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TRANSFER GUIDELINES FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CLOUD COMPUTING

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. 

COURSES ACCEPTED FOR TRANSFER CREDIT: 

  • Must be college level from an Institution accredited by 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. 
  • Certifications must be active determined by certifying vendor, except for lifetime certifications, which must have been received within five years. 

COURSES SATISFIED BY AN ASSOCIATE OR BACHELOR’S DEGREE:

  • Where transfer credit does not apply, courses may be satisfied by degree. 
  • Courses can be satisfied 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. 
  • 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. 

​PRE-REQUISITE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL BACHELOR’S I.T. PROGRAMS

To be considered for enrollment into a College of IT bachelor's degree program, applicants must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent AND demonstrate program readiness through one of the following: 

Option 1: Submit transcripts documenting completion of previous IT coursework. IT coursework must be 300 level or higher.

Option 2: Possess a bachelor's or associate degree (A.A, A.S. or A.A.S. acceptable) from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Option 3: Demonstrate at least two years of IT work experience through resume review.

Option 4: Submit official records of completion of current and active IT certifications, some of which may provide transfer credit into various programs. 

Option 5: (For applicants to the B.S. in Information Technology, B.S. Network Operations and Security, B.S. Data Analytics and Data Management, and B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance) Submit high school transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.75 GPA and a B grade or higher in a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) course. *Only advanced mathematics courses will satisfy this requirement.

​CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED TO SATISFY REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be the exact exam or certification as indicated in the below guidelines. 
  • Must be determined active by certifying vendor, except for lifetime certifications, which must have been received within five years.  

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

Information about Transcript Evaluation

General Education

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

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

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Communication ‎(3)
Written CompositionD269Composition: Writing with a Strategy3

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

Written CompositionD268Introduction to Communication: Connecting with Others3

 One course, equivalent to 3 units, in speech or communications. The course presented must clearly demonstrate an oral speaking component.

Written CompositionD339Technical Communication3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in technical communication and writing. 

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(2)
History and GovernmentC963American Politics and the US Constitution 3

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

Ideals & EthicsD333Ethics in Technology3

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

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, or linear algebra). Cannot be satisfied by an intermediate algebra or quantitative reasoning course.

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(3)
Life ScienceC190Introduction to Biology3

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

Physical SciencesC165Integrated Physical Sciences3

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

Physical SciencesD199Introduction to Physical and Human 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).  

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Lower Division Core

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

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

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
D322Introduction to IT4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in Introduction to IT or Google IT Support Professional certificate or the CompTIA ITF+ certification.  Can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor's degree in Information Technology or WGUx (Edx) IT Career Framework Microbachelor's. 

D426Data Management - Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in database or one of the following Certifications: CIW Database Design Specialist (1D0-541), or Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate.

D315Network and Security - Foundations3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in networking with a security component or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Pentest+, CySA+, CASP+; ECC - CEH; Cisco CCENT, CCNA, CCIE, CCNP, GIAC - GSE, GSEC, GCIA, GCED, GPPA.  Can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor's degree in Information Technology or WGUx (Edx) IT Career Framework Microbachelor's. 

D278Scripting and Programming - Foundations3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in software development, introduction to algorithms.  Can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or WGUx (Edx) IT Career Framework Microbachelor’s. 

D276Web Development Foundations3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in web programming or one of the following Certifications: CIW Web Design Specialist (CIW 1D0-520), CIW Web Design Professional (CIW 1D0-520 + 1D0-525) CIW Web Foundations Associate (CIW 1D0-610), CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS Specialist (CIW 1D0-620).  

D336Business of IT - Applications4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in Business of IT Applications, or can be satisfied by an ITIL Foundations Certification (Version 3 or 4).  

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Courses in the Major

Courses Satisfied by Transfer Credit

The group below cannot be satisfied by a degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement. 

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
D330Data Systems Administration3

​One upper-division course, equivalent to 3 units, in database design or administration or one of the following certifications: Oracle Database 12c: Installation & Administration 1Z0-062. 

D335Introduction to Python3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in python programing or Python Institute's PCAP Cert. (Associate or Professional level), or uDacity Data Analytics Nano degree. 

D281Linux Foundations3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Linux Foundations, Linux Technology, or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA Linux+, LPI Linux Essentials, Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS), LPI Linux Administrator, LPI Linux Engineer, LPI Linux Enterprise, Red Hat RHCSA, RHCE or RHCA, Oracle Linux.

D324Business of IT - Project Management4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in project management or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA Project+, PMP, CAPM, or MCITP: Enterprise Project Management.

D282Cloud Foundations3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Cloud Foundations or cloud technology or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA Cloud Essentials or AWS Cloud Practitioner. 

D334Introduction to Cryptography4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in encryption or cryptography or one of the following Certifications: EC-Council ECES. 

D320Managing Cloud Security4

​One Course, equivalent to 4 units, in Cloud Security from an accredited university, or one of the following Certifications: ISC2 CCSP (or Associate of ISC2 with CCSP exam passed), CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) or Certificate Cloud Security Professional (CCSP). 

D370IT Leadership Foundations3

​One upper division course, equivalent to 3 units, in leadership or organizational behavior or one of the following certifications: CAPM or PMP.

D411Scripting and Automation2

​One course, equivalent to 2 units, in Scripting and Automations that covers powershell scripting, or bash scripting.

D338Cloud Platform Solutions3

Can be satisfied with the following certifications: ​Microsoft exams AZ-104, AZ-103 or AZ-101. 

D318Cloud Applications3

One of the following Certifications: CompTIA Cloud+, any Google Certified Cloud Professional Certification, Microsoft Exam DP-200. 

D325Networks4

​CompTIA Network+ or Certification in one of the following: CISCO - CCENT, CCNA, CCIE, CCNP. 

D329Network and Security - Applications4

​One of the following Certifications: CompTIA Security+, Pentest+, CySA+, CASP+; ECC - CEH; Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCIE; GIAC - GSE, GSEC, GCIA, GCED, GPPA. 

D319AWS Cloud Architecture3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Cloud Architecture, Cloud Environment Management, or AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, or AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional, Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert.

D303Azure Fundamentals3

​One of the following certifications: Microsoft – Azure Fundamentals.

D306Azure Developer Associate3

​One of the following certifications: Microsoft Azure Dev Associate (AZ-204), AWS SysOps Admin, AWS Developer and Google Cloud Developer.

D337Internet of Things (IoT) and Infrastructure3

​The following Certification: Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist – IoT.

D316IT Foundations4

One of the following Certifications: CompTIA A+ or CompTIA 220-1101 exam.

D317IT Applications4

Can be satisfied by the following certification: CompTIA A+ certification.

D427Data Management - Applications4

​A second database course equivalent to 4 units, or one of the following Certifications: CIW Database Design Specialist (1D0- 541), CIW Web Development Professional Certification, Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate.

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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 ‎(1)
D342Cloud Computing Capstone4


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