Transfer Associate Degree Planning

All transfer degree requirements conform to the transfer agreements established by the Intercollege Relations Commission. The transfer agreements ensure that a student who completes a transfer degree at a public community college in the State of Washington will have satisfied the lower division general education requirements at various baccalaureate institutions. Students who have earned a transfer degree will generally have junior level standing, but they must still meet the admission and pre-major requirements of the baccalaureate institution and major program.

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Transfer Degree Planning Chart

Intended Major or subject area AB DTA A.A.S. A.S.
Accounting X X  
Agriculture   X  
American Studies   X  
Anthropology   X  
Archaeology   X  
Architecture   X  
Art   X  
Astronomy   X  
Biology   X Track 1
Botany   X Track 1
X X  
Chemistry   X Track 1
Communication Studies   X  
Computer Science   X  
Cultural & Ethnic Studies   X  
Dance   X  
Dental Hygiene   X  
Dentistry   X  
Drama   X  
Ecology   X Track 1
Economics   X  
Education   X  
Engineering   X Track 2
English   X  
  X Track 1
Forestry   X  
Geography   X  
Geology   X  
History   X  
International Studies   X  
Journalism   X  
Law   X  
Librarianship   X  
Mathematics   X  
Medical Technology   X  
Medicine   X  
Meteorology   X Track 2
Microbiology   X Track 1
Music   X  
Nursing   X  
Marine Biology
  X Track 1
Pharmacy   X  
Philosophy   X  
Physical Therapy   X  
Physics   X Track 2
Political Science   X  
Psychology   X  
Social Work/
Society & Justice   X  
Sociology   X  
Speech   X  
World Languages   X  

Basic requirements for all transfer degrees:

  • Complete at least 90 applicable college level quarter credits.
  • Complete all degree requirements in the specified curriculum.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all coursework taken at BC.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better in the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
  • Transfer credits applied toward a degree must have a grade of “D” (1.0) or above (some degrees may have additional grade requirements).
  • Complete a minimum of 30 (or one third) of all the credits applicable toward the degree in residence at Bellevue College.

Advising Notes and Recommendations:

  • Completion of this degree does not guarantee admission to any baccalaureate university. However, with careful planning and depending on your intended major, it is possible to fulfill admissions and major program requirements with a transfer degree. Note: Completion of a transfer degree does not guarantee admission to any baccalaureate university.
  • Consult with an academic advisor on a regular basis for degree completion planning. Contact the Advising Center to locate an academic advisor. Call (425) 564-2212 or go to the Advising website.

Transfer Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students who transfer from Bellevue College to colleges and universities have rights and responsibilities, as do the institutions to which they are transferring. View the transfer Rights and Responsibilities [PDF].

List of One Year Transfer Courses -"Washington 45"

In response to legislative action in 2010, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges identified a list of courses, the “Washington 45,” that will transfer from community and technical colleges to other two year and four year institutions as general education credits. Please note that the "Washington 45" does not replace the Direct Transfer Agreement, Associate of Science Tracks I and II or any Major Related Program agreement, nor will it guarantee admission to a four-year institution. It also does not lead to any certificate conferral. Download the following document for additional information [.docx].

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