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.
Important: The courses listed below are eligible for transfer credit; refer to your program guide for a complete listing of program requirements.
The group below cannot be satisfied by a degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement.
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in English composition. Excluding business writing and technical writing.
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in speech or communications. The course presented must clearly demonstrate an oral speaking component. Cannot be satisfied by degree.
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the humanities (literature, visual and performing arts, music, theatre, philosophy, ethics, or religious studies).
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in U.S. history, world history, political science, government, economics, or geography (excluding physical geography).
One course, equivalent to 3 unites, in statistics. This course must be taken with the past 5 years. Course is not required as a pre-requiste but may be transferred into program. Cannot be satisfied by degree.
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in human growth and development. The course must address human development throughout the entire lifespan. Child development or adolescent development will not meet this competency.
One course, equivalent to 4 units, in Anatomy & Physiology I with lab component.
One course, equivalent to 4 units, in Anatomy & Physiology II with lab component.
One course, equivalent to 4 unit, in microbiology with lab component.
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Pathophysiology, or with pathophysiology in course title or course description. This course must be taken within the past 5 years. Cannot be satisfied by degree.
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in psychology (anthropology, psychology, or sociology). *Courses eligible to transfer C217 cannot be used to fulfill the psychology component for this section.
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in sociology or anthropology.
To receive transfer credit and be admitted to the program, you must provide evidence of a current and unencumbered RN license.
The group below may not be satisfied by transfer credit or degree.
RN to MSN programs at WGU allow you to complete your BSN and then move forward to your MSN. As you are close to finishing your BSN coursework, you will choose your MSN specialty: Nursing Education, Leadership and Management, or Nursing Informatics. Upon completing the post-baccalaureate certificate or BSN degree in the RN to MSN program at WGU, you will have taken 5 graduate-level courses. In order to demonstrate your proficiency in these advanced courses, when you earn your BSN you will also earn a post-baccalaureate certificate.