Below you can find the associate and university transfer degrees offered at Pierce College You can find more indepth information in the catalog.
The Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) is for liberal arts transfer students. It is also sometimes known as the DTA Associate degree. These degrees can be tailored to your university of choice.
The Associate of Science (AS-T) is for science transfer students and is offered on two tracks, depending on the field of study.
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A university transfer degree from Pierce College satisfies the first two years of coursework required at four-year colleges and universities, but at a fraction of the cost.
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Completion of any of the two-year degrees listed below allows transfer to any public four-year college in Washington. It is also possible to tailor your degree for transfer to the school of your choice.
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For a detailed explanation of the university transfer process at Pierce College, as well as online and other transfer resources, see the Step-by-Step University Transfer Process.
Direct Transfer Degrees
Direct transfer agreements (DTA) are also available in specific fields. These degrees satisfy the lower division general education (core) requirements and lower division degree-related requirements of four-year institutions.
Washington 45 is a list of courses that satisfy general education core requirements at all universities in the state. Students may take any course from the Washington 45 list and know it will satisfy core requirements at all public and private four-year colleges.
The following degree programs are not accepting new students. These degrees are available for archival purposes only.
Transfer requirements vary by university, so it's helpful to choose your transfer destination early. Review the requirements for your intended four-year school (transfer guides) from several local universities, as well as the requirements specific to your planned major. Then, meet regularly with your Pierce College advisor to ensure you're on track with those requirements.
Remember, your Pierce College advisor is here to help you get the courses you need to achieve your goals. They will work closely with you throughout your time at Pierce.
The Higher Education Coordinating Board defines policy for courses accepted for transfer at Washington's public colleges and universities. Guides for admissions deadlines and requirements for in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities are available for download here:
Students are advised to double-check those requirements with the university to ensure accuracy.
For more information, talk to your faculty advisor, visit a Pierce College advising center, or speak to an admissions officer from the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
Also, see Pierce College's University Transfer News and Resources blog for more information.
While Pierce College allows students to earn more than 90 credits, some four-year institutions may allow no more than 90 credits to apply to your chosen field of study. Be sure to check with the four-year institution to determine their specific policy. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure their courses are acceptable for transfer.
College preparatory courses, as well as those numbered below 100, are not acceptable for transfer.
Pierce College has partnered with Central Washington University, Brandman University, Capella University, and Kaplan University to provide face-to-face and online degree programs for students and alumni at Pierce College.