Badger Ready students and staff outside on a Memorial Union balcony

Badger Ready is:

The Badger Ready program is a pathway to degree completion for those facing barriers to transfer admission at UW–Madison. Typical candidates:

  • have some college credit but no degree
  • are aged 25+ or a veteran of any age
  • have a break in education of two or more years
  • have a GPA that is currently a barrier to transfer admission
  • have proven success in a nonacademic area of life

Learn more about our program and if it might be a fit for you.

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Picture yourself as a Badger!

Returning to college has been a great privilege, and I’m so thankful to my supportive family and friends. Finishing my undergrad degree is going to put me in a good position to apply to grad school, after which I plan to become a licensed professional counselor.
Amie Swanson

Student with the I'm a Badger frame

You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand-new ending.

Author James R. Sherman