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California Community College Graduates Make Great WGU Students

WGU is proud to offer special benefits for students and staff of California community colleges. WGU offers a competency-based education model for bachelor’s and master’s degree seekers who require a flexible program that will launch, revamp or accelerate their careers.

WGU has partnered with the California community colleges since 2017 to provide a cost-effective transfer pathway for students into over 60 competency-based education degree programs.

Events Calendar

Connect w. a WGU Rep (in-person) at Santa Monica College – May 9th and May 24th

Santa Monica College on-campus visit - May 9, 2023

Mission College Health Fair - May 13, 2023

LAVC on-campus visit - May 24, 2023 ELAC

Connect w. a WGU Rep (in-person) at Santa Barbara City College –May 25th

Nursing Fair - May 30, 2023

Scholarship Opportunities

WGU awards over $23 million in scholarships which helps remove obstacles from your path to achieving your education and career goals.

WGU offers exclusive scholarships to community college students and graduates such as the $5,000 California EOP&S Scholarship, $2,500 WGU Community College Partner Scholarship, and the $10,000 Opportunity Grant.

Transferring Your Community College Degree or Credits to WGU is Simple

When transferring from a California community college, you can expect your credits to transfer generously.  If you have completed an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), an AA-T or an AS-T, you are guaranteed admission to WGU. Other degrees such as the Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, or the Associate in Applied Science will be evaluated on a course by course basis unless otherwise notated on the relevant transfer pathway for your intended major at WGU.  If you have not completed a degree at a community college, IGETC and CSU approved courses will be accepted for transfer credit based on the WGU degree programs.  See the transfer pathways below and if you have questions, please speak with your college counselor or a WGU enrollment counselor*.

*Enrollment counselor cannot provide a "transfer assessment."

Select Your College to Find Your Transfer Pathway Program:

Transfer Students Can Earn up to $1,000 Towards WGU Education on RaiseMe

WGU partnered with RaiseMe to offer micro-scholarships that recognize your achievements as you prepare to transfer, earning you money for college before you even apply.

Earn Your Degree for About Half of the Cost of Other Universities*

You pay tuition per six-month term, not per course or credit. So when you move faster through your courses, you also lower your total bill!


WGU students pay about half the tuition,* and end up with half the debt of the national average.**

  • Low, flat-rate tuition.
  • Graduate faster and with less debt.
  • Financial aid and scholarships available.
  • Online education with supportive faculty.
  • VA and military benefits accepted.
  • Great return on investment.
  • All course materials for a low, flat fee.

*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 44% lower than the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems in 2022. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.

**WGU undergraduate students have approximately half the debt at graduation compared to the national average, according to the Institute for College Access and Success (2022).

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