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TRANSFER GUIDELINES FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE NETWORK ENGINEERING AND SECURITY CiSCO TRACK

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

  • 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 determined active by vendor: 
      • 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 determined active by certifying vendor. 
    • Submit a resume showing three-plus years of IT work experience.  

​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 ‎(4)
Written CompositionD269Composition: Writing with a Strategy3

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

Written CompositionD265Critical Thinking: Reason and Evidence3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in critical thinking, reasoning, argument or logic. Cannot be filled by an AAS degree.

Written CompositionD339Technical Communication3

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

Written CompositionD372Introduction to Systems Thinking 3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in systems thinking. Can be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree.

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(1)
Ideals & EthicsD333Ethics in Technology3

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

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(5)
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.

Quantitative ReasoningD420Discrete Math: Logic1

​One course, equivalent to 1 unit, in Discrete Mathematics with an emphasis on Boolean Algebra and functions.  Can be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree.

Quantitative ReasoningD421Discrete Math: Functions and Regluations 1

​One course, equivalent to 1 unit, in Discrete Mathematics with an emphasis on set theory, finite sequences, series, relations, and directed graphs.  Can be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree.

Quantitative ReasoningD422Discrete Math: Algorithms and Cryptography1

​One course, equivalent to 1 unit, in Discrete Mathematics with an emphasis on discrete computational methods; searching and sorting algorithms. Can be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree.

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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)
collapse Group : Core Courses in the Major ‎(6)
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)
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.

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.

D318Cloud Applications3

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

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.

D423Spreadsheet1

​One course, equivalent to 1 unit, in Spreadsheets. This course must be taken within the past 5 years.

D412Network Analytics and Troubleshooting3

​One course, equivalent to 3 unit, in Network Analytics and Troubleshooting,

D414Cyber Operations Fundamentals6

​One of the following Certifications: Cisco CyberOps Associates (200-201) or Cisco CCIE Security or Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional.

D416DevNet Fundamentals6

​One of the following Certifications: Cisco DevNet Associates (200-901) or Cisco Certified DevNet Expert or Cisco Certified DevNet Professional.

D419Implementing and Administering Networking Solutions6

​One of the following Certifications: Cisco CCNA (200-301), Cisco CCIE (CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure) or CCNP Enterprise.

D413Telecomm and Wirless Communications3

​One upper division course, equivalent to 3 units, in telecommunication and wireless communication technologies.

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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)
D418BSNES Capstone Project4


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