Transfer Credit Policies & Resources

For regionally accredited, college-level academic transfer credit, one set of transfer course articulation tables will be used for course evaluation by all campuses in the WSU system. Transfer credit is awarded based on appropriateness for WSU’s academic programs and comparableness in nature, content, academic rigor, and quality to WSU’s curriculum. The tables used by all campuses for evaluation of transfer courses is maintained and monitored by WSU Pullman Admissions transcript evaluators and the Transfer Center in consultation with academic units. Transfer credit equivalencies are subject to change.

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

The Office of Admissions evaluates official transcripts at the time of a completed application and uses the Transfer Credit Report to list transfer courses and grades, WSU equivalencies, total transferable credits, and transfer admissions GPA. Please note transfer GPAs are used for admissions purposes and are not averaged into a WSU GPA. The WSU transcript does not list individual transfer courses and grades; only transfer credit totals and the sources of the transfer credit. Transfer course grades may be used by WSU academic units for admission to major requirements, and major or minor course requirements, and for course prerequisite purposes.

Please visit the WSU Admissions Submitting Transcripts website for guidance on sending transcripts to WSU. Transfer courses are evaluated for the following:

  • University Common Requirements (UCORE) direct equivalencies or UCORE electives (UCORE/PHYSICS 1XX PSCI)
  • Departmental direct equivalencies; non-UCORE (ex. ACCTG 230) 
  • Departmental electives (ACCTG 2XX) and general electives (Elective 1XX)
  • Non-transferable courses (including, but not limited to courses that are below college-level or remedial, career/technical, or not sufficiently aligned to WSU’s curriculum offerings)

Please visit the Transfer Tools overview webpage for additional guidance and resources to help you plan the transferring of credit.  Please contact with your WSU admissions counselor for admissions information, and you can connect with your intended academic department for additional guidance regarding degree requirements and admission to the major.