Transfer Your Credits

Transfer Your Credits

Transfer Equivalency Database

We will evaluate your credits when we receive your official transcripts, but you can also see how your courses match up with WSU equivalents by using the transfer equivalency database.

If you already know what WSU courses you need to take, you can also use this guide to find its equivalent at your current college.

Washington community colleges offer their courses on the quarter system and WSU Tri-Cities is on the semester system. Transferring your credit from quarter to semester is easy! Simply multiply your credit hours by .66 to determine how many semester credits you’ll receive.


Washington 45 Agreement

The Washington 45 agreement makes it easy for you to transfer pre-approved first-year general education courses from one college to another in the state of Washington.


Receive Credit for AP and IB Scores

WSU awards credit for AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.

AP Scores

WSU awards credit for scores of 3 or higher on College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams. See a list of AP exam credits awarded by WSU.

IB Scores

WSU awards credit for each International Baccalaureate (IB) higher – level pass with a grade of 4 or better. See a list of IB credits awarded by WSU.


Transferring An Associate’s Degree

Depending on the degree and the college, you may be able to get an associate’s degree and transfer with credit for all the state’s University Common Requirements (UCORE).

WSU has transfer articulation agreements for associate’s degrees earned from accredited colleges in Washington, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and New Mexico.

Washington

There are three types of transfer degrees:

  1. Direct transfer agreement (DTA) associate’s degree

If you’ve completed a direct transfer agreement (DTA) associate’s degree that incorporates general education requirements similar to WSU’s, you’ll get credit for the University’s lower-division University Common Requirements (UCORE) and will generally be given junior standing.

We partner with two-year colleges to create transfer associate “pathways” that include the prerequisites you’ll need to qualify for your major at WSU. Find more information on DTA major-related program pathways at the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges website.

Be sure to check the requirements for your intended major at WSU during the year before you transfer. Contact the department you’ll be majoring in and check the WSU Catalog for the requirements you’ll need to meet to graduate from WSU.

  1. Associate of science transfer (AS-T) degree (Tracks I and II)

If you have an associate of science transfer (AS-T) degree, you’ll generally be given junior standing when you transfer to WSU.

However, the AS-T degree may not fulfill all WSU’s University Common Requirements (UCORE). See chart to right for further information on UCORE courses needed to graduate from WSU.

We partner with two-year colleges to create transfer associate “pathways” that include the prerequisites you’ll need to qualify for your major at WSU. Find more information on AS-T major-related program pathways at the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges.

Be sure to check the requirements for your intended major at WSU during the year before you transfer. Contact the department you’ll be majoring in and check the WSU Catalog for the requirements you’ll need to meet to graduate from WSU.

  1. Associate of applied science transfer (AAS-T) degree

If you have an associate of applied science transfer (AAS-T) degree, your credit will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. This degree doesn’t fulfill the WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE) and doesn’t guarantee junior standing.

If the equivalents weren’t completed while earning the AAS-T degree, you’ll need to finish those requirements after transferring to WSU.

Be sure to check the requirements for your intended major at WSU during the year before you transfer. Contact the department you’ll be majoring in and check the WSU Catalog for the requirements you’ll need to meet to graduate from WSU.

Washington community colleges that offer direct transfer degrees

The Intercollege Relations Commission (ICRC) handbook contains statewide standards for transferable degrees and courses; see page 21 of their PDF for a list of Washington community colleges that offer direct transfer associate’s degrees.

Arizona

The associate of arts (AA or AA/GR) degree from a public Arizona community college will generally fulfill WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE), but doesn’t guarantee junior standing.

California

The associate in arts (AA) degree, along with the intersegmental general education transfer curriculum (IGETC) verification, from a public California community college will generally fulfill WSU’s lower division University Common Requirements (UCORE), but may not guarantee junior standing.

Hawaii

The associate in arts (AA) degree from a public Hawaii community college will generally fulfill WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE), but doesn’t guarantee junior standing.

Idaho

The associate of arts (AA) degree from North Idaho College, College of Southern Idaho, or College of Western Idaho will generally fulfill WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE), but doesn’t guarantee junior standing.

Oregon

The associate of arts Oregon transfer (AAO-T) degree from a public Oregon community college or the associate of science athletic training emphasis from Southwestern Oregon Community College will generally fulfill WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE), but won’t guarantee junior standing.

New Mexico

If you earned an associate in arts (AA) degree from New Mexico Military Institute in fall 2002 or later, you’ll generally get credit for WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE), but won’t be guaranteed junior standing.