where can I find more information about the campus and the programs it offers?

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20. How do I get an official credit evaluation of my transfer courses?  When can I expect to receive this evaluation? 

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21. Do just credits transfer or do grades transfer too?

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22. Will my credits from a technical or community college transfer to a UW campus?

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23. I want to take a summer (or winter) session class at a UW campus and transfer it back to my home campus.  Do I need to apply to the other campus?  How do I find out what courses are offered and when?

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24. How can I get a transcript from one of the UW campuses?

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25. As a transfer student, do I need to pay the UW application fee?

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26. How many credits must I earn before I can transfer to one of the UW campuses?

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27. How do I apply to a school or college at a UW campus, such as the College of Education, School of Business or School of Nursing?

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Understanding Transfer Plans

28. Why should I set up an account?

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29. How do I set up an account?

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30. How do I add my courses?

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31. How do I create a transfer plan?

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32. What if I have a question about how my courses transfer after I look at my Transfer Plan?

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If you did not find the answer to your question, check the Contact & Support section for information about contacting a particular UW campus, an advisor at UW Help or the TIS staff.