Transfer Students

In the absence of a transferrable degree or certificate, transcripts are evaluated on a course-by-course basis for UCORE equivalency. UCORE equivalencies can be identified by using the Transfer Course Search tool at You can determine equivalencies by checking your transfer credit report for course-by-course matches of transferred credits to UCORE designations. For more information, please consult the transfer credit website and meet with your academic advisor.

All transfer students will need to take the Integrative Capstone [CAPS] course in residence at WSU. Remaining UCORE requirements will depend on each student’s unique situation. Please note that some WSU colleges may have additional graduation requirements that involve UCORE-designated courses.

If you are a transfer student who has completed an associate’s degree, the table below explains the remaining UCORE requirements that need to be satisfied.

If you have:Then you still need to fulfill these University Common Requirements:
An approved transferable AA (DTA) (see catalog)Integrative Capstone [CAPS] course

*Note that some colleges have college-level UCORE requirements. Consult with your college's advising team.
An approved transferable Associate of Science (AS-T)
  • Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] course (i.e., History 305)
  • Second [COMM] or [WRTG] course
  • One of the following, depending on courses brought in transfer: Arts [ARTS], Global Cultural Diversity [DIVR], Equity and Justice [EQJS], Humanities [HUM], Social Science [SSCI]
  • Integrative Capstone [CAPS] course
No approved transferable degreeTransfer courses evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
WICHE Interstate PassportIntegrative Capstone [CAPS] course
*While the WICHE Interstate Passport program will sunset effective December 31, 2023, WSU will honor an Interstate Passport earned from another Passport member institution. The Passport satisfies lower division UCORE.