Office of Articulation & Transfer Policy

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A transfer student for the purposes of admission is defined as a student who has:

  • graduated from high school and is currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year institution with course work transferable to Eastern; or
  • transferable college-level credit earned after high school graduation.

All transfer applicants are required to submit:

  • a completed application for admission;
  • official high school transcripts or official GED test scores (if transferring with less than 40 quarter credits);
  • official transcripts from every two-year or four-year institution attended;
  • official SAT or ACT scores (if transferring with less than 40 quarter credits);
  • a non-refundable $50 application fee.

At the time of application to Eastern, transfer applicants are evaluated for admission in one of two ways:

transfer applicants with less than 40 quarter hours of transferable college credit at the time of entry must:

  • satisfy the aforementioned freshmen admission criteria and have a cumulative GPA ≥2.0 in all transferable college-level courses.

transfer applicants with 40 or more quarter hours of transferable college credit at the time of entry must:

  • show a minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.5 in all transferable college-level course work; or
  • show a minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.0 in all transferable college-level course work and completion of college-level English and intermediate algebra.

Note: Acceptance into many majors requires a GPA ≥2.0, prerequisite courses, service experiences and/or a separate application. Contact the appropriate department for details.

Transfer Agreements
Students may transfer associate degrees designed for academic transfer earned from regionally accredited public colleges and universities anywhere in the United States. Determination of associate degree eligibility for those who are not under current direct transfer agreements will occur on an individual basis at the time of application. Approved degree types will meet Eastern Washington University's (EWU) lower division general education core requirements. Students will receive a total of 90 quarter-credits, junior standing and are eligible for reverse transfer at EWU.

Intercollegiate (ICAO Policy)
Students transferring to Eastern Washington University from a Washington public baccalaureate institution who have official documentation certifying completion of all the lower division general education requirements from the sending institution have satisfied Eastern’s general education core requirements and university competencies and proficiencies

Transfer Credit and Evaluation of Other Forms of College Credit
Transfer credit is generally awarded for courses completed at regionally accredited two-year or four-year institutions. When determining transferable credit, Eastern adheres to the standards and practices of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Questions about the transferability of credits completed at institutions that are not regionally accredited should be directed to the Office of Admissions.

Eastern Washington University will accept in transfer toward a bachelor’s degree no more than 90 lower-division credits. After a student has been admitted to a university major, additional lower-division credit may be allowed when:

  1. the additional credit will advance the student toward degree completion and
  2. the smallest unit responsible for the student’s degree approves a petition filed by the student to allow more than 90 lower-division credits.

No more than 135 credits (lower- or upper-division) may be accepted in transfer for a bachelor’s degree. Transfer credit shall be accepted for upper- division credit only when earned at an accredited four-year, degree-granting institution as upper-division credit.

Advanced Placement (AP):  Eastern Washington University will award credit for minimum scores of 3 or above on AP examinations given by the College Board. Credit is awarded upon receipt of official score reports to the Office of Admissions. May be subject to maximum credit limits. See the Sources of Credit list for current score requirements and corresponding credits awarded.

Cambridge International:  Eastern Washington University recognizes the Cambridge International examination for A-Level exams. Up to 15 quarter-credits will be granted for each A-Level exam with a passing grade of E or above for approved examinations. May be subject to maximum credit limits. Duplicate credit for the same subject taken on different exams will not be granted. 

College in the High School Credits: Applicants with credits earned through College in the High School programs must meet freshmen admission criteria. College in the High School courses will be accepted as transferable college credit if they are from a regionally accredited college or university and are consistent with Eastern’s general transfer credit policy.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP): Eastern Washington University will award credit for CLEP tests. Acceptability of credits toward major requirements or general education core requirements is determined by the appropriate department. May be subject to maximum credit limits. See the Sources of Credit list for current score requirements and corresponding credits awarded.

Experiential Credit: For information on evaluation of experience for credit, see the information under Interdisciplinary Studies in the alphabetical academic program listings or contact Interdisciplinary Studies, 361 Senior Hall, EWU, Cheney, WA 99004-2442; phone 509.359.2402.

Foreign Educational Credentials: Students interested in information about credit awarded for selected foreign educational credentials should contact the Office of Admissions.

International Transfer Students: International students interested in transferring credits from a foreign country should submit an evaluated transcript from an evaluation agency and provide individual course descriptions in English of all courses student plans to transfer to EWU. List of accredited agencies.

International Baccalaureate (IB): Eastern Washington University may award credit for Standard and Higher Level IB exam results of 4 or above. Acceptability of credits toward major requirements or Breadth Area Core Requirements (BACRs) is determined by the appropriate department. Additionally, EWU recognizes the IB Diploma and awards three courses (15 quarter-credits) distributed evenly among three general education areas (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities). May be subject to maximum credit limits. See the Sources of Credit list for current score requirements and corresponding credits awarded.

Military Credits: Eastern Washington University will award credit for military training applicable to the student’s intended certificate or degree requirements. Documentation of successfully completed military training or program as part of his or her military service, such as the Joint Services Transcript or the Community College of the Air Force transcript, should be submitted to the Office of Admissions for credential evaluation. Determination of course applicability will be supported through the use of the American Council on Education military guide (Education, 2015).
Other: Any student pursing a bachelor of arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Prior Learning Option) will not be awarded more than 90 quarter hours in credit from a combination of military experience and prior learning block credit. See the information on Interdisciplinary Studies.

Veterans: College credit may be awarded for military service time. Veterans are encouraged to submit a photocopy or true copy of military separation, DD-214, or an equivalent document for credit evaluation.

Institutions and Degrees that Fulfill the Direct Transfer Agreement Guidelines

College Degree
Bellevue College Associate in Arts and Sciences
Big Bend Community College Associate in Arts and Sciences
Cascadia Community College Associate of Integrated Studies
Centralia Community College Associate in Arts, Associate in Liberal Arts
Clark College Associate in Arts
Columbia Basin 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
Lower Columbia College Associate in Arts
North Idaho College Associate of Arts, Associate of Science
North Seattle Community College Associate of Arts, Associate of Science
Northwest Indian College Associate of Arts and Sciences/Option I
Olympic College Associate in Arts, Associate of Science
Oregon Community Colleges Associate in Arts Oregon Transfer or AAOT
Peninsula College Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts–Honors
Pierce Community College Associate in Arts and Sciences
Seattle Central Community College Associate of Arts, Associate of Science
Shoreline Community College Associate in Arts
Skagit Valley Community College Associate in Arts/University and College Transfer
South Puget Sound Community College Associate of Arts
South Seattle Community College Associate of 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 Community College Associate in Arts and Sciences