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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.

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.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree usually qualify for an Upper-Division standing at WGU. This allows you to waive up to 40 competency units (WGU's equivalent of the traditional credit hour).

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'd like to do an initial self-assessment of transfers you may qualify for, you can search our community college partner site by state.

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.

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.

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 an Enrollment Counselor.

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 of the Cost of Other Online 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 half the tuition, and end up with half the debt of the national average.
*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 61% the national average, compared to national rates reported by the The Institute for College Access & Success. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.

  • 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.

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