University Transfer Degree - Associate of Science

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University Transfer Degree - Associate of Science

Associate Degree

60 Credits | 2 Years

Online Program | Financial Aid-Eligible

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

As a student in the University Transfer Degree - Associate of Science program, you'll take courses to meet the general requirements of a four-year degree, just like at a four-year campus. Through inquiry, observation, and analysis, students gain knowledge and skills in the sciences, which enables them to broaden their perspectives, increase problem solving skills, and express themselves effectively in both writing and speaking. You'll take courses within a core curriculum with an emphasis upon mathematics and the sciences.

Program Overview

Upon completion of this program, you'll be able to transfer to most public or private colleges and universities, both inside and outside of Wisconsin. Up to 72 credits may transfer to satisfy university general education requirements (additional courses may be needed for specific majors or licensure requirements). Completion of the full AS degree allows for maximum transfer.

The University Transfer Degree - Associate of Science program is provided in partnership with Nicolet College. You'll receive all the cost savings and the convenience of a complete liberal arts transfer degree while taking your classes at a WITC campus, online, and/or via ITV. Financial aid will be awarded through Nicolet. The degree will also be awarded by Nicolet.

Program Outcomes

University Transfer Degree - Associate of Science graduates will be able to:

  • Employ effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills in diverse professional and social contexts
  • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate effective use of scientific method skills in a variety of contexts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, political, and historical dimensions of our world
  • Demonstrate heightened awareness of our physical, chemical, and biological environment
  • Demonstrate an increased responsibility for self-directed learning and personal wellness

By completing your generals at WITC and transferring credits to a four-year university, you can save up to $10,000 in tuition costs. You can transfer up to 72 credits to any University of Wisconsin institution, as well as many Wisconsin private colleges and Minnesota or Michigan state institutions, and satisfy university general education requirements, so you'll enter the university as junior status. 

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Save up to $10,000 in tuition.

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Transfer credits to a four-year university.

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In-demand skills. 


University Transfer Degree - Associate of Science is available at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses or online. Classes are a blend of in-person, ITV, Your Choice and online for your convenience. 

Start Here, Transfer There

Complete your general courses at WITC and transfer credits to any four-year university (private or public). 

Multiple Course Start Dates

You can begin taking classes in the fall, summer or spring.

Traditional College Experience

WITC offers student housing options at select campuses, student activities and clubs, and plenty of networking opportunities will provide a traditional college lifestyle with the same academic rigor of a four-year college.


The program is comprised of courses from nine different areas of studies such as English, Speech, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, Natural Science, Health/Wellness, Diversity and Ethnic Studies, World Language and electives. 

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Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

University Transfer Degree - Associate of Science

60 Credits | 2 Years


Book costs are dependent upon course selection.

*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the University Transfer Degree - Associate of Science Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Liberal Arts - Associate of Science degree from Nicolet. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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