University and College Transfer Information
Shoreline Advisors are great resources to support you in transferring to a college or university. It is strongly recommended that you contact the college or university early in your time here at Shoreline to be advised about additional requirements for your intended major, specific admissions procedures, and unique circumstances.
Personal Statements, or college application essays, are important pieces of most college applications. They are particularly important if you are applying to competitive programs or need to communicate something unique about yourself or a part of your academic record like a blemish in your GPA.
If you need help on where to get started with your personal statement, make an appointment with your Advisor.
Also, The Writing Studio offers Personal Statement Workshops
- Many Shoreline students are looking to transfer to schools within Washington. Here is a list of transfer college and universities in Washington State: https://www.sbctc.edu/becoming-a-student/four-year-degree/four-year-schools
- For students looking for online programs, we have compiled a list of common schools
that our students transfer to.
- Washington State University Global Campus: https://online.wsu.edu/
- Western Governors University: https://www.wgu.edu/
- Arizona State University Online: https://asuonline.asu.edu/. While nearly all public schools charge much higher tuition rates for out-of-state students, ASU Online has tuition rates similar to in-state costs.
- BAS degrees. A number of Washington Community and Technical Colleges offer Bachelor’s degrees that compliment Shoreline’s professional/technical Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences degrees (AAAS).
- There are a number of tools that are helpful when looking for schools. These tools can allow you to search by geographical area, major, cost, and other criteria.
Learn about Colleges
- Attending a College Fair is a great way to interact with college admission representatives
and learn more about their colleges. There are a couple college fairs that Shoreline
recommends. Shoreline also hosts individual colleges throughout the year. Those visits
are visible on our Advising calendar.
- The Washington Council for High School-College Relations (WCHSCR) organizes transfer fairs across the state. Shoreline typically hosts a fair each fall: https://www.wa-council.org/2023/10/06/2021-fall-transfer-fairs/
- The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) organizes college fairs across the country. Annually they have an event in Seattle and also have a number of virtual college fair opportunities as well: https://www.nacacnet.org/nacac-college-fairs/
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- When possible, visit colleges in person. Admissions offices frequently have events for prospective student to attend. These events often cover admissions, financial aid, provide a tour, and sometimes have panels where you can interact with students directly. For example, the University of Washington has a weekly event called Transfer Thursday: https://transfer.uw.edu/thursday/
AAAS degree/”Upside Down Degree”
- There are a couple of opportunities for AAAS degree-seeking students to complete a
bachelor’s degree in just two years. They are called Upside Down Degrees because the
order of when courses are taken is reversed. Instead of taking general courses the
first two years and major-related courses the last two years student takes their specific
coursework at Shoreline (AAAS) and their general coursework at the transfer institution.
- Evergreen State College: https://www.evergreen.edu/admissions-and-aid/transfer-students/upside-down-degree
- Fairhaven College at Western Washington University: https://www.wwu.edu/majors/upside-down-program-fairhaven-college
Western Undergraduate Exchange
- Western Undergraduate Exchange is a tuition-savings program that makes attending public out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable. While over 15 states in western U.S. participate in the program, it is generally pretty competitive depending on the location and major: https://www.wiche.edu/tuition-savings/wue/
- The Comm App is an online tool used to apply to multiple transfer schools with one application. More and more schools are heading toward using the Common App as their sole application: https://www.commonapp.org/
- Reverse Articulation Agreementsallow students to earn their associate degrees after they have transferred to baccalaureate institutions in Washington. Courses earned at a baccalaureate institution can be transferred back to the community college to complete the associate degree. Adding an associate degree will help students build their resumes and document applicable job qualifications, and provide the benefits of earning an associate in arts degree as part of the Direct Transfer Agreement.
- Shoreline’s Honors College is geared toward preparing students to enroll in transfer institutions via advanced classes, transfer support, and community connection: https://www.shoreline.edu/honors/default.aspx