Ready for a change
The Badger Ready program provides insight, opportunity, and support for degree-seeking adults who may face barriers to completing an undergraduate degree.
This transitional program is for adults 25+ and veterans of any age who typically have a minimum of 24 credits from an accredited institution (*former UW–Madison students see below) and a cumulative break in education of at least 2 years.
After successfully completing specific academic and program criteria, you can be admitted as a UW–Madison transfer student through our partnership with the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. These criteria will likely include, but are not limited to, the completion of at least 12 UW–Madison credits as a University Special student with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA taken over the course of 2-4 semesters.
*former UW–Madison students wishing to complete their degree can simply apply for reentry admission.