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Transfer Policies for Students Holding Associate of Arts Degrees

A student transferring to Whitworth with an associate of arts (A.A.) degree from a community college in Washington (approved by the Intercollege Relations Commission for the State of Washington), Colorado, Oregon, Montana, the Community College of Southern Idaho, North Idaho College, or with an associate of science (A.S.) degree from a community college in Washington, will receive the following:

  • Junior standing (60 semester credits)
  • Transfer credit of a maximum of 96 quarter credits or 64 semester credits
  • Waiver of all general requirements, with the following exceptions:
    • A choice of one of the following: Core 150, Western Civilization I: Christian Worldview Perspectives; Core 250, Western Civilization II: The Rationalist Worldview; or Core 350: Applied Ethics, Public Policy and Worldviews. Note: Continuing Studies students take either Core 250 or Core 300
    • Biblical Literature: Three semester credits in the Old Testament, New Testament, or one or more books of the Bible
    • World Language: Eight semester credits, 15 quarter credits, or a full year of college credit in foreign language (including American Sign Language)

In order for a transfer student to meet the general education requirements, s/he must earn an approved associate degree prior to initial enrollment at Whitworth. Students transferring from other institutions or states not mentioned above holding A.A. or A.S. degrees will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Transfer students are encouraged to contact the registrar's office to determine the applicability of their coursework to specific bachelor's degrees. General information can be given over the telephone (toll-free at 800.533.4668). To obtain a complete transcript evaluation, send the request with an official copy of college transcripts to Registrar's Office, Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane, WA 99251.