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Community College Graduates Make Great WGU Students

Continuing your Education with WGU is Easy

If you’re a community college graduate thinking about transferring to WGU, we’re here to help. Our partnerships with community colleges across the nation enable us to offer unique pathways to make the transfer process less time-consuming and more affordable. And that’s just the beginning.

Learn about Community Colleges that Partner with WGU

Transferring Your Community College Degree or Credits to WGU is Simple

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.

Reasons to Consider Transferring to WGU

You can jump start your bachelor’s degree.

Your prior coursework and experience may transfer into a degree program at WGU. In fact, students with an Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree usually qualify for an Upper-Division standing at WGU. This allows you to maximize the number of credits possible.

You might have fewer requirements.

Depending on your degree program, you may qualify for additional requirement waivers. If you’ve completed some college coursework but haven’t earned a degree, WGU will conduct a transcript evaluation to determine if your experience waives some of your requirements. 

We partner with community colleges nationwide.

And that means you have more transfer options. If you would like to do an initial self-assessment of credits you may qualify for, you can search our community college partners site. Or you can apply now and speak with an Enrollment Counselor for any additional questions.

Scholarships Available

One way WGU removes obstacles from your path to achieving your education and career goals is through scholarships, including the WGU Community College Partner Scholarship, valued at up to $2,500.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

These scholarships, each valued up to $2,500, are designed for motivated Phi Theta Kappa members with an associate’s degree who wish to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree to take their careers and lives forward.

Get Up to $1,000 Toward Your WGU Education on RaiseMe 

We’ve 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 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 48% 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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