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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, or with an associate of science (A.S.) degree from a community college in Washington or North Idaho College (excludes AST-Track I & II) 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 shared curriculum requirements, with the following exceptions:
    • First-year seminar(s) or transfer seminar
    • ​​World language: Eight semester credits, 15 quarter credits or a full year of college credit in foreign language (including American Sign Language)/or one semester of intensive world language. Note: Students must speak with the world languages department if they wish to test out of this requirement.
    • One course in Biblical Literature
    • One course from the following categories: Core courses (150, A Christian Worldview; 250, Worldview and the Role of Reason; or 350, Worldview in Policy); and/or Faith, Reasoning, and Contemporary Issues (FRCI) courses. Note: For continuing studies students, Core 300 is offered in place of Core 350.
    • First Year students (including Running Start students) are required to take SC-125 and SC-126 (seminar); Transfer students are required to take SC-325 (transfer seminar).

In order for transfer students to meet the general requirements (shared curriculum), they must earn an approved associate degree prior to initial enrollment at Whitworth. Students who transfer from other institutions or states not mentioned above and who hold 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.