WSU degree programs may require specific prerequisites before beginning the major. Contact the academic department as soon as possible; if you can get started on your major prerequisites before you enroll at WSU Everett, you’ll finish your degree that much quicker.
Transfer credit is awarded in two ways: through a course-by-course evaluation or as part of a transferable associate’s degree.
While it isn’t necessary for admission, we recommend pursuing one of the transferable degrees described below. In most cases, this will fulfill the majority of the University’s general education requirements and enable you to transfer with junior standing.
The state of Washington provides uniform requirements for three specific types of transfer degrees.
Here’s a quick look at how most Washington community college transfer degrees will translate to WSU’s UCORE requirements.
IF YOU HAVE
An associate of arts (DTA degree)
Integrative Capstone course [CAPS]*
An associate of science – transfer degree
(AST-1 or AST-2)
- Roots of Contemporary Issues course [ROOT]
- A second course in [COMM] or [WRTG]
- Diversity course [DIVR]
- Integrative Capstone course [CAPS]*
Any other transferable associate’s degree
Transfer courses evaluated on a course-by-course basis
* This requirement can only be fulfilled at WSU.
DEGREES FROM STATES OTHER THAN WASHINGTON
Arizona, California, Idaho, Hawaii, Oregon, and New Mexico have transfer equivalency agreements with the state of Washington. Associate’s degrees from colleges in these states will generally fulfill WSU’s general education requirements (the Washington UCORE standards), but may not guarantee junior standing. Associate’s degrees from other states are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
Does my college offer a transferable degree? The Inter-College 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.