A transcript evaluation is conducted once official transcripts from all previously attended institutions are received by WGU.
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.
Transfer guidelines provide a good indication of expected transfer credit. Official transcript evaluations occur during the month prior to your start and are performed in the order they are received. Students cannot begin their program until all official transcripts from all previously attended institutions are received by WGU. We do not award transfer credit for transcripts received after the initial term start date. No transfer credit will be awarded once a student begins studies at WGU.
Courses accepted by transfer:
General Education Core transfer guidelines for undergraduate students entering with an AA, AS, BA, or BS:
For undergraduate students entering with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution as listed by the United States Department of Education (USDE) in the United States, WGU will transfer or apply a 'Requirement Satisfied' (RS) to the foundations assessments and all liberal arts general education requirements except Nursing and Teachers College degree programs. In certain cases, the degree must be in a specific field of study. Courses accepted for RS in Teachers College programs must be from a regionally accredited institution.
Career or professional degrees (i.e., Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Business Administration, or Associate of Occupational Studies) will not be accepted to receive the requirement satisfied for general education requirements. Undergraduate students entering into a College of Information Technology or College of Business program (only) may receive requirement satisfied for certain general education requirements with an Associate of Applied Science.
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Special Education, and the Bachelor of Science Nursing (both RN to BSN and Pre-licensure) programs are excluded from this policy and all courses in these programs must be reviewed individually per the transfer guidelines.
Refer to your specific program transfer guidelines to determine which assessments can be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree:
Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) – Transfer Guidelines
Bachelor of Arts, Special Education – Transfer Guidelines
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics 5-9 – Transfer Guidelines
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics 5-12 – Transfer Guidelines
Bachelor of Arts, Science (Chemistry and Physics) – Transfer Guidelines
Bachelor of Arts, Science 5-9 (Biology and Geosciences) – Transfer Guidelines
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