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Find your spark at Ripon College

Transferring to Ripon has never been easier or more attractive.

  • Ripon College accepts transfer credits from most institutions and maintains block transfer agreements with Madison College and UW Colleges. View our Transfer Course Equivalency page for more information on Ripon’s transfer agreements and how your credits will transfer.
  • Transfer Scholarships up to $35,000 per year are awarded to academically-qualified undergraduate transfer applicants. To be considered for a transfer scholarship, students must have a minimum of 18 transferrable semester credit hours completed and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 to 4.0 when they submit their application for admission. Additional institutional aid based on financial need also may be available.
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These transfer students found their spark at Ripon College.

Feeling of being ‘home’ sparked transfer to Ripon College

Rachel Marine Brummer ’06 transferred her general education credits from UW-Oshkosh, Fox Valley Technical College and Colombia College of Chicago and majored in Business Administration at Ripon.


Love of Ripon area’s beauty sparked sociology/anthropology major

Transferring to a new school was always the plan for Chase Zajac-Elsbecker ’11 of Pulaski, Wisconsin. He spent his first two years at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois, his local community college, before deciding to transfer to Ripon College. “The transfer process was super-simple,” he says.


Transfer to Ripon College sparked confidence, opportunities

Current junior Rose Hogmire of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, wasn’t sure college was for her at first, but eventually found her niche at Ripon College after transferring from the University of Minnesota Duluth.


People and classes sparked DIII assistant basketball coach

After spending his first three years at Western Michigan University, Hayden Hoerdemann ’15 chose to transfer to Ripon College for his senior year.


Steven Miller

Transfer to Ripon sparked life changes, eventual return to alma mater

“When I graduated, I knew that I wanted to come back here,” says Steven Miller ’07. “I greatly wanted to give Ripon students the kind of support, encouragement and education that Ripon professors had given me. There’s a shared sense of community that keeps the place friendly and worth being a part of.”


Small-school setting, choice of exercise science majors sparked transfer to Ripon

Kevin Wopat ’05 was attending Madison Area Technical College and didn’t really know what he wanted to do with his life. “As I looked at schools, Ripon’s small-school setting fit into what I needed,” he says. “I’ve always been passionate about sports, and the exercise science department had majors that intrigued me.”


Welcoming community sparked healthcare professional

Reesha Lopez ’09 of Seattle had planned to transfer to a new school after meeting her general education requirements at Madison College, but her plan wasn’t Ripon.


Professors, unique challenges sparked entrepreneur

Dave Knuth ’08 of Ripon Wisconsin spent his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and his sophomore year at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.


Passion for public speaking, love of learning sparked at Ripon

Ben Firgens ’14, originally from Oregon, Wisconsin, transferred to Ripon from the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.


Personal support, international opportunities sparked nonprofit professional

“I am more than grateful I transferred from UW-Fond du Lac to Ripon and was given the opportunity to grow as an individual,” says Haley Madson ’09 of Ripon, Wisconsin.


Jill Weber

Research opportunities and student-faculty relationships spark communication professor.

“My decision to transfer to Ripon paved my way to a full ride at graduate school,” says Jill Weber ’02 of Roanoke, Virginia.


Brandon Dzuba

Financial savings sparks graduate student in physics

Saving money was an incentive for Brandon Dzuba ’15 of West Lafayette, Indiana, when he started his higher education on a two-year campus.


tiffany seering

More financial help, friends on campus sparked move to Ripon

“The campus was beautiful, the dorms felt like home, and I loved the fact that the classes were small and personal,” says Tiffany Seering ’11, a transfer from UW-Platteville. “Much different from my classes in a lecture hall with hundreds of students.”


Ryan Edquist

Getting individual attention sparks success for psychobiology student

“Ripon offered me something my previous institution didn’t have,” says Ryan Edquist ’17. At Ripon, he found attention and accommodations. He recalls individual staff members who have helped him from the start.


Joey Johns

Love of theatre sparked professional technician’s transfer to Ripon College

“After visiting the campus and visiting with students and professors in the theatre department, I became convinced that Ripon valued exactly the type of close community environment I was looking for,” says Joey Johns ’14 of Appleton, Wisconsin.

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