Admissions

Transfer Associates Degree

Transferring an associate's degree to WSU

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

Washington

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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Other States

Generally speaking, two-year degrees from states other than the six above will transfer on a course-by-course basis.


Note: This is a guide to the admission process, not a statement of policy. See the WSU General Catalog for official requirements and regulations.