College Counselor FAQs

Admitted transfer students are provided with an individualized Transfer Equivalency Report before registering for their first quarter. For planning purposes, information about how courses transfer from public 2- and 4-year colleges and universities in Washington state is available in our Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide. Students and advisers from outside Washington may request a list of courses that have been evaluated from your institution at transfer.credit@wwu.edu. Additional transfer credit policies, including transfer credit limits, can be found here

Information for students who earn a Direct Transfer Agreement Associate in Arts (DTA-AA) degree or an Associate in Applied Science – Transfer (AS-T) degree can be found in the transfer credit policies section of our website.

While students who have completed a transferrable degree are more competitive applicants, there is no minimum number of credits a student must have to apply as a transfer student. Students with fewer than 40 transferable college credits will need to provide a final high school transcript in addition to their official college transcript. Students should focus on completing courses that will count towards Western’s General University Requirements (GUR) in addition to completing prerequisites for their intended major, unless they plan to earn an associate’s degree via our reverse transfer option.

We encourage all students to complete college-level math and English before applying for admission. In addition, while admission to the University is separate from admission to the major, our review considers completion of prerequisites for a student’s intended major and grades in related courses, among other factors. Students can strengthen their application by following the guidance that can be found here

Yes!  About 20% of new transfer students elect to live on campus. They will need to fill out an application to live on campus. We also provide support and resources for students living off campus.

Yes, the Programs of Study lists the advisor and their contact information for each major offered at Western. 

Our team would love a chance to talk to your students! You can email admissions@wwu.edu to make your request or find the Admissions Counselor who works with students in your area.