Community college transfer.
WGU’s curriculum structure is competency-based, allowing you to apply your existing knowledge and skills to your education. Students transferring from a U.S. community college can expect a comprehensive transfer policy.
Students with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree usually qualify for an Upper-Division standing at WGU. This position allows you to waive up to 40 WGU credit equivalents, also known as Competency Units (CUs) (equal to 60 quarterly credit hours).
Depending on your degree program, you may qualify for additional requirement waivers. If you have completed some college coursework but have not earned a degree, WGU will conduct a transcript evaluation. Your experience may waive some of your requirements.
NSSE is a national survey that measures student engagement. In 2017, the NSSE polled 517,000 students from more than 725 institutions in the U.S. and Canada—including more-traditional online and brick-and-mortar schools—asking them to rate their experiences. Students gave WGU the highest scores possible at levels well above the national average in the following areas:
72% of WGU students rate the quality of their interactions with faculty as very good or excellent—that's 16% higher than the national average of 56%.
WGU students rate their experience 6 points higher than the national average when asked "How would you evaluate your entire educational experience at this institution?"
of surveyed WGU students said their experience at WGU has contributed to their knowledge and skills—11 points higher than the national average of 67%!
71% of WGU students reported being more challenged by their courses to do their best work. WGU ranks 15% higher than the national average in this category—proving the curriculum at WGU is both challenging and rewarding.
98% of employers said WGU graduates meet or exceed expectations; 91% said WGU graduates exceed expectations.
97% said they would hire another WGU graduate.
Ready for work:
100% said that their WGU graduates were well-prepared for their jobs.
Next Start Date
Start the 1st of any month—as soon as you complete enrollment!
No need to wait until spring or fall—it's back-to-school time all year at WGU. Start toward your bachelor's degree today. The processes of evaluating your transcripts and choosing your degree program are guided by our Enrollment Counselors—they're here to make enrolling easy!
WGU has community college partners throughout the United States. If you'd like to do an initial self-assessment of transfers you may qualify for, you can search our community college partner site, by state. Please note, this tool is for desktop users. Any questions you encounter can be resolved by speaking with Enrollment.