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Information about Transcript Evaluation

A transcript evaluation is completed once official transcripts from all previously attended institutions have been received by WGU. Please note that transcripts must be sent to WGU directly from the issuing institution to be considered official. WGU does not perform unofficial evaluations or accept unofficial transcripts. The guidelines below will provide a good indication of the expected transfer credit. Official transcript evaluations will occur in the month prior to your start. Transcripts are processed in the order they are received. Please contact your Enrollment Counselor if it has been more than 15 business days since your transcripts have been received and you have not received an evaluation. Transfer credit will not be awarded for transcripts received after your first term start date. Transfer credit awarded for Business, Information Technology, or Health Professions College programs may not apply if a program change is made to the WGU Teacher’s College. 


  • Must be college level from an Institutional Accreditor (as listed by the U.S. Department of Education). For a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies, see: Click here for a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies. 
  • Must have been awarded a grade of C- or better. 
  • May not be used to fulfill more than one course of study. 
  • Must meet the competency unit and content equivalency requirements. 
  • Courses in Information Technology and certifications must be completed within five years of the start date or determined valid by certifying vendor, whichever is less.


  • Where transfer credit does not apply, courses may receive a Requirement Satisfied (RS). 
  • Courses that receive a Requirement Satisfied can be fulfilled by an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science from a Regionally or Nationally accredited institution. (Accrediting agency recognized by The U.S. Department of Education) 
  • In certain cases, the degree must be in a specific field of study. 
  • Requirement Satisfied by degree does not apply to all courses or programs at WGU. A change in majors at WGU may result in the removal of credit.
  • Degrees in Information Technology must be awarded within five years of the start date. 


  • Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. 
  • Demonstrate IT experience through at least one of the following: 
    • An Associate Degree or higher (A.S. or A.A.S. acceptable). 
    • A completed Udacity Nanodegree in Data Analytics (applicable to the B.S. in Data Management/Data Analytics degree only). 
    • High-level IT coursework completed within the last five years: 
      • Two or more upper-level Networking courses; or 
      • Two or more upper-level Object-Oriented Programming courses (Java, C#, etc.); or 
      • One or more upper-level Operating Systems course; or 
      • One or more upper-level Information Security and Assurance Courses. 
    • Hold high-level IT certification in network, security, programming, data management, operating systems, or hardware management earned within the last five years. 
    • Submit a resume showing three-plus years of IT work experience. 



  • Must be the exact exam or certification as indicated in the below guidelines. 
  • Must have been taken within the last five years or have verified continuing education requirements.


Important: The courses listed below are eligible for transfer credit; refer to your program guide for a complete listing of program requirements. 

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General Education

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below maybe satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement.  

Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Communication ‎(3)
Written CompositionC455English Composition I3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in english composition. Excluding business writing and technical writing.

Communication ApplicationsC768Technical Communication3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in technical communication.

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in speech or communications.

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(3)
Ideals & EthicsC961Ethics in Technology 3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in ethical issues regarding technology. 

Ideals & EthicsC100Introduction to Humanities3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the humanities (ie. literature, visual and performing arts, music, theatre, philosophy, ethics or religious studies).  Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

History and GovernmentC963American Politics and the US Constitution 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the U.S. government and the U.S. Constitution.

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(2)
Statistical ReasoningC955Applied Probability and Statistics 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in statistics.

Quantitative ReasoningC957Applied Algebra3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in college algebra or a course at a level higher than college algebra (calculus, trigonometry, linear algebra). Cannot be satisfied by an intermediate algebra or quantitative reasoning course.

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(4)
Life ScienceC683Natural Science Lab2

One course, equivalent to 2 units, in a natural science (chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy, biology) with lab component.

Life ScienceC190Introduction to Biology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in general biology.

Physical SciencesC255Introduction to Geography3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in geography. This requirement can also be satisfied by one course equivalent to 3 units, in the behavioral or social sciences (history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics or political science).

Physical SciencesC165Integrated Physical Sciences3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in physical science (chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy).

Transfer Requirement(s)
C393IT Foundations4

CompTIA A+ exam 220-901 or CompTIA A+ 220-1001.

C394IT Applications4

​Certification in CompTIA A+. 


​CompTIA Network+ or certification in one of the following areas: MCSA (Server 2012/2016), MCA Messaging, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, MCITP Server Administrator, CCENT, CCDA, CCIE, CCNA, CCNA: Voice, CCNA:Wireless, CCNA:Security, CCDP, CCIP, CCNP, CCNP: Security, CCNP: Voice, Oracle Sun Certified Network Administrator (SCNA), Sun Certified Systems Administrator (SCSA), Sun Certified System Administrator for Sun Cluster 3.2, Oracle Linux Administrator

C176Business of IT - Project Management4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in project management or one of the following certifications: CompTIA Project+, PMP, CAPM, MCTS: Enterprise Project Management (70-633) or MCITP: Enterprise Project Management.

C178Network and Security - Applications4

CompTIA Security+ or one of the following certifications: CompTIA CASP, Oracle Sun Certified Security Administrator (SCSECA), GSEC, GCFW, GCIA, GCIH, GCWN, GCUX, GCFA, GSOC, GNET, GISP, GSLC, GCIM, GSIF, GAWN, CISSP, CCSP, CCDA, CCNP, CCNP: Security, SSCP, CAP, Associate of (ISC)2 Designation.

C839Introduction to Cryptography4

​One Course in Encryption or Cryptography or one of the following Certifications: EC-Council ECES.

C849Cloud Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in cloud foundations or cloud technology or one of the following certifications: CompTIA Cloud Essentials or Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations.

C851Linux Foundations3

One course on Linux Foundations or Linux Technology of equivalent CU load or one of the following certifications: CompTIA Linux+, LPI Linux Essentials, LPI Linux Administrator, LPI Linux Engineer, LPI Linux Enterprise, Red Hat RHCSA, RHCE or RHCA,or LFCS. Oracle Linux.

C859Introduction to Programming in Python3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in python programing or uDacity Data Analytics Nano degree.

C923Cloud Applications3

One of the following certifications: CompTIA Cloud+, any Amazon Web Services certification, any Google Certified Cloud Professional certification, Microsoft MCSA Cloud Platform, Microsoft MCSE Cloud and Platform Infrastructure, or Microsoft Exam 98-369.

C924Cloud Deployment and Operations3

One of the following certifications: Amazon Web Services SysOPS.

C188Software Engineering4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in software engineering.

C916Scripting and Automation2

One course, equivalent to 2 units, in scripting and automations that covers powershell scripting, or bash scripting, or one of the following certifications: MCITP Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, or MCSA Server (2008/2012/2016).

D084Cloud Platform Solutions3

AZ-103 or AZ-101 exam. 

D085Automation and Scaling Tools3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in autoscaling, infrastructure automation, load balancing, and managing services.

D086Desktop Virtualization4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in virtual desktop management, VMWare desktop taken within 3 years.

D087Data Center Virtualization4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in data center virtualization, server technology solutions, VMWare data center taken within 3 years.

D088Cloud Architecture3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in cloud architecture or cloud environment management.

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Non-Transferable Courses

Courses Not Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below may not be satisfied by transfer credit or degree. 

collapse Group : Courses in the Major ‎(2)
C769IT Capstone Written Project4
C850Emerging Technologies2

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