Transferring from LWTech

Start at LWTech

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is proud of the many pathway options our students have to complete a Bachelor’s degree, both at LWTech, and at in-state universities and colleges. All degrees, whether DTA/MRP, AAS-T or AAS, can fulfill transfer requirements at multiple institutions.

A bachelor's degree can improve your chances in the job market and help you make more money. Employers want graduates with:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • A broad (rather than narrow) education

American Association of Colleges & Universities (2013) "Report of Findings."

How to Transfer

1. Research and Explore

Start thinking about where you will transfer and what major you will pursue.

Resources
2. Get More Details
  • Contact colleges and universities. Visit their campuses, meet with advisors and ask to sit in on classes.
  • Find out application requirements and deadlines, including:
    • Required GPA
    • Foreign language courses
    • When the college accepts students into your chosen major
    • Will you be able to apply as a transfer student? If you must meet freshman admission requirements, you may need to submit your high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores.
  • Learn about prerequisites for your major and ask if there are equivalent courses you can take at LWTech.
3. Plan Your Approach
  • Make a plan to complete your courses at LWTech. Meet with your faculty advisor and an advisor in the West Building, W207 to determine classes that will assist you in transferring.
  • Prepare yourself academically. Take challenging classes that include significant amounts of reading and writing.
  • Start collecting materials you may need for your application(s). These may include:
    • Transcripts from previous colleges
    • High school transcript
    • Letters of recommendation (give authors at least 3 weeks notice)
4. Don't Forget Finances
  • Turn in the Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible before you plan to transfer. Complete any other application materials for financial aid at your chosen college, making sure you meet any deadlines.
  • Look for scholarships a year to six months before you plan to transfer.
Resources
    • LWTech’s Scholarship Directory
    • Find out about scholarships offered by the college you plan to attend, including application processes and deadlines.
5. Apply!
Application

Review your college's application steps. Read all directions and make sure you have all required materials to apply. Get separate application materials for your major if needed.

Application Essay/Personal Statement

Start working on your essay at least three (3) weeks ahead of the application deadline so you will have plenty of time to revise it.

Resources
Transcripts

Request official transcripts from Enrollment Services, West Building, W201 at least two weeks before the application deadline. Provide the address of the college(s) where your transcript should be sent.

Complete the Application

Complete the application on paper or online and submit it with all required documents before the deadline.

Pay the Application Fee

Most four-year colleges charge around $50 – 100 to apply. Ask the admissions office if you have questions about paying this fee.

For more details or any questions along the way, see an Advisor.

Transfer Institutions

Institutions that accept transfer students from LWTech are listed below by LWTech school and program.

Please note that transferability of credits is always determined by the receiving institution, and that LWTech degrees may not always fulfill all needed prerequisites. For questions about transferring to a specific four-year program, start by seeing an Advisor.

All LWTech AAS and AAS-T programs

These Bachelor’s programs accept all LWTech AAS and AAS-T graduates. 

School of Business and Entrepreneurship School of Business and Entrepreneurship

Accounting AAS

Accounting AAS

Argosy University (online only)
Accounting AAS transfers to BS in Business Administration

Bellevue College
BAS in Applied Accounting

DeVry University (online only)
Up to 120 credits transfer to the BS in Technical Management 
Accounting specialization available.

North Seattle College
BAS in International Business

South Seattle College
BAS in Hospitality Management

Strayer University (online only)
BS in Accounting

University of Phoenix
BS in Business offered on campus in Tukwila
BS in Accounting offered online

Western Governors University
BS in Accounting (Online only)

Business DTA/MRP
Business Technology AAS

Business Technology AAS

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
BAS in Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

South Seattle College
BAS in Hospitality Management

Construction Management DTA/MRP
 

School of Health Sciences School of Health Sciences 

Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer, AAS-T

Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer, AAS-T

Bastyr University
BS in Exercise Science

Bellevue College
BAS in Health Promotion and Management

Health Sciences, AAS-T

Health Sciences, AAS-T

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
BAS in Public Health

Bellevue College
BAS in Healthcare Informatics
BAS in Health Promotion and Management
BAS in Health Management and Leadership

Central Washington University
BS in Public Health

City University of Seattle
BS in Healthcare Administration

DeVry University
BS in Healthcare Administration

Eastern Washington University
BA in Health Services Administration

Seattle Central College
BAS in Allied Health

Tacoma Community College
BAS in Health Information Management

Medical Assisting, AAS
Nursing, AAS-T

Nursing, AAS-T

The following colleges and universities offer RN to BSN degrees.

