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Transfer students will have a variety of advising options as they begin at WOU. For many transfer students, their first stop on campus is to meet with the SSA. For others, it may be more important to meet with your major and minor advisors to develop and sign a degree plan to be filed in the Registrar’s Office.

Typically, WOU advises that if you have earned an approved transfer degree, that you begin your process with a faculty advisor in the department you are majoring in. You can find a list of approved faculty advisors here. If however, you have not earned a transfer degree, we advise you begin your process in the SSA with a general advisor. They then can review your transfer transcripts and go over the general education requirements with you.

Interested in transferring to Western Oregon University but don’t know where to start? Make an appointment with our office by calling the front desk at 503-838-8428. Or if you have questions you can email us advising@wou.edu.

 

Are you considered a Transfer Student?

Transfer Admission Requirements

Students who are considering a move to WOU must meet these requirements:

  • Complete 36 or more transferable, college-level credits on a quarter-based system or 24 college-level credits on a semester-based system.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA in all college-level work.
  • Maintain good academic, financial and disciplinary standing at all institutions attended.
  • Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended.

Note: Applicants with fewer than 36 transferable credits must submit their high school transcripts or GED scores AND meet freshman admissions requirements

Oregon transfer applicants with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA are eligible for admissions. 

  • Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)
  • Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT)
  • Associate of Science Oregon Transfer degree (ASOT)

For more information click here for Admissions transfer page.

Are you coming in with a Transfer Degree?

WOU recognizes Transfer Degrees from Oregon Community Colleges, California, and other out of state degrees. An approved transfer degree will meet WOU’s General Education requirements. This will allow the transfer student to then work on their intended major.

WOU advises that if you have earned an approved transfer degree, that you begin your process with a faculty advisor in the department you are majoring in. You can find a list of approved faculty advisors here. If however, you have not earned a transfer degree, we advise you begin your process in the SSA with a general advisor. They then can review your transfer transcripts and go over the general education requirements with you.

You can always contact our office at advising@wou.edu to find an advisor in your intended major.

Have you earned a Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Consider a Bachelor of Applied Science degree which offers a relevant and streamlined path to a 4-year degree for AAS degree holders.

The BAS degree includes a modified general education track that is designed to meet the needs of working adults who seek to more directly connect their professional experience with their course work.  The major requirements for the BAS degree are the same as for the traditional four-year major, and with careful planning the BAS degree can be completed in 90 credits or less (the equivalent of two years of full-time course work).

Transferring to WOU for Education?

Click here for more information on Transferring to WOU’s Education Program.

Additional Resources

Transfer Articulation Tool – Click here to look up how your courses will transfer to WOU.

Basic Needs – Click here for a list of resources to help you.

Parent Student Guide – Click here for resources for students who are parents.