Transfer Credit

Section: III.  STSV - 214
Approved By: Dr. Pamela J. Transue, 1/28/04
Last Review: June 2011
Last Revision: 1/28/04
Prior Revisions: none
Initial Adoption: unknown


Tacoma Community College will accept for transfer a maximum of 60 credits that apply to the degree or certificate the student is pursuing, to include no more than 15 credits that do not satisfy skills or distribution requirements, unless additional credits are required to satisfy prerequisites for or requirements of a professional/technical degree.

The College subscribes to the statewide policy on Inter-College Transfer and Articulation among Washington Public Colleges and Universities, endorsed by the public colleges and universities of Washington and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and adopted by the Higher Education Coordinating Board which describes with the rights and responsibilities of students and the review process to transfer credit disputes.


Through the Transfer Credit policy, Tacoma Community College recognizes academic credits that are essentially equivalent in academic level and nature to credit (or courses) offered at TCC and which are earned at other colleges accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges or by another accrediting body duly recognized by Tacoma Community College.  This policy defines allowable transfer credits.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply

All individuals registered for classes at Tacoma Community College.




Applicable credits are defined for this purpose as courses that, at the time of the transfer evaluation, do not duplicate requirements already satisfied by courses previously completed at Tacoma Community College or previously transferred from other institutions.