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Transfer among Washington State Community & Technical Colleges

Washington state community and technical colleges have adopted an Inter-College Reciprocity Policy designed to help students transfer courses that have met distribution requirements at one community or technical college to another. This policy does not address transfer of courses between two-year and four-year colleges.

  • Individual Courses: If a student transfers an individual course that meets a Communication Skills, Quantitative Skills or Distribution Requirement for a specific transfer degree at the sending two-year college, that course is considered to have met the TCC requirement for a similar transfer degree, even if the course does not have an exact equivalent at TCC.
  • Distribution Areas/Specific Requirements: TCC will accept an entire Distribution, Communication Skills, Quantitative Skills or other requirement for a transfer degree as met if that student has met certain requirements. A student can also meet their multicultural requirement through this process. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the reciprocity process.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to notify the college if transfer courses fall into the Inter-College Reciprocity Policy.