What is transferring?
Transferring means you have attended one school and are ready to move on to another school for a specific degree or a bachelorís degree.
What is a Bachelorís degree?
A bachelorís degree is also known as an undergraduate degree. It is typically granted after completion of a specific set of at a baccalaureate institute. The education you receive at WWCC is part of that bachelor's degree.
Why should I get a degree beyond what I can get at WWCC?
1. Higher Education = Higher Employability
The more educated you are, the greater the range of available occupations. The following are percentages of unemployment for workers age 25 and over based on level of education.
Masterís Degree: 3.6%
Bachelorís Degree: 4.9%
Associate Degree: 6.8%
Some college, no degree: 8.7%
High-school graduate: 9.4%
Some high school, no diploma: 14.1%
US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011)
2. Higher Education = Higher Income
Here are some weekly income figures based on level of education:
Some High School, No College: $451
High School Diploma: $638
Some college, no degree: $719
Associate Degree: $768
Bachelorís Degree: $1,053
Masterís Degree: $1,263
US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011)
3. Continued Growth.
With a degree, you are encouraging yourself to continue learning not merely out of necessity, but through a drive to be as educated as you can be, regardless of the situation. You may even find yourself wanting to go beyond your bachelorís and achieve a graduate degree.
4. Costs are always on the rise.
State support of education has decreased, and state budget cuts are rampant. The sooner that you tackle finishing your bachelorís, the less it will cost.
5. Lifeís Work.
When you earn a bachelorís degree, you will be able to study within a field that has personal significance to you. Why not spend the rest of your life ďworkingĒ within a field that really interests you or that makes you feel good? Your work will be more meaningful and thus more fulfilling to you.
You will know that you have achieved something that not many other people have been able to do. Your persistence and dedication have gotten you this far; how much further could it take you?
7. Be a role model.
Education is called the great equalizer. The more education you attain, the more you benefit your entire family. Children are more likely to be successful in school and in college if their parents attended college.
What's a major?
A major is the specific subject you specialize in while earning a degree. The majority of the classes you take in your junior and senior year will be from this subject.
How do I pick one?
There are many ways to pick a major. You may already know what you want to major in, or have an interest area, but not a specific subject selected.
Resources for Major Selection:
-WOIS/The Career Information System [ www.wois.org] - An online portal to interest inventories, career research tools, resume builders, and much more! Contact the Student Development Center for an access key! 509.527.4262
-Career Counselors located in the Student Development Center 509.527.4262
-Psychology 140 Ė Career and Life Planning. Course offered Fall and Spring quarters. [ http://www.wwcc.edu/cat/course_details.cfm?dc=PSYC&cc=200&cl=140]
-Career Bridge - Includes interest inventory, job trends for Washington State, and other tools. [ http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov/Page.aspx?nid=ExploreCareers]
What can I do with a major? Or I want to be a ______. What major do I need?
CLICK HERE for an exploration page where you can conduct a search by major or career! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers
Why does the degree I get at WWCC matter?
Degree selection at WWCC can help you prepare for your major at a baccalaureate/four year school.
What Types of Transfer Degrees are at WWCC, and What are They For?
Designed to fulfill general education requirements.
For students majoring in biological sciences, chemistry, geology, or environmental/resource science, & earth science.
For students majoring in engineering, computer science, physics, & atmospheric sciences.
Designed to upper division coursework in Biology.
For students transferring to a baccalaureate institution to major in business.
For students majoring in elementary education at a baccalaureate institution.
For students planning to major in secondary math education.
Curriculum Plans & Articulation Agreements
Oregon State University
University of Idaho
Washington State University
AAS-T Early Childhood Education
What if I still don't know?
Meet with an advisor! Advisors at the Student Development Center can help you select your degree. Call the Walla Walla campus at 509.527.4262 to make an appointment! On the Clarkston campus, contact Student Services at 509.758.1772.
Also, click on the Majors tab "How do I pick one?" for more information on career/major exploration.
How do I pick a School?
There are many ways to pick a school. Hereís a link to an online search to get you started! CLICK HERE here to begin your search!
Links for Selected Transfer Schools
Click on the states to find links to admissions, programs, financial aid, scholarships, cost of attendance, and transfer equivalencies for selected baccalaureate institutions.
Questions to ask College Representatives
Click here for a list of questions to ask College Representatives.
Paying for School
The cost of attendance varies from college to college. It is important to research the actual total cost of attending any school so you can budget accordingly and find the resources to help you! Costs like tuition, books, housing, general living expenses, and transportation all need to be considered. Click here for a listing of estimated costs for select baccalaureate institutions. Annual Cost of Baccalaureate
The Office of Financial Aid at any school should be your first stop in funding your education. Please contact your future institution's financial aid office to have complete all forms necessary for Financial Aid review and awarding. Meeting deadlines is important for timely awarding.
There are scholarships out there! Don't miss out! Check out how to apply for scholarships at your school of choice! Schools have scholarships just for transfer students and specific majors. Also, check out these links:
Employment is a way to help cover the costs of college. If you find the right position on or off campus, it can be a great reference for your future resume. Be sure to inform the Financial Aid office of your interest in Work Study. Contact the student employment office at your baccalaureate for more information!
WUE, Educational Opportunity Grant, and Study Abroad
WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange. Through WUE, students may enroll at a reduced tuition level at an out of state baccalaureate institution for specific majors. WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition. Go to: [http://wiche.edu/wue] for more information.
The Educational Opportunity Grant (EOG) program provides $5,000 grants to financially needy, place bound Washington residents as an incentive to complete their first bachelorís degree at an eligible college. The grantís purpose is to encourage students who have achieved junior class standing, by completing a transferable associateís degree or transferable credits, to complete their first bachelorís degree. Go to:[ http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/] for more information.
Study Abroad is an opportunity for college students to study in other countries. Typically study abroad offices at baccalaureate institutions assist students with all aspects of studying abroad: identifying a program, applying, obtaining financial aid or scholarships, selecting courses, obtaining travel documents, etc. Go to: [ http://www.studyabroad.com/] for more information.
- TRiO - A federally funded program designed to assist low-income, first generation, or disabled transfer to the baccalaureate. Click here for more information. [http://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/index.php?id=735 ]
- Disability Services [http://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/index.php?id=993]
- Veteran's Services [http://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/index.php?id=779]
- Tutoring and Learning Center [http://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/index.php?id=854]
- Honors Program [http://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/index.php?id=563]