Acceptance of Two-Year Degrees

Washington Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Associate Degrees and Oregon and California Agreements

The general Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degrees from Washington state community or technical colleges that transfer directly to SPU to fulfill University Core and Exploratory Curriculum requirements are listed below. SPU also accepts these DTA degrees with corresponding major-related pathways (MRPs) in biology, business, and pre-nursing:

  • Bellevue College, Associate in Arts and Sciences 
  • Big Bend Community College, Associate in Arts and Sciences 
  • Cascadia Community College, Associate in Integrated Studies 
  • Centralia College, Associate in Arts, Associate in Liberal Arts 
  • Clark College, Associate in Arts 
  • Columbia Basin Community College, Associate in Arts and Sciences
  • Edmonds Community College, Associate of Arts 
  • Everett Community College, Associate in Arts and Sciences
  • Grays Harbor College, Associate in Arts
  • Green River Community College, Associate in Arts
  • Highline Community College, Associate of Arts, Option A
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Associate of Science
  • Lower Columbia College, Associate in Arts
  • North Seattle College, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science
  • Northwest Indian College, Associate in Arts and Sciences
  • Olympic College, Associate in Arts and Sciences, Option A
  • Peninsula College, Associate in Arts or Associate of Arts, Honors
  • Pierce College, Ft. Steilacoom, Associate in Arts
  • Pierce College, Puyallup, Associate in Arts
  • Seattle Central College, Associate in Arts, Associate of Science
  • Shoreline Community College, Associate in Arts
  • Skagit Valley College, Associate in Arts: University and College Transfer
  • South Puget Sound Community College, Associate in Arts
  • South Seattle College, Associate in Arts, Associate of Science
  • Spokane Community College, Associate in Arts
  • Spokane Falls Community College, Associate of Arts
  • Tacoma Community College, Associate in Arts and Sciences, Option A
  • Walla Walla Community College, Associate in Arts
  • Wenatchee Valley College, Associate in Arts and Sciences
  • Whatcom Community College, Associate in Arts and Sciences
  • Yakima Valley College, Associate in Arts 

Oregon Transfer Degrees

The Associate Degrees from Oregon that transfer directly to SPU to fulfill University Core and Exploratory Curriculum requirements are the Associate of Arts/Oregon Transfer (AA/OT) degree and the Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree-Business (AS/OT-B). 

If you have earned one of these degrees prior to matriculation at SPU, you will enter with all your University Core and Exploratory Curriculum requirements fulfilled, as well as proficiency requirements in English composition and foreign language. Generally, students will enter with 90 credits and junior standing, which exempts them from University Foundation 1000, one of the three UFDN courses required for all SPU students.

California IGETC Curriculum and Associate Degrees

If you earn an Associate degree from a California two-year school along with the IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) before you begin classes at Seattle Pacific, you will enter SPU with your University Core and Exploratory Curriculum requirements fulfilled, as well as proficiency requirements in foreign language and English composition. Generally, that means you will enter with 90 credits and junior standing, which exempts you from University Foundation 1000.  All students entering with junior or senior standing must complete UFDN 3001 and UFDN 3100.

Other Associate Degrees

Associate of Science-Transfer Degrees Options 1 and 2

While the Associate of Science-Transfer degree Option 1 and Option 2 from Washington state community and technical colleges are also accepted in transfer to SPU, these degrees do not fulfill the same requirements as the DTA degree. 

If you have earned, prior to matriculation at SPU, an Associate of Science-Transfer degree Option 1 or 2, you will generally enter with junior standing. At least 15 credits in transfer courses that meet humanities and social science GERs/GURs at the sending institution will be applied toward your Common and Exploratory Curriculum requirements in the social sciences and humanities areas, whether or not there is a direct match with SPU's general education courses. 

Associate of Applied Sciences-Transfer and Other Professional/Technical Associate Degrees

If you have earned, prior to matriculation at SPU, an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degree from a Washington state community or technical college, you are eligible to apply for admission to the Professional Studies program. Students who have earned a different professional or technical degree from a Washington state community or technical college are eligible to apply for the Professional Studies Program if they have earned a minimum GPA of 2.5 in at least 20 college level liberal arts credits from the academic areas of English Composition, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.

Students in the Professional Studies program follow an alternative degree curriculum. General Education requirements may be satisfied through transfer classes reviewed on a course-by-course basis. Students admitted to this program complete an academic minor at SPU and earn a “Professional Studies” major. Generally, these students enter SPU with 90 credits and junior standing, which exempts them from University Foundations 1000, one of the three UFDN courses required for all SPU students.