Transfer Degrees Summary Chart
For all transfer option listed below, students should contact the transfer institution for any additional
requirements, procedures for admission, and to determine an appropriate education plan.
Associate in Arts - DTA*
Designed to fulfill general education requirements at Washington State baccalaureate institutions.
Associate in Business - DTA/MRP**
For students transferring to a baccalaureate institution to major in business.
Associate in Science - Option I
Designed for students majoring in biological sciences, chemistry, geology, or environmental/resource science, & earth science.
Associate in Science - Option II
Designed for students majoring in engineering, computer science, physics, & atmospheric sciences.
Associate in Elementary Education - DTA/MRP**
Designed for students majoring in elementary education at a baccalaureate institution.
Associate in Math Education - DTA/MRP**
For students planning to major in secondary math education at a baccalaureate institution.
Associate in Biology - DTA/MRP**
Designed to streamline and facilitate preparation for upper division coursework in Biology at many baccalaureate institutions in Washington state.
*DTA = Direct Transfer Agreement
**MRP = Major Related Program - a pathway outlining appropriate courses in order for students to be well prepared to enter the major upon transfer. Pathways follow one of two state-wide transfer agreements: The DTA or the Associate in Science.
Additional Academic Transfer Information
Quick Guide to Programs & Degrees
Specific Requirements for the AA-DTA
- Intermediate Algebra - All students must be proficient in intermediate algebra. May be satisfied by completion of high school mathematics through second year algebra (as determined by WWCC Math Department review of HS transcript), by course challenge or other examination demonstrating mastery of intermediate algebra skills, or by completion of an intermediate algebra course or a mathematics course for which intermediate algebra is a prerequisite.
- Diversity - Effective Fall 2010, the diversity requirements is in support of the values of our college. Course meeting the diversity requirement are distributed throughout the distribution categories and are double-designated with other distribution requirements. Students starting at and after Fall 2010 are required to complete one diversity D^ course. Click here for Diversity Requirement (pdf).
- Electives - Other college-level courses, of which a maximum of 15 credits may be in college-level as defined by WWCC (please see ICRC List - Column 3) and 9 credits shall be fully transferable as defined by the receiving institution (please see ICRC List - Column 2).
Selecting the appropriate courses in fulfilling the AA degree (or any transfer degree) saves students time and expense in completing the requirements of a bachelor's degree. Courses that are considered upper division at a baccalaureate institution may need to be repeated if taken at a community college. Transfer students should plan their degrees in accordance with the requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer. They should also be aware that colleges within universities may have admission requirements significantly higher than the 2.0 GPA required for the AA Degree and that they may look at performance in specific classes in determining a student's admission.
Students may meet graduation requirements in the catalog current at the time of their initial enrollment, provided enrollment toward their educational objective is continuous (from quarter to quarter) during the academic years involved. Otherwise, graduation requirements will be those listed in the catalog in use at the time of graduation.
Students intending to transfer courses from professional-technical degrees should consult with department advisor, transfer center staff, and advisor at the baccalaureate institution where they plan to transfer.
Academic Transfer Information
Walla Walla Community College offers courses in most academic areas. These courses meet requirements for associates' degrees and will transfer to four-year institutions within guidelines established by those schools. The courses and degrees offered are designed to enable the student to make a successful transition to a four-year institution. Students who plan to transfer to a specific college or university should work with a transfer advisor both at the community college and at the four-year institution they plan to attend.
While the agreements with Baccalaureate institutions assure the transfer of credit, the admission to a particular university or university program is not assured. Each institution has separate admission criteria which can be based on grades, prerequisite coursework, test scores, and other considerations.
Students who plan to transfer to a university should attend a college transfer workshop, work with a community college advisor, and make early contact with their intended transfer school.
Many universities have advisors who visit WWCC. Students are encouraged to visit with these representatives when they are on campus.
For more information about transfer programs, contact the Academic Education Office (509.527.4212), the Student Development Center (509.527.4262) or the Transfer Center (509.527.3679) in Walla Walla and (509.758.1718) in Clarkston.