2021 Digital Transfer Guide

Transfer Guide

…is knowing you have found your place. Where you belong.

Transfer students, like you, are an important part of the CWU family. As a top public university, CWU’s commitment to small class sizes, hands- on learning, and award-winning professors is a winning formula for your success. As a new member of the CWU community, we encourage you to take full advantage of campus opportunities. Research indicates that students who are engaged are most likely to succeed—so get involved in campus organizations, clubs, sports, and other activities.

Go Wildcats!

11,658 CWU at a glance: 8

Clubs, organizations, and groups 125 9 125 9 s

Majors to choose from 135 50 Student to faculty ratio 18:1 135 50 e c 8 1

Students S

Campus locations across Washington

Of students are people of color 35 % O st 5

Of new students are transfer students 35 % e 35

LGBTQ + friendly communities in the nation G f

CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX Institution. For accommodation email: DS@cwu.edu

Virtual Admissions Experiences

Visit CWU

Degrees and Programs cwu.edu/programs


Composition Education Performance Musical Theatre

Environmental Sciences Biology


Main Campus:



University Centers:

Chemistry Geography Geology Policy Exercise Science


Accounting Actuarial Science Anthropology Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising

Personal Financial Planning PE and School Health Philosophy Physics Biophysics Physics/Engineering (dual degree) Political Science Primate Behavior and Ecology Psychology Public Health Population Health Public Policy Public Relations Religious Studies Risk, Insurance and Safety Mgmt. Russian Science Middle Level Education Secondary Education Social Services Sociology Spanish Special Education Sport Mgmt. Recreation Mgmt.

Be sure to visit campus to see what being a Wildcat is all about. We host visits at all of our campus locations throughout the year where transfer students can tour campus, explore programs and talk with advisors. Schedule a tour for main campus by registering online, or for one of our University Centers, contact the center directly.

Can't make it to campus? We have you covered.

Fashion Mktg. Applied Math Art


Family and Child Life Child Development Child Life Family Science

• Online Campus Tours • Chat with Admissions Counselors

Art Education Graphic Design Studio Art

• Information sessions • Virtual fairs and events

Family and Consumer Sciences Career and Tech Ed Teaching Film Food Science and Nutrition Dietetics French Studies Geography Geography Environmental and Resource GIScience Geology

Asian Studies Aviation Mgmt.

Maintenance Mgmt. Commercial Pilot Flight Officer




Biochemistry Biology

Biomedical Science Ecology and Evolutionary Molecular and Cell Business Administration Business Analytics Finance HR Mgmt. Leadership and Mgmt. Marketing Mgmt. Personal Financial Planning Supply Chain Mgmt. Business and Mktg. Education


History Social Studies Teaching Hospitality, Tourism and Event Mgmt. Individual Studies Industrial Engineering Technology Integrated Energy Management Business Policy Power Systems Interdisciplinary Studies Social Sciences ITAM Administrative Mgmt. Cybersecurity Data-driven Innovation for IT Managers Information Technology Network Admin. and Mgmt. Project Mgmt.

Sport Business Sport Coaching


Technology Education Theatre Design and Production Education Performance Studies


Chemistry Clinical Physiology Communication Computer Science Construction Mgmt. Craft Brewing

What does it mean to be a Wildcat?


Wine Studies Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medical Technology Pre-Medicine Pre-Nursing in Public Health Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Respiratory Therapy Pre-Veterinary


Dance Data Science

Name: Emileo Guevara Major: Law and Justice Hometown: Kent, WA

Computational Statistical Deaf and Sign Language

Retail Mgmt. and Technology Web and Database Admin. and Mgmt.


I was impressed with the wide variety of programs and classes at Central that could be tailored to fit my future job prospects. My law and justice major meshed well with my environmental science minor and allowed me to connect course material from both areas. Being a student at Central—and a Wildcat—helped me to position myself well for the future.

Early Childhood Education Economics Economic and Business Forecasting Managerial Economics Electronics Engineering Technology Elementary Education EMS Paramedicine English Language and Literature Language Arts Teaching Professional and Creative Writing Entrepreneurship Environmental Geological Sciences



Law and Justice Liberal Studies

Mathematics Middle-Level Education Secondary Education Mechanical Engineering Technology Media and Journalism Middle-level Humanities Teaching

Programs in red are Education majors

Admission Requirements

Top in the Nation CWU is one of the premier public universities in the Pacific Northwest, offering more than 135 accredited college majors and 32 accredited master’s degree programs. Central is also among the top Washington state universities for increasing students’ earning potential after graduation.



2.5 2.0-2.49 40 and higher Have less than

post-high school credits?

Excellence You Can Afford Students from all over choose CWU because they know they’ll receive a quality education with personal attention at an affordable cost. Central consistently ranks as a top college for value and return on investment.

