Walla Walla Community College offers courses in most academic areas. These courses meet requirements for associates’ degrees and will transfer to four-year institutions within guidelines established by those schools. The courses and degrees offered are designed to enable the student to make a successful transition to a four-year institution. Students who plan to transfer to a specific college or university should work with a transfer advisor both at the community college and at the four-year institution they plan to attend.

While the agreements with baccalaureate institutions assure the transfer of credit, the admission to a particular university program is not assured. Each institution has separate admission criteria which can be based on grades, prerequisite coursework, test scores, and other considerations.

Students who plan to transfer to a university should attend a college transfer workshop, work with a community college advisor, and make early contact with their intended transfer school.

Many universities have advisors who visit WWCC. Students are encouraged to visit with these representatives when they are on campus.

For more information about transfer programs, contact the Advising and Counseling Center (509.527.4262) or the Transfer Center (509.527.3679) in Walla Walla and (509.758.3339) in Clarkston.

Transfer Degrees

For all transfer options listed below, students should contact the transfer institution for any additional requirements, procedures for admission, and to determine an appropriate education plan.

Types of Degrees at WWCC

Degree Type
What It Does
Associate in Arts and Applied Science (AAAS) Intended to prepare students with skills to be employed following graduation.
Associate in Applied Sciences-Transfer (AAS-T) Generally not accepted in transfer at baccalaureate institutions. Individual general education components will transfer, but will not satisfy all the general education components at a baccalaureate institution. This is a dual purpose degree intended to prepare students for employment in a specific field and for transfer to a specific program at a specific school.
Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement
(AA-DTA)
Designed to fulfill general education requirements at Washington State baccalaureate institutions.

  • Priority consideration in the admissions for most humanities and social science manors public universities ahead of non-degreed transfers.
  • Completion of lower division general education requirements.
  • Opportunity to explore several fields of study through the category of up to 24 credits of elective courses.
  • Opportunity to complete prerequisites for a future major.
DTA/MRP (Direct Transfer Agreement / Major Ready Pathway) A specific degree outlining the appropriate course in order for students to be well prepared to enter the major upon transfer. Based on the Direct Transfer Agreement format. Degrees structured under the DTA umbrella provide:

  • Priority consideration in the admissions for most humanities and social science manors public universities ahead of non-degreed transfers.
  • Completion of lower division general education requirements.
Associate in Science Option I and II (AS) Designed for students intending to major in engineering or sciences. The AS- degree:

  • Priority admissions consideration at public universities for most science and engineering majors ahead of non-degreed transfers.
  • Completion of similar lower division general education requirements as first- and second-year university students in engineering or science-based fields.
  • Credit for all courses completed within the AS-T up to and in some cases beyond 90 credits.
  • Opportunity to complete math and science prerequisites for the chosen major.
  • Opportunity to explore other fields within the electives included in the degree.
Associate in Arts – DTA*
Designed to fulfill general education requirements at Washington State baccalaureate institutions.Opportunity to fulfil prerequisites for a major.
Associate in Biology – DTA/MRP**

Designed for students preparing to major in Biology at many baccalaureate institutions in Washington state.

Associate in Business – DTA/MRP**

For students transferring to a baccalaureate institution to major in a discipline housed in a College of Business.

Associate in Math Education – DTA/MRP**

For students planning to major in secondary math education at a baccalaureate institution.

Associate in Nursing – DTA/MRP**

Prepares students to qualify for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington and prepares them to complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing with one more year at a baccalaureate institution.

Associate in Science – Option I

Designed for students majoring in biological sciences, chemistry, geology, or environmental sciences.

Associate in Science – Option II

Designed for students majoring in engineering, computer science, physics, and atmospheric sciences.

Associate in Science in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering, MRP**

Designed to prepare students for majors in Electrical or Computer Science Engineering.

Associate in Science in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, MRP**

Designed to prepare students for majors in Civil or Mechanical Engineering.

*DTA = Direct Transfer Agreement
**MRP = Major Related Program – a pathway outlining appropriate courses in order for students to be well prepared to enter the major upon transfer. Pathways follow one of two state-wide transfer agreements: The DTA or the Associate in Science.

Generally not accepted in transfer at baccalaureate institutions.  Individual general education components will transfer, but will not satisfy all the general education components at a baccalaureate institution.  This is a dual purpose degree intended to prepare students for employment in a specific field and for transfer to a specific program at a specific school.

Fields of Study with an AAS-T Option:

Additional Academic Transfer Information

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Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements

Lewis-Clark State College Oregon State University University of Idaho
Washington State University AAS-T Early Childhood Education AAS-T Nursing