Transfer in Washington is directed by several statutes and follows the Policy on Intercollege Transfer and Articulation among Washington Public Colleges and Universities (Umbrella Policy) adopted in 1986, and the Transfer Task Force Transfer Agreement (Proportionality Agreement) adopted in 1994.
Transfer policy is implemented and maintained through the cooperative efforts of the state institutions of higher education, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and the Washington Student Achievement Council with the support of many statewide within-sector and cross-sector groups, and offices involved in aspects of transfer initiatives. Collectively, these groups constitute Washington's unofficial ‘Transfer Network.’
See the List of Transfer Network Groups and the Transfer Rights and Responsibilities.
Options to maximize a student's successful transfer of credits between two-year to four-year institutions.
The Council serves as the state’s Transfer Liaison—a single, statewide point of contact for issues related to transfer.
Information about student transfer and movement between Washington’s two-year, four-year public and private colleges and universities, at-a-glance.
Transfer and Articulation Report 2013 - The Council submits a progress report on the development of transfer associate degrees to the Legislature each odd-numbered year. This report answers several key questions about transfer in Washington, addresses new degrees and initiatives, and makes a number of key recommendations.
The Role of Transfer Study - An update to a previous study on the graduating class of 2001 completed by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The study examines Class of 2006 graduates by campus type, transfer status, pre-college enrollments (how many graduates who came through the community and technical college system took pre-college math or English courses), and two year degrees (how many community or technical college transfer students earned associate degrees, and what kind of degree did they earn).