In addition to resources and services provided by Admissions Counselors, WSU provides transfer students an additional point of contact throughout their transition with the Transfer Clearinghouse. The staff consists of Susan Poch, Director and Assistant Vice Provost, and Waylon Safranski, Assistant Director. Susan and Waylon are committed to collaborating with the many transfer stakeholders to ensure transfer student success continues at WSU.
“The ultimate goal is to boost the number of transfer students at WSU and improve their retention and graduation rates,” Poch said. “Transfer students bring diversity and unique experiences, and there will be more intentional focus on transfers in the years to come.”
The Transfer Clearinghouse (TCH) has a dedicated transfer answer line (firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-8704) to serve all transfer-related inquiries. The transfercredit.wsu.edu website houses WSU’s transfer course equivalency database and provides information on the evaluation process, types of credit and how degrees transfer, academic programs and graduation requirements, and resources for transfer students. A key component of the website is an online Course Evaluation Request form that is available for courses not yet evaluated in the equivalency database or those that may require a syllabus for departmental review. New technology will soon be launched to show prospective students how their transfer credit applies toward WSU degree requirements.
The Clearinghouse offers prospective students unofficial credit evaluations and pre-advising services, which provides them with the earliest and fullest understanding of how credit will transfer and apply toward their intended WSU degree requirements. The Clearinghouse also serves as a point of contact for a Reverse Transfer Articulation Program with the State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, which is designed to assist current WSU students with the process of earning their associate’s degree with WSU coursework.
Assisting transfer students throughout their time at WSU is another focus, and the Clearinghouse is located in the Transfer Resource Center to provide transfer advising (in addition to the student’s primary academic advisor), access to campus-based resources, and promotion of clubs and activities, including the Tau Sigma National Honor Society.