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TRANSFER GUIDELINES FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN information technology

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.
  • IT courses or degrees must have been completed within 5 years of the student's start date to qualify for transfer. 

​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.

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 ‎(5)
D269Composition: Writing with a Strategy3

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

D268Introduction 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.

D339Technical Communication3

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

D265Critical Thinking: Reason and Evidence3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in critical thinking, reasoning, argument or logic.

D270Composition: Successful Self-Expression3

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

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(3)
C963American Politics and the US Constitution 3

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

D333Ethics in Technology3

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

D198Global Arts and Humanities3

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

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(3)
C277Finite Mathematics4

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in finite mathematics, discrete mathematics or mathematics modeling.

C955Applied Probability and Statistics 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in statistics.

C957Applied 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)
C683Natural Science Lab2
One course, equivalent to 2 units, in a natural science (chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy, or biology) with lab component.


C165Integrated Physical Sciences3

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

D199Introduction 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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Core Courses in the Major

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, Google IT Support Professional certificate or CompTIA ITF+. Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date or WGUx (Edx) IT Career Framework Microbachelors.

D426Data Management - Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in database or one of the following Certifications: CIW Database Design Specialist (1D0-541), or CIW Web Development Professional Certification, Microsoft: Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate exam DP300. Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date.

D315Network and Security - Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in networking with a security component or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA: Network+, Security+, Pentest+, CySA+, CASP+; ECC: - CEH; Cisco: CCENT, CCNA, any CCNP, any CCIE. GIAC: GSE, GSEC, GCIA, GCED.  Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date or WGUx (Edx) IT Career Framework Microbachelors. 

D278Scripting and Programming - Foundations3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in software development, introduction to algorithms.  Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date or WGUx (Edx) IT Career Framework Microbachelors.

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). Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date.

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). Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date.

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Additional Transferable Courses

Courses Satisfied by Transfer Credit

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

  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
C483Principles of Management4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in management or leadership principles. Can be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree in Business.

C484Organizational Behavior and Leadership3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in organizational behavior.

C777Web Development Applications6

A second course, equivalent to 6 units, in web design or development or one of the following Certifications: Advanced CIW HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist (CIW 1D0-620) or CIW Web Design Professional (CIW 1D0-520 and 1D0-525).

C773User Interface Design4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in User Interface Design or user experience design or CIW User Interface Designer (1D0-621) Certification.

C268Spreadsheets3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Spreadsheets.

C850Emerging Technologies2

One course, equivalent to 2 units, in Emerging Technologies.

C724Information Systems Management3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Information Systems Management. Course must cover how businesses use computers to: solve business problems, create strategic advantage and help organizational decision makers. May not be satisfied with a computer literacy course or a productivity software course (such as Microsoft Office). This course must be taken within the past 10 years.

D281Linux Foundations3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Linux Foundations, Linux Technology, or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA: Linux+; LPI: Linux Essentials, LPIC- 1, LPIC-2, or LPIC – 3; Linux Foundation: Certified System Administrator (LFCS); Red Hat: RHCSA, RHCE or RHCA; or the Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Linux 8 System Administrator (Exam 1Z0-106).

D324Business of IT - Project Management4

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

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. 

D325Networks4

​One of the following certifications CompTIA: Network+, CISCO: CCENT, CCNA, any CCNP, or any CCIE. 

D329Network and Security - Applications4

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

D316IT Foundations4

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

D317IT Applications4

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. 

  
  
  
C769IT Capstone Written Project4


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