Get Credit for Community College Work Transfer Policy

WGU Washington’s curriculum structure is competency-based, allowing you to apply your existing knowledge and skills to your education. Students transferring from a U.S. community college (including Ivy Tech) can expect a comprehensive transfer policy.

Students with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree usually qualify for an Upper-Division standing at WGU Washington. This position allows you to waive up to 40 WGU Washington credit equivalents, also known as Competency Units (CUs). Note: Depending on your degree program, you may qualify for additional requirement waivers.

Note: If you have completed some college coursework but have not earned a degree, WGU Washington will conduct a transcript evaluation. Your experience may waive some of your requirements.

Transfer Guidelines are listed below:

Teachers College Transfer Guidelines
Information Technology Transfer Guidelines
Business Transfer Guidelines
Health Professions Transfer Guidelines

Note: Community college curriculums are diverse; as a result, credit transfers and Competency Unit (CU) waivers depend heavily on a student’s individual circumstances.

Teachers College Transfer Guidelines

Transfer Guidelines are listed below for the following degrees:

Your AA or AS degree in Teacher Education = Up to 23 CUs cleared through transfer waivers. You may clear up to 8 CUs in the Lower-Division Domains, plus the following Education course areas:

Course of StudyCUs
Schools and Society3
Diversity and Inclusion3
Human Development and Learning  3
Classroom Management 3
Testing 3

Note: To ensure that your teacher licensure requirements are filled, WGU Washington will conduct an evaluation of your transferring courses.

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Transfer Guidelines are listed below for the following degrees:

Your AA or AS degree in Teacher Education = Up to 43-52 CUs cleared through transfer waivers. You may clear up to 37 CUs in the Lower-Division Domains, plus the following Education course areas:

Course of StudyCUs
Schools and Society3
Diversity and Inclusion3
Human Development and Learning  3
Classroom Management 3
Testing 3

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Information Technology Guidelines

For IT bachelor's degrees:

Your AA or AS degree in Information Technology (if earned within the last 5 years) = Up to 71 CUs cleared through transfer waivers. You may clear up to 38 CUs in the Lower-Division Domains, plus the following IT course areas (depending on area of emphasis):

Course of StudyCUs
IT Fundamentals I3
IT Fundamentals II4
IT Fundamentals III4
Web Development Fundamentals3
Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals3
Windows Server Fundamentals3
Software Development Fundamentals4
Network Fundamentals3
Database Fundamentals3
Security Fundamentals3

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Business Guidelines

For bachelor’s degrees:

Your AA or AS degree in Business = Up to 67 CUs cleared through transfer waivers. You may clear up to 39 CUs in the Lower-Division Domains, plus the following Business course areas (depending on emphasis):

Course of StudyCUs
Accounting I3
Information Systems Management3
Microeconomics3
Legal Issues for Business Organizations3
Ethical Situations in Business3
Principles of Management4
Fundamentals of Marketing and Business Communication6
Organizational Behavior and Leadership3

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Health Professions Guidelines

For the Bachelor of Science Nursing degree (RN to BSN):

Your AA or AS degree + RN license in hand = A minimum of 55 CUs cleared through transfer waivers. Students may be eligible for additional transfer credits based on additional degrees or coursework. Students with an ADN may need a course-by-course evaluation.

Incoming students with a complete liberal arts background and an RN will typically clear upon transfer all assessments EXCEPT:

Course of StudyCUs
Evidence-based Practice and Applied Nursing Research3
Nutrition for Contemporary Society 3
Professional Roles and Values2
Project in Professional Roles and Values 1
Care of the Older Adult 3
Community and Population Health3
Information Management and the Application of Technology3
Community Health Nursing Practicum2
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership3
Leadership Experience 1
Professional Portfolio 1

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WGU Washington Partnership with Ivy Tech Community College

WGU Washington has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to provide their students and graduates with special offers. Those transferring to WGU Washington will receive a tuition discount and scholarship opportunities.

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