How Credits Transfer

Transfer students come to WOU after a wide variety of college experiences. Some entered community college with the intention to eventually move to a four-year university, so they completed a “transfer degree.” Others come from out of state, where the requirements may differ from Oregon’s. Still others have a smattering of general education or elective courses on their transcript but aren’t sure how they will translate to WOU’s course structure.

No matter what your background and number of transfer credits, we are happy to discuss how to maximize your work. Here are some guidelines for common transfer programs:

To see how a specific course translates to WOU, we have two systems for you to explore, the Transfer Evaluation System and the Transfer Articulation Tool.

Transfer Degrees from Oregon

Associate of Arts/Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT) or Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree (ASOT) Students who attended an Oregon community college and earned an AAOT or ASOT degree meet all of WOU’s general education requirements and are guaranteed admission with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.

Transfer Degrees from Other States

Students from other states can transfer to WOU through the use of their state’s transfer degrees.  Students who earn one of the following degrees will meet WOU’s general education requirements.

  • California: Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (UC), and the California State General Education Breadth Certificate (CSU)
  • Hawaii: Articulated Associate of Arts from the University of Hawaii
  • Washington: Direct Transfer Agreement
  • Florida: General Education Associate of Arts from Florida State College at Jacksonville, Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College.

Community College and Vocational/Technical Credit

If you are transferring from a community college, you may transfer a maximum of 124 credits (for schools on a quarter system) of course work. A maximum of 24 credits for electives will be granted for technical or vocational classes taken at an accredited two-year college. Some programs at WOU may allow additional vocational credit.

Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)

Students who have earned the Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) will meet all WOU General Education requirements with the exception of Integrating Knowledge (2 courses, 6-8 credits).