Criminal Justice Transfer Credits

Have you earned credit in another program, school or the U.S. military? The Distance Learning Center will evaluate your transcripts for eligible transfer credits.

University, Community, and Technical College Transfer Credits

  • In most cases, college credits earned from two-year or four-year regionally accredited school will transfer, provided grades were a C or better and the credits are in areas currently taught at UW-Platteville.
  • An associate’s degree from any UW System institution or Illinois community college satisfies all UW-Platteville core curriculum requirements, as does a four-year bachelor’s degree from any regionally accredited college or university.
  • An associate's degree from some community and technical colleges will also fulfill the core curriculum requirements.
  • The number of credits transferrable from a Wisconsin technical college is limited. In some cases, it is possible to transfer up to 30 credits in core curriculum courses. Please check the business and criminal justice courses that will transfer to UW-Platteville from Wisconsin technical colleges. More credits may be accepted if UW-Platteville has an approved business or criminal justice articulation agreement with the institution.

Military Experience

The UW-Platteville Registrar's office evaluates all military education and training for degree-seeking students. If you are a veteran who has served in the regular armed forces for more than one year, you should submit a copy of your DD214 for review and evaluation. You should also request official transcripts and documentation if you have attended one or more military schools. More formal courses offered by the regular Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Department of Defense starting with 1972 have been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE). Credit may be allowed for specific courses in appropriate curricula as recommended by ACE.

Additional information is available from the School Veterans Official in the Registrar's Office. Call 608.342.1321 for more information.

Training Programs

If the American Council on Education (ACE) has evaluated a corporate or professional training program in which you participated, you may receive some transfer credit. Only the ACE recommendations that are related directly to the criminal justice major will be considered for transfer. Normally, because training programs are so specific to the industry, such credits transfer as criminal justice electives. You must request an official transcript from ACE be sent directly to the Distance Learning Center to have your credits reviewed.

At this time, we do not grant credit for police academy training.

Training Certificates and Life Experience in Criminal Justice

As a leader in your field, have you earned professional certification? You may be able to receive credit toward your degree in criminal justice.

To receive credit, submit a Credit for Life Experience form along with a certificate or transcript when you apply to the criminal justice program.

Credit by Examinations

College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), United States Armed Forces Institute(USAFI) subject examinations, and College Board Advanced Placement Examinations may be reviewed for possible credit.

See Required CLEP Exam Scores and Advanced Placement Credits.

The maximum number of credits applicable to the major by external or internal examinations is 30 credits. If you have already taken any of these examinations, you must provide an official transcript for each. After review by UW-Platteville, you will be informed regarding transfer credits accepted.

UW-Platteville Courses Test-Out

If you believe you have proficiency in a specific course, you may be able to test out of it. Test-out costs and procedures are determined by individual departments. A maximum of 6 credits for criminal justice courses may be earned by test-out.

No student may test out of a course that is a prerequisite, stated or implied, for an advanced course in the same subject for which credits have already been earned. Only students who are officially enrolled at UW-Platteville may participate in departmental test-out examinations. Contact your academic advisor to discuss any questions regarding testing out of a course.

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