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Transfer Center for Policy & Resources Transfer Credit Policies & Resources

Transfer Credit Policies

Transfer credit is awarded based on appropriateness for WSU’s academic programs and comparability in nature, content, academic rigor, and quality to WSU’s curriculum. Transfer credit equivalencies are subject to change. WSU Academic Departments have the authority to evaluate transfer coursework for any department course equivalent or major requirement within the academic unit.

The policies governing transfer credit are set forth in the WSU Academic Regulations.

The Office of Admissions evaluates official transcripts and uses the Transfer Credit Report to list transfer courses and grades, WSU equivalencies, total transferable credits, and transfer GPA. Please note transfer GPAs are used for admissions purposes and are not averaged into a WSU GPA. Please connect with your WSU campus Admissions office for guidance on sending transcripts to WSU.

Once official transcripts are received, courses are evaluated for the following:

Each of the above are indicated as follows in both the Transfer Course Search Tool and the Transfer Credit Report

If any of the following codes appear in the “University Common Requirement” column, this indicates that a transferred course will be equivalent to a WSU course that satisfies the indicated UCORE category.

  • Inquiry in the Creative and Professional Arts [ARTS]
  • Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]
  • Written Communication [WRTG]
  • Communication [COMM]
  • Diversity [DIVR]
  • Inquiry into the Humanities [HUM]
  • Inquiry into the Social Sciences [SSCI]
  • Inquiry into the Natural Sciences – Physical Sciences [PSCI]
  • Inquiry into the Natural Sciences – Biological Sciences [BSCI]
  • Inquiry into the Natural Sciences – General Sciences [SCI]

Elective Codes:

SUBJECT 1XX, 2XX, etc. – This code will appear when courses taken at the transfer institution transfer to WSU but do not have a direct equivalency to a WSU course. Example HIST 100 at the transfer institution may transfer to WSU as HISTORY 1XX. These courses may still satisfy UCORE requirements.

ELECTIVE 1XX, 2XX, etc. – This code appears for courses that do not have a direct equivalency but transfer to WSU for elective credit. The appropriate departments and colleges determine the use of elective credit toward degree requirements.

UCORE 1XX, 2XX, etc. – This code appears for some courses taken at the transfer institution that can be used towards fulfilling UCORE but do not have a direct equivalency to a WSU course.

NON_T. – Non-transferable credits are credits that will not transfer to WSU. These credits may include but are not limited to:

  • Courses taken at colleges or universities that are not regionally accredited
  • Non-credit courses and workshops
  • Remedial or college preparatory courses
  • Sectarian religious studies
  • Vocational-technical courses.­

Questions

Please email transfer@wsu.edu for any questions related to transfer credit evaluation and processing.