Transferring with an Associate's Degree

Whether you transfer to SPU from a regionally accredited two- or four-year school, with or without an associate's degree, SPU's credit evaluators will ensure that your transfer work is appropriately applied toward SPU's degree requirements. Our goal is to help you earn your bachelor's degree as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you intend to complete an associate's degree before transferring to SPU, talk to an admissions or academic counselor to make sure that you choose the right degree for you.

If you are transferring from a four-year college or university, or from a community college in a state not listed below, your transcript will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Be sure to view our Transfer Equivalency Guide* for your college or university.

*Our transfer equivalency guide, although extensive, is not entirely comprehensive for every course offered by community colleges and universities. If a class is not listed on our transfer equivalency guide, it does not mean we will not be able to transfer the course.

Washington

Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Degrees
If you complete an approved DTA degree before you begin classes at Seattle Pacific, you will enter SPU with all Exploratory Curriculum and University Core requirements fulfilled, as well as the foreign language proficiency requirement. Generally, 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.

Reverse Transfer Agreement:

If you are within 15 credits of earning a DTA associate degree at a Washington state two-year school when you transfer to SPU, you may be eligible to participate in SPU’s Reverse Transfer Agreement. Students participating in this program complete their final courses at SPU and transfer them back to the community college. Once the degree at the community college is received, students receive the transfer benefits of the DTA degree. Contact your Undergraduate Academic Counselor to discuss this option.

Washington State Associate's Degrees Designed for Specific Academic Programs

Associate of Science, Option I and II
If you complete an Option I or II* Associate of Science degree before you begin classes at Seattle Pacific, you will enter SPU with at least 15 credits applied toward arts, humanities and/or social sciences requirements. The AS-T degrees are desigend to help you complete lower-division courses in your major before transferring to SPU rather than to complete all general education requirements. Exploratory Curriculum and University Core requirements will be satisfied on a course-by-course basis. All students entering with junior or senior standing must complete UFDN 3001 and UFDN 3100.

*The Associate of Science, Option II is highly recommended for pre-engineering transfer applicants.

Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree
If you complete an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degree before you begin classes at Seattle Pacific, you are eligible to apply for the Professional Studies program. Students in this program follow an alternative General Education curriculum. General Education requirements may be satisfied through transfer classes reviewed on a course-by-course basis. You will complete an academic minor at SPU and earn a “Professional Studies” major. Generally, you will enter SPU with 90 credits and junior standing, which exempts you from University Foundations 1000. All students entering with junior or senior standing must complete UFDN 3001 and UFDN 3100.

Oregon 

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AA/OT) or Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree-Business (AS/OT-B)
If you have earned one of these degrees before you begin classes at SPU, you will enter with all Exploratory Curriculum and University Core requirements fulfilled, as well as proficiency requirements in writing and foreign language. 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.

California

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) plus Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences Degrees
If you complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences degree before you begin classes at Seattle Pacific, as well as the IGETC track, you will enter SPU with all Exploratory Curriculum and University Core requirements fulfilled, as well as proficiency requirements in writing and foreign language. 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.

Dr. Christine Chaney

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