Thursday – October 18, 2018
Learn About Transferring Credits to MATC
If you have taken courses at another college you may be eligible for credit at MATC. All General Studies courses taken at Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) are transferable to all other WTCS colleges. Certain high school courses in Wisconsin may be eligible for credit at MATC through the High School Articulation process.
Only classes taken from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution recognized by MATC where a student has received a "C" or better are transferable. Eligible courses must match a specific course at MATC. The courses must be deemed identical by an associate dean. There is no fee for transferring courses to MATC.
Frequently Asked Transfer Questions
What documentation do I need to provide to transfer my credits?
Students need to provide an official transcript to transfer credits to MATC from another college. Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the schools you previously attended.
How do I submit my transcripts?
Send official transcripts to
700 W. State ST.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Transcripts can also be brought in-person to any of the four campus Welcome Centers. Transcript must remain official which means they arrive to the Welcome Center in a sealed envelope.
Do I need to submit transcripts from every college?
Yes, transcripts reflecting transfers from other institutions are not sufficient for granting credit. Official transcripts are required from ALL institutions.
What do I need to do if I have a transcript from an international university?
Transcripts from international universities must be translated and evaluated by a recognized evaluating agency. MATC's policy requires that all foreign university transcripts be evaluated course by course. For further assistance, please contact our International Advising Office at 414-297-7324 or 414-297-6430.
A few local evaluating agencies are listed below.ECE (Educational Credentials Evaluators (Evaluation only)
PO Box 514070-3470
Milwaukee, WI 53203
International Institute of Wisconsin (Translation only)
1110 N. Old World Third St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Do I need to apply to MATC to have my transcript evaluated?
A transfer specialist can do an unofficial review of your transcripts prior to admissions. Technical studies courses may require the review of program instructors and Associate Deans. An official evaluation occurs upon receipt of your MATC enrollment application, $30 application fee, and official transcripts. If you would like an unofficial evaluation, contact the transfer specialists listed in this FAQ section.
What if I attended an out-of-state or a WI private college?
Only classes taken from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution recognized by MATC where a student has received a "C" or better are transferable. Eligible courses must match a specific course at MATC and coursework must meet the same academic rigor at our college. The courses must be deemed identical by an Associate Dean. There is no fee for transferring courses to MATC.
How do I know if the college I attended is regionally accredited?
MATC accepts credits from regionally accredited institutions. To find out if your institution is regionally accredited, visit http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx
What grade must I achieve to transfer college credits?
College transfer credits must have a minimum grade of C or better. Specific program requirements supersede this requirement.
Do college transfer credits affect my MATC GPA?
No, transfer credits are not calculated in your MATC GPA; however, they are counted in the financial 150% rule.
Do I need to take the Accuplacer (admissions) test if I have college credits or a degree?
Completion of 12 credits or more with a grade of C or better in the academic areas (English and math), will provide you advanced standing to be waived from the admissions test. If your program requires higher assessment scores, you may need to take certain tests to meet the requirement (ie. Algebra requirement).
Once I transfer in my courses, do I need to take a certain number of courses at MATC to graduate?
Yes, the number of transfer credits cannot exceed 75% of the required technical college credits. Twenty-five percent of your technical credits must be earned at MATC. For certificates, 50% of the coursework must be completed at MATC. Your program plan will tell you how many credits you must complete at MATC.
How will I know if my credits transferred?
Transfer credits are entered on the student's program plan as a TE (Transfer Equivalency). You can find your program plan on INFOnline which is located in your MyMATC account. Your unofficial transcript will also show your transfer credits. You will also receive letters from the Registrar's office regarding the status of your transfer credits.
How long does it take to see my transfer credits on my program plan?
Your transcript will be sent to the Advanced Standing office within the first 7 to 10 business days of your acceptance in a program. Once evaluated, please allow 2 to 4 weeks to see your transfer results.
Why don't some credits transfer to my program?
Typically, we only transfer in courses that are applicable to your program of study. You may have other credits that may transfer to MATC; however, they may not apply as part of the requirements for your degree. If you change programs, you will need to contact a Transfer Specialist to request additional courses to be transferred.
Who should I talk to about transferring to MATC?
Vang Xiong - Downtown Milwauke Campus programs
Dionne Smith - West Allis, Oak Creek, & Mequon campus programs
Maggie Ehlert - Associate of Arts or Science programs
Who should I talk to about transferring to another college?
How can I connect to a transfer specialist at another four-year college?
University of Wisconsin Transfer Information System (TIS)
This course equivalency link provides a quick reference guide for students who are interested in transferring course credits to MATC from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and UW System colleges. Although the database is updated on a regular basis, students are encouraged to confirm the information with the school to which they wish to transfer their credits.
High School Education
Certain high school courses in Wisconsin may be eligible for credit at MATC through the High School Articulation process.