Transfer College Credits to Fox Valley Tech

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Want to compare your previous credits with your next goal? If you've earned credit from schools you attended previously with courses that apply to your desired FVTC program, we'd like to review your transcript.

Request UNOFFICIAL Transfer Review


Already applied to FVTC? Make sure you start the official credit transfer process. Contact each institution you've attended and ask to have your official transcript sent directly to:

Fox Valley Technical College
Transfer Credit Office 
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Or email Transfer Credit

To order your list of credits from a University of Wisconsin school, visit UW Request a Transcript.

Prior Learning Credit / Credit Transfer FAQ

What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts from the school you previously attended with the school's seal, sent directly (via mail or electronically) from the school or a verified ordering service.

Do I need transcripts from all previous schools?

Yes, if your previous courses are relevant for your FVTC program, we will need a transcript from each school you attended. If, however, those courses don't apply to your FVTC program, then you don't need to send that transcript.

How can I find out which credits will transfer to FVTC?

Transfer credit is the acceptance of credits from other regionally or nationally accredited institutions of higher education. Transfer credit may be granted to students transferring from other institutions provided that:

  • The course is identified on an official college transcript;
  • The course being transferred is generally equivalent in content and meets or exceeds the credit value of the Fox Valley Technical College course;
  • The credits accepted as transfer do not exceed FVTC’s credit value assigned to the course;
  • The course is directly applicable to the degree or diploma program being pursued; and
  • A minimum 2.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale was attained in the course.


Per WTCS Board policy on credit for prior learning, Fox Valley Technical College will provide maximum recognition for work completed through other nationally or regionally accredited postsecondary institutions or other education, training, or work experience pertinent to the student’s new educational program and graduation requirements.

Transfer credit is designated with a grade of TC (Transfer Credit) on the student transcript and is not calculated in a student’s GPA (grade point average). A minimum of 25% of credit requirements must be directly earned through graded coursework (with a minimum of 12 credits in the technical discipline/occupational core) at Fox Valley Technical College for program graduation. Students cannot obtain advanced standing and/or transfer credit for more than 75% of the required program credits. Any exception to this policy must be authorized by the respective division dean. Students must appeal institutional decisions related to the acceptance of transfer credit through the formal academic appeals process.

Prior to submitting an application for admission, you can submit a request for an unofficial transcript review. We will evaluate the transcripts and email a listing of the classes that are expected to transfer to your FVTC program. 

Once you have applied to a program and have submitted your official transcripts for review, we will evaluate your transcripts and post the approved credits to your MyFVTC Account. Then we will email you a Student Transfer Evaluation. You can also view your transfer credit in your MyFVTC Account and on your unofficial transcript.

Do I need to complete Accuplacer testing if I have college credits and/or a college degree?

Not necessarily. If your admission requirements include Accuplacer testing, official college transcripts will be reviewed and some or all of the Accuplacer assessment may be waived to the general education level. If your program requires higher Accuplacer assessment scores, you will need to test to see if you meet the higher requirements.

Does my transfer credit affect my FVTC grade point average?

No. Transfer credit is designated with a grade of TC on your transcript and is not calculated in your GPA.

Does apprenticeship training transfer to FVTC?

You may receive up to 32 credits for your prior learning towards an associate degree. For more information, contact our Enrollment Services team at 920-735-5645 or registrar@fvtc.edu.

Does FVTC accept military training and credits?

Yes, we will accept military training and credits. Please submit a JST (Joint Service Transcript), SMART or ACE transcript for evaluation to the Transfer Credit Office.

Does FVTC accept transfer credits from another country?

Yes, we accept credits completed in another country. We require a Credit Assessment of your translated transcript. Credit Assessments MUST be completed by a certified evaluator and MUST include proof of certification credentials. For more information, please contact the Transfer Credit Office.

Does FVTC accept CLEP, DANTES and College Board credits?

Yes, we accept all of these credits and will transfer in the applicable courses based on the test results. Please submit test results to the transfer credit office for evaluation. If approved, the credits will be recorded as Advanced Standing (AS) on your official transcript. These courses will not apply toward your academic GPA.

How can I find out if another college will accept my FVTC credits?

We have an extensive list of partnerships and agreements with four-year colleges and universities. Check out our transfer agreements.

Prior Learning Credit / Credit Transfer

Email: Transfer Credit
Phone: 920-735-4720
Text: 920-345-4229