A transfer student is any student who has college coursework at one institution and then transfers that coursework to another institution.

Bellevue College’s Transfer Equivalency Guide can help you determine which classes will transfer. If the course numbers don’t match up but the title is the same, then perhaps the course will transfer. However, only the Evaluations Office can determine this after an official transfer is complete.

The Transfer Enrollment page gives information about how to transfer credits. This process takes 6-8 weeks to complete, so take care of it as soon as possible after being admitted to Bellevue College.

While you’re waiting for your official transfer to be completed, you can use your unofficial transcript to request an online prerequisite check. Our office can offer you assistance after you’ve done this.

No, if you are only coming to BC to take one or two classes in order to fulfill prerequisites or requirements elsewhere, then you don’t need to transfer your credits. Instead, simply complete the Online Prerequisite Check, which will allow you to clear prerequisites for your desired classes using your unofficial transcript. It has a shorter processing time than a full transfer, and it should only take 3-5 business days.

Selecting the appropriate transfer degree depends on your ultimate goal and your university major. View the transfer degree options Bellevue College offers.

DTA stands for “Direct Transfer Agreement,” and it’s a term that advisors and faculty commonly use to refer to the transfer degrees offered at Bellevue College.

As a transfer student, you may complete about half (90 credits) of your bachelor’s degree at Bellevue College. After transferring, you will complete your bachelor’s degree, which consists of at least 180 college-level quarter (120 semester) credits.

While many universities accept transfer students before they complete a transfer degree, there are several benefits to completing your Associate Transfer Degree before transferring.

  • Most four-year universities in the state of Washington agree to accept all 90 credits from your degree for transfer and many universities will consider most or all of your general education requirements met if you complete a transfer degree.
  • You may be able to transfer directly into your “junior” year at the university.
  • The lower division classes you take as part of your transfer degree are generally much less expensive at Bellevue College than at the university.

Bellevue College advisors aren’t experts about university requirements. Because of this, we highly recommend that you meet with a university representative from the school you want to attend. They’ll give you information about the admissions process and help you determine if you’re taking the right classes for your future major/degree.

Check out our Calendar of Events to find out when representatives from universities in Washington state and across the U.S. will be coming to campus.

The Associate Transfer Degrees offered at Bellevue College are designed to transfer within Washington State. To transfer out of state, research the university requirements and transfer process. If you’re having a hard time finding this information online, then contact the admissions office of the school you want to attend.

Congratulations! In order to get the degree you worked so hard on, you must apply for graduation. The deadlines for those applications are quite early, so be sure to plan ahead and apply sooner rather than later. Go to the graduation website for information about the application process and current deadlines.

Last Updated March 21, 2023