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Whatcom’s most popular program is the university transfer program. The Associate in Arts and Sciences degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year university to complete their bachelor’s degree. Whatcom’s International Programs staff are experts in advising students on transfer to top universities throughout the U.S.

Please view the University Transfer PowerPoint to learn more about planning your transfer.

International Student Map 2019                                                                                     (click map for a closer look)


Transfer Admissions Guarantees

Whatcom Community College has established Transfer Admission Guarantees with several well-known universities across the country to make your transfer process as simple as possible.  These universities will guarantee admission for international students transferring from Whatcom Community College after earning the associate's degree and meeting specific admission criteria.

During the application process, international students can request to receive both an admission letter from WCC and a Transfer Admission Guarantee from the university they have selected from the list below.

Please note:

  • Whatcom Community College graduates have transferred directly to many other top universities across the country that are not on this list.
  • You will not be required to transfer to the university that offers you a Transfer Admission Guarantee. You may transfer to any university of your choice to which you are admitted.
  • Students must complete their Whatcom associate’s degree with the required GPA in order to fulfill the transfer university’s admission guarantee.
  • Transfer Admissions Guarantees do not ensure that a student will be admitted to a particular major.
  • Our partner universities offer a varying array of majors, academic programs and entrance requirements. Please click on the links below to find out more about each university's offerings.

 Partner University
 Transfer Requirements
Arizona State University 36 transferable quarter credits with 3.0 GPA or associate’s degree with 2.5 GPA
California State University, San Marcos 2.0 GPA in ENGL& 101 and ENGL& 102 or
61 TOEFL/5.5 IELTS
Oregon State University 36 transferable quarter credits with 2.25 GPA
ENGL&101 and MATH&107  (with a C- or better)
University of Iowa 36 transferable quarter credits with 2.5 GPA
80 TOEFL/6.5 IELTS: 6.5
University of Mississippi 2.0 GPA   Two college-level writing/composition courses with a B or higher or 79 TOEFL/6.0 IELTS 
University of Montana 2.0 GPA
2.0 GPA in ENGL& 101 and ENGL& 102 or 61 TOEFL/5.5 IELTS
University of Oregon Two college-level English writing/composition courses with C- or higher or  80 TOEFL/6.5 IELTS
University of Washington, Bothell 3.0 GPA
proof of English proficiency and completion of intermediate algebra
University of Washington, Tacoma 2.75 GPA
proof of English proficiency and completion of intermediate algebra
Washington State University 2.5 GPA
79 TOEFL/6.5 IELTS
Western Washington University 3.0 GPA
3.0 GPA in 2 English composition courses or 80 TOEFL/6.5 IELTS

Transfer scholarships

Whatcom Community College works with several universities to provide scholarship opportunities for transfer students. Below is a list of universities with transfer scholarships. Please click on the university for a detailed flyer or a link to more information.

Arizona State University
Central Washington University
City University of Seattle
Evergreen State College
Montana State University
Oregon State University
Pacific Lutheran University
University of Iowa
University of Oregon
University of Mississippi
Washington State University
Western Washington University