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WSU Transfer Clearinghouse Reverse Transfer Program

Make it Count

Earn your associate degree even if you already transferred to WSU! You earned it, and through a partnership between WSU and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), you can make it official. You deserve it.

Did You Transfer Before Earning an Associate Degree?

Have you transferred to Washington State University before earning your associate’s degree? Students transferring to Washington State University from a Washington community or technical college before earning an associate degree will be able to apply academic credits they earn at WSU to complete that degree. Adding an associate degree to your college transcript will help build your resume, document applicable job qualifications, and provide you with the benefits and options associated with earning an associate in arts degree as part of the Direct Transfer Agreement.

Do You Qualify?

WSU has recently updated Academic Regulation 6 (Transfer Credit) and students who have earned at least 30 quarter credits/20 semester credits of transferable credit from a single Washington Community and Technical College are now eligible to earn an associate degree via reverse transfer. You must be enrolled at WSU prior to earning an associate degree. Eligible WSU transfer students are notified electronically in their myWSU Student Center “Tasks” tile about the opportunity to attain an associate degree by reporting credits back to their previous community and technical college through the automated National Student Clearinghouse course exchange process (at no cost to the student).

If you represent a Washington CTC, and you’d like to learn more about our National Student Clearinghouse process please email

How Do I Find Out More?

To find out more, please contact the WSU Transfer Clearinghouse for guidance, and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges reverse transfer contact list specific guidance on degree requirements and processes.