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Direct Transfer Associate’s Degree (DTA) • Associate of Science Transfer Degree (AS-T) • General Education Requirements at Other Institutions • Complete Bachelor’s Degree • States with Approved Transfer Degrees • Other/International Degrees
Direct Transfer Associate’s Degree (DTA)
Students who transfer to WSU with an approved DTA degree from a regionally accredited Washington community college or an approved program outside Washington (see states listed below) will have the lower-division UCORE fulfilled and generally be given junior status and 60 semester credit hours. Please note the Integrative Capstone [CAPS] upper-division UCORE requirement will not be completed.
“Reverse Transfer” DTA
Students who have completed at least 60 transferable quarter credit hours toward completion of an approved transferable degree from a Washington community college may complete the Direct Transfer Associates (DTA) degree after their initial enrollment at WSU. See Reverse Transfer Pilot Program.
DTA “Gray Area” Credits
Within a completed DTA, up to 15 quarter (10 semester) credits of coursework at the 100 level or above, that may otherwise be non-transferable vocational/technical courses, may transfer.
Associate of Science Transfer Degree (AS‑T)
Students who have completed the Associate of Science Transfer (AS-T) degree from a Washington community college will generally be given junior status and 60 semester credit hours. The AS-T does not fulfill all the lower-division UCORE requirements. Typically there are about four additional courses that must be met prior to the completion of a WSU degree: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT], a second course in [COMM] or [WRTG], and a diversity course [DIVR]. The upper-division Integrative Capstone [CAPS] must also be completed.
For more information on the DTA, AS-T, major related programs, and a Washington transfer degree inventory please visit our Statewide Transfer Resources webpage.
General Education Requirements Completed at 4-year Washington Institution
Completion of lower-division UCORE requirements will be granted to students who have completed all of the lower-division general education curriculum at another regionally accredited Washington baccalaureate institution, provided the sending institution so certifies. Notification from the transfer institution registrar’s office can be sent to the Office of Admissions or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed Bachelor’s Degree
Completion of all UCORE requirements will be granted to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree from another regionally accredited institution, provided that the general education program approximates that at WSU. This includes the upper-division Integrative Capstone [CAPS] UCORE requirement.
States with Approved Transfer Degrees:
WSU accepts transferable degrees from each of the following states.
The associate in arts (AA), associate in science (AS), associate in business (ABUS), associate in arts-elementary education (AAEE), and associate in art-fine arts (AAFA) degrees with the AGEC-A, AGEC-B, or AGEC-S components from a public or tribal Arizona community college will generally fulfill WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE), but does not guarantee junior standing.
Completion of lower-division University Common Requirements (UCOREs) will be granted to students who have been certified by their institution as having completed the University of California Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education Breadth Curriculum, but does not guarantee junior standing.
The associate in arts (AA) degree from a public Hawai’i community college will generally fulfill WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE), but does not guarantee junior standing.
The associate of arts (AA) degree from North Idaho College, College of Southern Idaho, or College of Western Idaho will generally fulfill WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE), but does not guarantee junior standing.
The associate of arts Oregon transfer (AAO-T) degree or the associate of science Oregon transfer-business degree (ASOT-Business) from a public Oregon community college will generally fulfill WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE), but does not guarantee junior standing.
Other degrees, including international degrees, will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis for fulfillment of requirements, in the absence of an approved articulation. Higher degrees do not necessarily fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.
Please see Academic Regulation 6.(d-j) for additional details on transfer credit and degrees.