The College Transfer program associate’s degrees will transfer to four-year institutions in a wide range of academic fields.
Students who plan to transfer to a specific college or university should work with a transfer advisor, and also request
information from the four-year institution(s) they may attend, as there are often specific requirements and higher
GPAs required. These procedures are even more important for students who wish to transfer but don’t intend to earn
the full A.A. degree.
Full details about college transfer degrees are available in the
on pages 4-12, and on the websites of the individual colleges. Browse the list of
Direct Transfer Agreements with Four-Year Institutions
or go to page 11 in the
current college catalog.
The A.A. degree requirements chart can be found at the bottom on this page, on pages 4-12 of the
current catalog, and on the websites of the
All three colleges offer the opportunity to study in “learning communities” through Coordinated
Studies, also called Integrated Studies. These and Linked Courses cluster classes around a theme so that students can
experience the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge through different perspectives. For more information see page 4 of the
and class schedules at the colleges for future topics.
The A.A. degree offers the most direct route for transfer to a four-year institution.
It is accepted by most of Washington’s four-year schools and often constitutes the first two years of work
toward a bachelor’s degree. There are also five Special Emphasis A.A. degrees available in
Sustainable Agriculture (Central),
Global Health (Central),
Global Studies (Central),
and Asian Pacific Islander Studies (South).
Find more details on page 6 in the current catalog.
The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is a transfer degree, with two primary study options:
An alternate A.S. Transfer degree may better fit a few science major exceptions. Consult an advisor for specific
program and transfer institution requirements and GPAs.
The A.B. degree at all three colleges satisfies lower division general education and business
requirements at Washington’s public four-year colleges and universities.
North Seattle College offers an Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree in art.
This degree requires at least two years of study and includes many of the A.A. degree requirements as well as specific
requirements in art. While the A.F.A. degree prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions,
the only college to which an A.F.A. recipient can currently transfer with junior standing is The Evergreen State College.
A 90+ credit degree that includes general education and/or related instruction as an essential part
of the program. Many professional-technical programs offer the A.A.S. degree.
For students who initially enroll in a professional/technical program and then seek to transfer
to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.S.-T prepares students for specific bachelor’s
degree programs at specific institutions. Consult an advisor.
Review A.A. degree requirements
Program & Study Options
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