Western Oregon University (WOU) is committed to maintaining a well-designed, effective process for developing and implementing articulation pathways with two and four-year institutions to ensure an orderly transfer of academic credit for the students that we serve.

Western Oregon University solicits partnerships and articulation opportunities that will improve students’ success and increase their access to advanced educational opportunities.

The structured pathways for community college students to pursue a WOU degree include the following activities:

  • Ensure curricular alignment with key strategic partners
  • Design articulation degree maps (4-year planners) for transfer students
  • Create program-specific articulation agreements with community colleges and other Institutions

This Articulation Agreement Manual[1] summarizes the key elements of the process and provides the structure to deans, administrators, department/division chairs, program coordinators/directors, and faculty for the preparation, approval, implementation, and renewal of agreements that will facilitate articulated transfer work.

Please note: To update a permanent course-to-course articulation, please contact your Department Head. They have access to update permanent course-to-course articulations using the Office of the Registrar Google Form through their WOU Portal. Permanent course-to-course articulations are only permanent until the Office of the Registrar is told differently.

[1] The Lone Star College System and Portland State University have both graciously given permission to Western Oregon University to utilize their Articulation Agreement Guidelines Manual as a reference and guide in developing our manual.

Lone Star College System Articulation Agreement Guidelines Manual

Portland State University Articulation Agreement Guidelines Manual



Transfer Pathways

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