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SBCTC Policy Manual
Chapter 4: Instructional Program and Course Development


4.30.00 Transfer Policies

4.30.10 Transfer within the community and technical college system

CTC Inter-College Reciprocity Policy Transfer Distribution Courses and Areas - Approved by Instruction Commission, February 2005.

Students should not be penalized by the healthy differences in the specific general education requirements imposed by individual campuses within the general guidelines of the Transfer degrees (DTA and AS-T).

The Instruction Commission and the Washington State Student Services Commission expect that all colleges in the Washington community and technical college system accept transferable technical college general education courses as equivalent to their own similar general education courses in content and purpose, in transcript credit value, and as applied to degree requirements. The Instruction Commission and Washington State Student Services Commission members will communicate this position to those in their colleges responsible for accepting transfer courses, and ensure that the Commissions send this resolution to the Education Services Committee of WACTC.

Washington community and technical colleges will accept in transfer from other community and technical colleges unrestricted elective credit for an Advanced Placement (AP) score of 3 or higher. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official AP results, not transcript notation. Credits granted for general education or major requirements will be specified by the receiving institution’s AP credit policies; otherwise, elective credit will be granted. (CTC policy May 2008.)

4.30.20 Transfer to 4-year Institutions

The State Board encourages community and technical colleges to:

  1. Maintain membership in the Intercollege Relations Commission (ICRC) of the Washington Council for High School-College Relations.
  2. Annually inform baccalaureate institutions regarding changes in the curriculum related to generally transferable courses in order to assure accurate course equivalency lists (see Course Equivalency Guides/Course Transfer Information).
  3. Adopt new Major Related Program degree pathway agreements when negotiated as a means of providing students with preparation for selected majors regardless of their choice of future institution and to develop and implement program-to-program articulation agreements with nearby public and private four-year institutions in the state of Washington to smooth pathways most commonly followed by transfer students.
  4. Follow the College in the High School academic/transfer guidelines when offering course for college credit and eventual transfer at high schools to - Approved by the Instruction Commission and public baccalaureate provosts in 2004.

Policy History

ActionDescriptionRevision Date
CTC Inter-College Reciprocity Policy Transfer Distribution Courses and Areas - Approved by Instruction Commission, February 2005. 4.30.10 added to address Inter-College Reciprocity 8/15/2008
College in the High School academic/transfer guidelines - Approved by the Instruction Commission and public baccalaureate provosts in 2004. 4.30.20 updated and number 4 added. 8/15/2008
SBCTC Resolution 02-09-16 Board approved Policy Manual 9/19/2002

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