Bellevue College

Olympic College

Saint Martin’s University

University of Washington Bothell

Washington State University (online available)

Western Governors University (online only)

Western Washington University

Occupational Therapy Assistant, AAS-T
Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP

Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP

The following colleges offer BS degrees in Nursing. For Public Health degree options see Health Sciences AAS-T.

Heritage University

Northwest University

Pacific Lutheran University

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Walla Walla University (Nursing program in Portland, OR)

Washington State University (multiple locations)

Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS
Social and Human Services 

Social and Human Services                     

Bellevue College
BAS in Health Promotion and Management
BAS in Health Management and Leadership

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
BAS in Public Health

Antioch University Seattle
BA in Health Counseling & Psychology

Argosy University
BA in Psychology (online only)

Central Washington University
BAS in Information Technology and Applied Management (offered online, on campus at LWTech, in Lynnwood, and Des Moines)

City University

BA in Human Services (online only)
BA in Applied Psychology (online only)

Edmonds Community College 
BAS in Child, Youth and Family Studies

Highline College
BABS in Youth Development

Seattle Central College
BAS in Allied Health
BAS in Applied Behavioral Health

The Evergreen State College
Upside Down degree, Olympia and Tacoma, WA


School of Information Technology School of Information Technology

Computer Science DTA/MRP
Computer Security and Network Technology, AAS-T

Computer Security and Network Technology, AAS-T

Some degrees below require more than 20 credits of academic coursework for admission, making the AAS-T degree a better choice for transfer.

Central Washington University
BAS in Information Technology and Applied Management (offered online, on campus at LWTech, in Lynnwood, and Des Moines)

City University
BS in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Columbia Basin College
BAS in Cyber Security

Eastern Washington University
BS in Applied Technology (Online option)

Green River College
BAS in Information Technology: Network Administration and Security

Highline College
BAS in Cyber Security and Forensics

Olympic College
BAS in Information Systems

Seattle Central College 
BAS in Information Technology: Networking

Spokane Falls Community College
BAS in Information Systems and Technology
BAS in Cyber Security

University of Phoenix
BS in Information Technology (online only)

Western Governors University
Several degree options (Online only)

Whatcom Community College
BAS in Information Technology: Networking

Yakima Valley Community College
BAS in Information Technology: Networking

Computing and Software Development, AAS

Computing and Software Development, AAS

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
BAS in IT Application Development

Argosy University
BS in Information Technology (online only)

Bellevue College
BAS in Information Systems and Technology

Centralia College
BAS in Information Technology in Application Development

Central Washington University
BAS in Information Technology and Applied Management (offered online, on campus at LWTech, in Lynnwood, and Des Moines)

City University of Seattle
BS in Information Technology (online only)

Green River College
BAS in Information Technology: Software Development

North Seattle College
BAS in Application Development

Spokane Falls Community College
BAS in Information Systems and Technology

Strayer University
BS in Information Systems or Information Technology (online only)

University of Phoenix
BS in Information Technology (online only)

Western Governors University 
Several degree options

Computing and Software Development, AAS-T

Computing and Software Development, AAS-T

The AAS-T degree transfers to all degrees listed above as well as:

University of Washington, Bothell, WA
BA in Applied Computing
BS in Computer Science and Software Engineering

University of Washington
Tacoma BA or BS in Computer Science and Systems


School of Engineering, Science, and Math School of Engineering, Science, and Math

Biology DTA/MRP
Center for Architecture, Design & Engineering (CADE)

Architectural Technology, AAS-T

Lake Washington Institute of Technology 
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design

Bellevue College 
BAS in Interior Design

South Seattle College 
BAS in Sustainable Building Science Technology

Washington State University 
BS in Architectural Studies

Civil Design Technology, AAS- T

Lake Washington Institute of Technology 
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Desig

Mechanical Design Technology,  AAS-T

Lake Washington Institute of Technology 
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design

