Washington Direct Transfer Agreements (DTA) and Comparable Degrees

If you complete an approved Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree from a Washington state 2-year public institution before you begin classes at Seattle Pacific, you will enter SPU with all Exploratory Curriculum, Academic and Disciplinary Writing (WRI), and University Core (UCOR) 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 The Christian Faith. All students entering with junior or senior standing must complete UFDN 3001 Christian Scripture and UFDN 3100 Christian Theology.

DTA associate degrees from Washington state community and 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 Programs (MRPs) in biology, business, computer science, and pre-nursing. If you complete one of the MRPs that SPU does not accept, we will still recognize your DTA associate degree, with all of the benefits of that degree.

  • Bellevue College, Associate in Arts and Sciences 
  • Bellingham Technical College, Associate with DTA/MRP
  • Big Bend Community College, Associate in Arts and Science
  • Cascadia Community College, Associate in Integrated Studies 
  • Centralia College, Associate in Arts, Associate in Liberal Arts 
  • Clark College, Associate in Arts 
  • Clover Park Technical College, Associate with DTA/MRP
  • Columbia Basin Community College, Associate in Arts and Sciences
  • Edmonds Community College, Associate in 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 with DTA/MRP
  • Lower Columbia College, Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement
  • North Seattle College, Associate in Arts, Associate of Science
  • Northwest Indian College, Associate of Arts and Sciences
  • Olympic College, Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement
  • Peninsula College, Associate in Arts, Associate in Arts-Honors
  • Pierce College, Ft. Steilacoom, Associate of Arts
  • Pierce College, Puyallup, Associate of Arts
  • Renton Technical College, Associate with DTA/MRP
  • 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 of Arts, Associate of Science 
  • Spokane Community College, Associate in Arts
  • Spokane Falls Community College, Associate in 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 of Arts 

Oregon transfer degrees

The Associate Degrees from Oregon public two-year institutions that transfer directly to SPU to fulfill University Core and Exploratory Curriculum requirements are the Associate of Arts/Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree, the Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree-Business (ASOT-B), and the Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree-Computer Science (ASOT-CS).

If you have earned one of these degrees prior to matriculation at SPU, you will enter with all your Exploratory Curriculum, University Core (UCOR), and Academic and Disciplinary (WRI) requirements fulfilled, as well as proficiency requirements in foreign language. Generally, students will enter with 90 credits and junior standing, which exempts them from University Foundation 1000 The Christian Faith, one of the three UFDN courses required for all SPU students. If you enter as a junior or senior, you still will need to complete UFDN 3001 Christian Scripture and UFDN 3100 Christian Theology.

California IGETC curriculum and associate degrees

If you earn an Associate degree from a regionally accredited public two-year California school along with the IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) before you begin classes at Seattle Pacific, you will enter SPU with your Exploratory Curriculum, University Core (UCOR), and Academic and Disciplinary (WRI) requirements fulfilled, as well as proficiency requirements in foreign language.

Generally, that means you will enter with 90 credits and junior standing, which exempts you from University Foundation 1000 The Christian Faith.  All students entering with junior or senior standing must complete UFDN 3001 Christian Scripture and UFDN 3100 Christian Theology.

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