University Transfer Guide

Approximately 40% of all baccalaureate graduates in Washington first earn their 2-year transfer degree from a community/technical college such as YVC.  In addition to completing your associates you want to check with your desired institution for specific transfer requirements.

Items to consider when transferring:

  • Major programs of study – does the school have the degree you want to earn?
  • Admissions process – check application requirements, procedures and deadlines.
  • Cost of Attendance – 4-year public and private school tuition rates are substantially more than YVC.
  • Consider housing and other costs if you are moving away from home.

All public and private colleges in Washington accept college-level academic Running Start credits in a manner consistent with standard transfer equivalency policies.

Generally, students who complete college credit while in high school will apply to four-year colleges and universities as freshmen, and they will receive transfer credit after being admitted to the college. Students must complete the freshmen application requirements including taking the SAT or ACT test, and completing the core high school requirements.

A student who completes an Associate of Arts degree at a community college in Washington will have satisfied, in most cases, all of the general university requirements for the first two years at the public universities in Washington.

Students should find out about specific requirements for admission into individual major departments (School of Engineering, School of Business, etc.) and other specialized departmental requirements. In some majors, e.g. Engineering, it is not possible to meet all the departmental requirements and earn an A.A. degree in two years. In cases like these, it may be more advantageous to meet the departmental requirements rather than the A.A. degree requirements.

Even though YVC​ has transfer agreements, it is advisable to work closely with the four-year colleges and universities for a successful transfer.

Transfer Guides

Public College/University Transfer Guide Running Start Admission Information
Central Washington University CWU Transfer Guide CWU RS Admissions Policies
Eastern Washington University EWU Transfer Guide EWU RS Admission Policies
The Evergreen State College TESC Transfer Guide TESC RS Admissions Policies
University of Washington UW Transfer Guide UW RS Admissions Policies
Washington State University WSU Transfer Guide WSU RS Admissions Policies
Western Washington University WWU Transfer Guide WWU RS Admission Policies
Private College/University Transfer Guide Running Start Admission Information
Gonzaga University GU Transfer Guide GU RS Admissions Policies
Heritage University Heritage Transfer Guide
Pacific Lutheran University PLU Transfer Guide PLU RS Admissions Policies
Seattle Pacific University SPU Transfer Guide SPU RS Admissions Policies
Seattle University SU Transfer Guide SU RS Admissions Policies
University of Puget Sound UPS Transfer Guide** UPS RS Admissions Policies
Whitman College Whitman Transfer Guide Whitman RS Admissions Policies
Whitworth College Whitworth Transfer Guide Whitworth RS Admissions Policies

** Read UPS Admission Policies first