Bellingham Technical College 
BAS in Operations Management

Computer and Electrical Pre-Engineering AS-T/MRP

Computer and Electrical Pre-Engineering AS-T/MRP

Eastern Washington University   
BS in Electrical Engineering

Gonzaga University
BS in Computer Engineering
BS in Electrical Engineering

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

University of Washington Bothell
BS in Computer Engineering
BS in Electrical Engineering

University of Washington Seattle
BS in Computer Engineering
BS in Electrical Engineering

Walla Walla University
BS in Computer Engineering

Washington State University
BS in Computer Engineering
BS in Electrical Engineering (Pullman and Everett locations)

 

Math Education DTA/MRP
Mechanical/Civil/Aeronautical/Industrial/ Materials Science Pre-Engineering AS-T/MRP

Mechanical/Civil/Aeronautical/Industrial/ Materials Science Pre-Engineering AS-T/MRP

Eastern Washington University
BS in Mechanical Engineering 

Gonzaga University
BS in Civil Engineering
BS in Mechanical Engineering

Saint Martin’s University
BS in Civil Engineering
BS in Mechanical Engineering

Seattle Pacific University
BS in General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Seattle University
BS in Civil Engineering
BS in Mechanical Engineering

University of Washington Bothell
BS in Mechanical Engineering

University of Washington Seattle
BS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
BS in Civil Engineering
BS in Industrial Engineering
BS in Materials Science and Engineering
BS in Mechanical Engineering

Walla Walla University 
BS degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Washington State University
BS in Civil Engineering (Pullman WA)
BS in Civil Engineering (Tri-Cities, WA)
BS in Materials Science and Engineering, (Pullman, WA)
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Pullman, Everett, Bremerton and Tri-Cities


School of Manufacturing School of Manufacturing

Electronics Technology

Electronics Technology

Bellingham Technical College
BAS in Operations Management

Clover Park Technical College
BAS in Operations Management

Machining Technology

Machining Technology

Bellingham Technical College
BAS in Operations Management

Clover Park Technical College
BAS in Operations Management

Welding Technology

Welding Technology

Bellingham Technical College
BAS in Operations Management

Clover Park Technical College
BAS in Operations Management


School of Business and Entrepreneurship School of Transportation Technology

Auto Body Technician

Auto Body Technician

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
BAS in Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Auto Repair Technician

Auto Repair Technician

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
BAS in Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician

Centralia College
BAS Diesel Technology


School of Design and Applied Arts School of Design & Applied Arts

Digital Gaming and Interactive Media AAS-T

Digital Gaming and Interactive Media

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design
BAS in Digital Gaming & Interactive Media

Design, AAS-T

Design, AAS-T

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design


School of Design and Applied Arts Culinary Arts

Baking Arts, AAS

Baking Arts AAS

South Seattle College
BAS in Hospitality Management

Culinary Arts, AAS

Culinary Arts AAS

South Seattle College 
BAS in Hospitality Management


School of Design and Applied Arts Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture, AAS

Environmental Horticulture

Cascadia College
BAS in Sustainable Practices

The Evergreen State College
Upside Down degree, Olympia and Tacoma, WA

Skagit Valley College
BAS in Environmental Conservation


School of Design and Applied Arts Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Antioch University Seattle
BA in Liberal Studies and Endorsements in Education

Eastern Washington University at Bellevue
BA in Children’s Studies

Edmonds Community College
BAS in Child, Youth and Family Studies

North Seattle College
BAS Early Childhood Education

Seattle Central College
BAS in Allied Health


Other Transfer Options

Transfer to a college or university program not listed above IS possible, but needs careful planning and may require taking additional courses. Meeting with an adviser early on in your program will help you select courses suited for your transfer.

Course Equivalency Information

Without a clear transfer pathway, colleges and universities will evaluate your LWTech transcript course by course. Many institutions have course equivalency charts on their websites to help students see how courses transfer. Local colleges and universities with charts online include: Bastyr University, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, University of Washington, Washington State University and Western Washington University.

If you are thinking of applying to transfer to the University of Washington, you may also find the My Plan transfer planner helpful.

Transferring out of state? Transferology.com keeps course equivalencies for many colleges across the country.

Washington 45

Washington 45 is a list of general education courses offered at both community and technical colleges as well as public four-year schools. LWTech offers many of these courses. Most four-year schools accept that these courses meet a year's worth of general education requirements toward a Bachelor’s degree. The largest number of credits that can transfer is 45.