• At least 40 transferable college-level credits at time of application or Direct Transfer Associate's degree • No personal statement required • Guaranteed admissions

• At least 40 transferable, college-level credits at time of application • Comprehensive Review Process for admission • May be required to submit additional information and a personal statement

• College and high school transcripts • Must meet first year admission requirements cwu.edu/admissions/ first-year-students

Average Cost Per Year *

How to Apply to CWU

Tuition and Fees $ 8,592

$ 13,938

Books and Supplies $ 1,002


Complete application online at

Select “Transfer Student” Select preferred campus location or online Submit $60 application fee Send official transcripts from each college attended. • CWU requires official transcripts from all previous colleges or institutions even if you have transferred college credits to your current college. • Transcripts can be sent electronically from your college's Registrar's office. • If you have less than 40 post-high school credits, you will also need to send your high school transcripts.

Room and Board

Scholarships and Financial Aid cwu.edu/scholarships

$160 million

Amount CWU offers in financial assistance each year .

aid (grants, scholarships, waivers) 7out of 10

Amount of transfer students who receive gift

Priority Application Deadlines:


Scholarship Central allows you to apply for more than 300 scholarships from a single website.

Mar. 1 Fall

Nov. 1 Winter

of students receive federal grants 47 %

of students receive financial aid 80 %

of WUE eligible students receive WUE 100 %

Mar. 1 Spring

Jun. 1 Summer

* Before Financial Aid, Scholarships, and other waivers. Tuition prices may vary.

What does it mean to be a Wildcat?

Early Transfer Admissions Plus (ETA+) cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-resources

Are you a student enrolled at one of our partner colleges and have earned between 0-60 credits? You may be eligible for ETA+, a program designed to streamline your degree path from community college to CWU. As part of ETA+, you’re fully admitted to your community college and conditionally admitted to CWU with access to key university resources including academic major advising, financial aid workshops, and career counseling to help in your degree planning process.

Name: Taylor Parton Major: Science Education CWU-Pierce County

When I returned to Washington in 2014, I began looking for the right university for me. CWU-Pierce County was the perfect choice because it allowed me to attend a school that offered the programs and classes I wanted, in an area where I could see myself making a home. I love that my education has pushed me to become the best version of myself. I am already finding I can apply what I learned in school in my role at a middle school.

Transferring Credits


CWU accepts credits from regionally-accredited institutions. You will receive an official credit evaluation after you have been formally admitted to CWU. For an unofficial evaluation, you can review your courses through our Transfer Evaluation Services (TES) at cwu.edu/registrar. Credits that do not have a direct equivalent at CWU are generally awarded elective credit.

University Sites & Centers We know some of our students have families, jobs, and commitments that don't always allow them to attend a traditional campus. We offer extended learning options that are designed to help you take the next step in your personal journey regardless of your situation. University Centers

Transfer Center cwu.edu/transfer

CWU is committed to providing the best Wildcat experience for our transfer students. The CWU Transfer Center helps transfer students make a seamless transition from their previous institution to Central. We provide transition advising to promote successful transfer.

The Transfer Center advisors and peer-advisors can help with:


• Learning more about the general education program at CWU • Transfer course equivalencies • Referrals to academic departments and other offices • Connecting with CWU faculty and staff • Answering transition questions and concerns

With eight sites and centers across Washington state, students can earn a CWU degree or certificate in their own community. Centers are designed for students who have a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA), associate’s degree, or most of their general education requirements completed. Each location offers a mix of in-person and online courses to help fit your schedule. Be sure to visit each University Center's website for a complete list of programs offered at that location.

CWU-Wenatchee CWU-Yakima CWU-Sammamish CWU-Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)

CWU-Des Moines CWU-Lynnwood CWU-Moses Lake CWU-Pierce County Online Learning

largest transfer destination in the state


CWU is a leader in providing fully accredited online bachelor’s and master’s degree completion programs. Now you can earn your degree while attending online classes no matter where you are.

Visit Us


San Juan Islands

Come see for yourself if CWU is right for you.


Ellensburg Campus cwu.edu/visit 509-963-1262 visit@cwu.edu





Olympic National Park



CWU-Des Moines


University Centers cwu.edu/campuses

CWU-Moses Lake




CWU- Yakima

Online Learning cwu.edu/online-learning



Walla Walla



= CWU Center locations


Offices, websites, and phone numbers for commonly used offices across campus.

Admissions cwu.edu/admissions admissions@cwu.edu 509-963-1211

Housing cwu.edu/housing housing@cwu.edu 509-963-1831

Financial Aid cwu.edu/financial-aid financialaid@cwu.edu 509-963-1611

Registration cwu.edu/registrar

CWU Transfer Center cwu.edu/transfer-center transfer@cwu.edu 509-963-1390

Advising cwu.edu/academic-advising

reg@cwu.edu 509-963-3001


text us: 509-213-1813


Contact Us admissions@cwu.edu 509-963-1211 cwu.edu/admissions




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