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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. All transfer credit is specific to your current degree pathway. Should you decide to change programs at any time a new evaluation will be completed, and the appropriate credit will be awarded for the new program. 


  • 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 (Pre-licensure Nursing program and business courses must have 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. 


  • 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.

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 ‎(4)
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.

D265Critical Thinking: Reason and Evidence3

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

D428Design Thinking for Business3

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

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(2)
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).

D267US History: The Story of American Democracy3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in U.S. history. Specific events in U.S. history cannot be used to meet this requirement.  Coursework needs to include a broad overview of U.S. history.  

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(2)
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 ‎(2)
C165Integrated Physical Sciences3

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

C458Health, Fitness and Wellness4

​One course, equivalent to 3-4 units, in health, wellness or nutrition, excluding physical activity or EMT courses. 

collapse Group : Social Science ‎(1)
C273Introduction to Sociology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in sociology or anthropology.

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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 in business, unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement. 

Transfer Requirement(s)
C715Organizational Behavior3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Organizational Behavior.

D072Fundamentals for Success in Business3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in introduction to business.

D078Business Environment Applications I: Business Structures and Legal Environment2

One course, equivalent to 2 units, in business law as it applies to different business structures.

C483Principles of Management4

​​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in management or leadership principles. 

D089Principles of Economics3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in economics.

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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)
C722Project Management3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Project Management or one of the following certifications: CompTIA Project+, PMP, CAPM, MS 70-633, MCTS Enterprise Project Management received or renewed in the last five years.

D076Finance Skills for Managers3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in business finance. Cannot be satisfied by personal finance or general finance.

D080Managing in a Global Business Environment3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in global or international business.

D082Emotional and Cultural Intelligence3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in emotional and cultural intelligence in organizations. This course can be met with organizational behavior, psychology of work, management principles, applications of management or management skills.

D196Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting3

​One or two courses, equivalent to 3 to 6 units total, of financial and managerial accounting combined in a single course OR 6 units in two courses that make up financial and managerial accounting.

D388Fundamentals of Spreadsheets & Data Presentations3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in spreadsheets. This course must be taken within the past 5 years.

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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. 

C717Business Ethics3
C721Change Management3
D361Business Simulation4
D253Values-Based Leadership3
D468Discovering Data3
D467Exploring Data3
D466Analyzing and Visualizing Data3
D465Data Applications3
D464Managing Operations3
D470Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution3
D471Global Supply Chain Management3
D469Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Lean Six Sigma3
D47221st Century Operations and Supply Chain3
D473Solutions Design & Visualization Capstone 3

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