Start Here, Finish Anywhere.
Starting your college education at Washtenaw Community College then transferring to a four-year institution is a popular path toward finishing your bachelor’s degree. At WCC, you can complete an associate degree while saving thousands of dollars on the cost of your first two years of college. Earning your associate degree will provide you with a credential one step closer to a bachelor’s degree.
Plan Your Transfer
The University Transfer Center is here to help you through the transfer process. There are a few things to consider when deciding where to transfer, such as your overall goals, academic program, transferability of courses, tuition and fees, scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and class sizes. Utilize the Transfer Planning Worksheet to keep track of information on each university and find the institution best fit for you.
The following resources can be very helpful in understanding which classes will and will not transfer.
Did You Know?
WCC students transfer to over thirty different four-year colleges and universities.
Top Transfer Institutions*
- University of Michigan
- Eastern Michigan University
- Michigan State University
- Wayne State University
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Grand Valley State University
- Western Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- University of Michigan - Flint
- Michigan Technological University
- Oakland University
*Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI)
WCC and other Michigan community colleges worked with Michigan universities to create pathways for students transferring credits from a community college to a four-year institution.
- Art MiTransfer Pathway
- Biology MiTransfer Pathway
- Business MiTransfer Pathway
- Communication MiTransfer Pathway
- Criminal Justice MiTransfer Pathway
- Exercise Science MiTransfer Pathway
- Mechanical Engineering MiTransfer Pathway
- Psychology MiTransfer Pathway
- Public Health MiTransfer Pathway
- Social Work MiTransfer Pathway
Visit the Michigan Transfer Network website for more information.
WCC has partnered with several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to provide a seamless transfer pathway upon completion of an associate degree. The HBCU Pathway program creates opportunities for student success and transfer equity by providing a clear, direct, affordable and supportive pathway for WCC students to attend an HBCU.
Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements show the pathways for seamless transfer.
Transfer guides are available to assist you in the transfer process. They provide a list of courses that meet specific course requirements at the transfer college/university. Please check with your academic advisor and the transfer college/university to determine if there is a guide available for your transfer program.
Michigan Transfer Agreement
The Michigan Transfer Agreement makes it easier to transfer your general education courses earned at WCC to participating four-year institutions.
Transfer Your Courses
Visit the Michigan Transfer Network website to see how your credits would transfer to colleges and universities in Michigan.
Many four-year institutions award scholarships to transfer students who have earned at least thirty transferable credits and with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Transfer scholarships vary so be sure to ask your transfer institution what their requirements are.
Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for community college students that will be transferring to a four-year institution. This scholarship provides advising and financial support for two to three years for its recipients. WCC is proud to have three alumni be recipients of this prestigious scholarship within the past six years.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an honor society that provides leadership and service opportunities for students. There are also numerous scholarship opportunities available to PTK members.
Futures for Frontliners
Students participating in WCC's Futures for Frontliners program may be eligible for additional scholarship funding upon completion of an associate degree. The following universities are providing scholarship funding to qualified Futures for Frontliners students transferring to their university: