Transfer Equivalency Database
Use this guide to see how your courses match up with WSU equivalencies and find out which courses you should be taking to meet your future WSU requirements.
If your transfer courses were taken on a quarterly system, you’ll need to convert them to semester credits to see how your credit hours match WSU requirements. Simply multiply your quarter credit hours by .67 to determine how many semester credits you’ll receive. Using this equation, 5 quarter credits would convert to 3.35 semester credits.
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 list makes it easier to complete and transfer university common requirements (UCORE) form school to school in the state of Washington. A student must have a minimum grade of a C or better in each course to be given transfer credit for the work and must also meet WSU’s admissions requirements to be admitted. See Washington Council for High School-College Relations for more information about the agreement.
Here is a list of transferable courses based on common education categories and the number of credit required in that category. The specific course may vary based on your school’s curriculum.
- Communications (5 credits) — ENGL& 101 or ENGL& 102
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits) — MATH& 107, MATH& 148, or MATH& 151
- Humanities (10 credits in two different subject areas or disciplines) — PHIL& 101, MUSC& 105, DRMA& 101, ENGL& 111, or HUM& 101- For colleges where history fulfills humanities requirements: HIST& 116, HIST& 117, HIST& 118, HIST& 146, HIST& 147, or HIST& 148
- Social Science (10 credits in two different subject areas or disciplines) — PSYC& 100, SOC& 101, POLS& 101, or POLS& 202 For colleges where history fulfills social science requirements: HIST& 116, HIST& 117, HIST& 118, HIST& 146, HIST& 147, or HIST& 148
- Natural Sciences (10 credits in two different subject areas or disciplines) — BIOL& 100, BIOL& 160 with lab, ASTR& 100, ASTR& 101 with lab, CHEM& 105, CHEM& 110 with lab, CHEM& 121 with lab, CHEM& 161, CHEM& 162, ENVS& 100, ENVS& 101, PHYS& 121, GEOL& 101 with lab
- 5 additional credits in a different discipline can be taken from any category listed above.
Receive Credit for AP and IB Scores
WSU awards credit for AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.
Transferring An Associate’s Degree
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. Be sure to check the requirements for your intended major at WSU before you transfer and check the WSU Catalog for any requirements you will need.
There are three types of transfer degrees for Washington:
Generally speaking, two-year degrees from states other than the six below, will transfer on a course-by-course basis. 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.