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Higher Education Act (HEA) Consumer Information

HEA Consumer Information

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is committed to ensuring prospective and enrolled students and their parents have available and can easily access information about MCW, its operations and academic programs. Disclosure of consumer information has been developed under the guidelines of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 2009 and pertains to: general institutional, financial aid, estimated costs by school, academic information, student records, campus facilities and health and safety.

If you need assistance or would like a paper copy contact the MCW Office of Financial Aid, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226 or call (414) 955-8208.

MCW Consumer Information 

Click on each section to review important information about MCW, its operations and academic programs.
Academic Information

Academic Programs, Program Accreditation, Academic Progress

  • Accreditation
  • Academic Programs
  • Transfer of Credit Policies
    The number of credit hours which may be transferred from other institutions is limited to protect the integrity of the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Only credits directly applicable to a student’s MCW degree program will be considered for transfer.  There is no guarantee that credits will be approved for transfer.  
    • No external grades may be transferred into MCW.
    • No credit shall be awarded by MCW for transfer courses in which earned grades are below passing.
    • Credits applied to another program for which a degree was earned are not eligible for transfer.
    • Credits earned must be from an institution accredited by one of six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and, when appropriate, by the accrediting organization for that health professional program.
    • Currently enrolled students who pursue external courses at an institution that is not part of an agreement with MCW, not a joint department and not part of the Visiting Student Application Service must receive approval from their school prior to enrolling at the external institution.
    Students should consult their respective School Handbooks for more details:
  • Textbook Information
  • Types of Graduate and Professional Education in which the School's Graduates Enroll
  • Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses and other Family Members

Per U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 668.43, the Medical College of Wisconsin hereby discloses the states and territories where graduates may be licensed: Professional Licensure by State

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Report
Financial Aid

Guide to Financial Aid, Financial Aid Counseling, Loan Information

Health and Safety

Campus Security, Safety and Crime Reports, Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention, Drug and Alcohol Policies

General Information

Accreditation, Privacy of Student Records (FERPA), Student Handbook, Voter Registration

Student Body Diversity

Pursuant to federal regulations, postsecondary institutions must make available to current and prospective students information about their student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories:

  • Male
  • Female
  • Self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients (N/A)

This information related to the student body diversity at MCW can be accessed on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator website at: NCES College Navigator

Voter Registration Information

For Wisconsin Residents

For non-Wisconsin Residents

  • If Wisconsin is not your legal state of residence, you can find out how you can register to vote at: Register to Vote

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Each year on September 17, MCW celebrates Constitution Day with an activity or educational program. In the event that Constitution Day falls on a weekend, the holiday will be observed on either the previous Friday or the following Monday.

If you have any questions related to Constitution Day or its observance at MCW, please contact

Student Location

The Medical College of Wisconsin requires all students maintain a current mailing address in MCWconnect as well as current emergency contacts, addresses and telephone numbers in MCWconnect.  Students who are not compliant with this requirement will have a registration hold placed on their records until such time the required information is updated in MCWconnect.

For purposes of distance education students, the Medical College of Wisconsin determines the student’s location on the basis of the student’s mailing address at matriculation, and on the basis of any subsequent address changes as recorded in MCWconnect.

Student Complaints

The Medical College of Wisconsin is committed to the expedient and fair resolution of all student concerns.  To that end, students are encouraged to address their concerns with administrative offices and school/program offices by following the information on the Student Concerns and Complaints website.