Our transfer equivalency site (TES) can help you better understand how your courses will transfer to CWU. Please read the following information before you select your school.
This equivalency guide is subject to frequent revision. If you cannot find your school or course, it means that there is not yet an existing equivalency. This does not mean that we don’t take credits from your school, or that we won’t transfer your course. It only means that we have not yet added your school or course to the guide. If your school is accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by CHEA, then generally your academic college-level credits should transfer. List of regional accrediting orgs here.
After you apply for admission to CWU and we receive your official college transcripts, an official transfer credit evaluation will be done. Transfer credit from Washington state schools will take about 3-5 business days to be articulated and posted to your CWU account. Transfer credit from out of state schools, will take 5-10 business days to process and post. Once transfer credits are posted, you will be able to use your MyCWU portal to view exactly how your courses transferred; found in your Transfer Credit Report. Once you declare your major, you will be able to run an Academic Requirement (AR) Report to see how your transfer credits will apply towards baccalaureate degree requirements.
Petitioning for course articulation review:
If you feel that a course should have transferred as a direct equivalent to a CWU course needed to earn your degree, please reach out to your program advisor. Faculty will need to review the syllabus for that course, and your program advisor will be able to walk you through that process. If you feel that a transfer course should meet a CWU general education requirement, you can submit a course syllabus and a general education petition form.
If you have additional questions about the transfer process or would like to know how to get connected to resources on campus, please email our Transfer Center.
Note: CWU operates on the quarter system. Colleges that operate on semester basis give semester credits. To convert your semester credits to quarter credits, multiply by 1.5 (Ex. 3 semester credits = 4.5 quarter credits).