About Transfer Pathway Agreements & Processes

Statewide Transfer & Accreditation Information

WSU subscribes to the “Policy on Intercollege Transfer and Articulation Among Washington Public Colleges and Universities” endorsed by the public colleges and universities of Washington and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and published by the Washington Student Achievement Council. The information and resources below will provide more context and information about various statewide transfer policies and procedures.

The Intercollege Relations Committee Handbook and Policies: contains helpful information on the following topics.

  • Policy on Intercollege Transfer and Articulation among Washington public colleges and universities (Pg. 7).
  • Community colleges in Washington with a direct transfer degree that meets ICRC guidelines (Pg. 22).
  • Associate degree transfer Courses that are generally accepted (Pg. 24).
  • Restricted subject areas for transfer (the “gray area list”) (Pg. 28).

Washington Student Achievement Council Transfer Student Rights and Responsibilities: explains the rights and responsibilities that each transfer student has as they interact with their institution in the credit transfer process.

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)

The SBCTC is governed by a nine-member Governor-appointed board responsible for administering the Community and Technical College Act and providing leadership and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. The SBCTC includes information on transfer degrees, transfer resources, and reverse articulation.

Regional Accreditation

WSU accepts transfer credit from nationally recognized higher education institutions with regional accreditation from the following approved accreditation agencies (or equivalent for international institutions):