Transfer Credit Evaluation Guidelines for Information Technology

Once official transcripts from all previously attended institutions are received by WGU a transcript evaluation is completed.


Note: Transcripts must be sent to WGU directly from the issuing institution to be considered official. WGU does not perform unofficial evaluations or accept unofficial transcripts.


The guidelines below provide a good indication of expected transfer credit. Official transcript evaluations occur during the month prior to the student start date. Transcripts are processed in the order they are received. Contact your Enrollment Counselor if it has been more than 15 business days since your transcripts were received and you do not have a completed evaluation. Transfer credit will not be awarded for transcripts received after your first term start date. Transfer credit awarded for the Business, Information Technology, or Health Professions College programs may not apply if a program change is made to the WGU Teacher’s College.



Courses Accepted For Transfer Credit:

  • Must be college level from an institution recognized as an Institutional Accreditor by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). For a list of USDE recognized Institutional Accreditor agencies Click Here (opens new window)..
  • Must have been awarded a grade of C- or better.
  • May not be used to fulfill more than one course of study.
  • Must meet the competency unit and content equivalency requirements.
  • Courses and Certifications used to satisfy Information Technology Requirements must have been completed within five years of first-term start date and certifications must be current/non-expired to be eligible for transfer.


Courses Satisfied By a Courses an Associate or Bachelor's Degree:

  • Where transfer credit does not apply, courses may receive a Requirement Satisfied (RS).
  • Courses that receive a Requirement Satisfied can be fulfilled by an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science from a regionally or nationally accredited institution (accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education).
  • In certain cases, the degree must be in a specific field of study.
  • Requirement Satisfied by degree does not apply to all courses or programs at WGU. A change in majors at WGU may result in the removal of credit.
  • Degrees in Information Technology must have been awarded within five years of start date to satisfy Information Technology transfer requirements.


Refer to your specific program transfer guidelines to determine which assessments can be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree:

Undergraduate BS Information Technology (BSIT) (opens new window)

Undergraduate BS Cloud and Systems Administration (BSCLSA) (opens new window)
Undergraduate BS Computer Science (BSCS) (opens new window)
Undergraduate BS Software Development (BSITSW) (opens new window)
Undergraduate BS Data Management/Data Analytics (BSDMDA) (opens new window)

Undergraduate BS Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (BSCSIA) (opens new window)

Undergraduate BS Network Operations and Security (BSNOS) (opens new window)
MS Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (MSCSIA) (opens new window)

MS Information Technology Management (MSITM) (opens new window)

MS Data Analytics (MSDA) (opens new window)







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