College Transfer Steps

Make your Seattle Central credits count. Satisfy general degree requirements for an AA degree or an AS degree that will transfer to most four–year universities so you can go on and earn your bachelor's degree.

Since many courses have prerequisites it is important to meet with a Seattle Central Academic Advisor early in the process.


During your first quarter

Step 1: Schedule an Appointment with an Academic Advisor

Your Academic Advisor will help you understand the requirements for an AA or AS degree and your advisor will help you plan the best schedule for your college transfer goals. Be sure to meet with your Academic Advisor (room BE1102D) each quarter to help you stay on track.

During your first 45 credits

Step 2: Explore Different Majors and Careers

Most four–year university majors have prerequisites or requirements that should be completed during your first two years of college at Seattle Central. Need help?

  • Visit the Career Services Center (room BE1102E1) to take career tests.
  • Visit the Cooperative Education Office (room BE1103) to look for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Visit the College Transfer Center (room BE1102F) for assistance with researching schools and for assistance with figuring out prerequisites for your major.

During your last 45 credits

Step 3: Gather Application Materials

Research the application guidelines for each of your potential universities. Begin writing your personal statement. Need help? Visit the Writing Center (room BE4151) and the College Transfer Center (room 2BE1102F) for help proofreading and editing your essay.

Step 4: Apply for Admission to Your Potential Universities

Submit the online application by the deadline stated. Remember to send official transcripts from Seattle Central to your potential university early enough to ensure they are received by the application deadline. If other supporting documentation is required, such as high school transcripts, they must also be received by the application deadline.

Step 5: Apply for Graduation from Seattle Central

As you near 90 credits, check in with your Academic Advisor (room 2BE1102F) to finalize steps to graduate with your transferable AA or AS degree. Finally, turn in your AA or AS graduation application to the Registration Office (room BE1104).


Congratulations on transferring with a Seattle Central AA or AS degree!

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