Transferring Credits to LWTech

Transferring Courses to LWTech from Domestic Institutions

If you have completed classes at other colleges or universities, transferring credit to LWTech may help you complete requirements. The easiest way to transfer credits is to contact the transcript office of your previous college(s), and have your official (sealed) transcripts sent to:

Enrollment Services
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

Transferring Courses to LWTech from International Institutions

Students who wish to transfer courses from institutions outside of the United States will need to have a course-by-course evaluation of their transcripts performed by an international credential evaluation agency. Below is a list of some commonly used agencies.

Once the agency evaluation is complete, submit the officially sealed evaluation along with an English translation of your international transcript to Enrollment Services (see address above).

A copy of your transcript will be made and the original will be returned to you. In order to match courses with specific LWTech courses, students may be required to obtain course descriptions in addition to submitting the agency evaluation.

AACRAO
(202) 293-9161; ext. 4600
oies@aacrao.org

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
(305) 273-1616

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
(414) 289-3400
eval@ece.org

World Education Services
(212) 966-6311

Foundation for International Services
(425) 248-2255
info@fis-web.com

Transfer Credit Process

Enrollment Services staff will evaluate your transcript based on your current program of study, specifically looking for courses that satisfy LWTech Academic Core requirements (see the note below for the types of courses that can transfer to satisfy Academic Core requirements) and/or prerequisite requirements for one of our Selective Admissions programs (BTAD, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Nursing).

Due to high demand for evaluation services, students are encouraged to submit official transcripts at the time they apply to LWTech. Evaluation results will be available 2-4 weeks after the receipt of official transcripts. The total number of credits transferred in and the institution from which the credits were transferred will be posted to your LWTech transcript. The results of the evaluation can be viewed by running a Degree Audit (SID and PIN required) for your current program of study.

If you would like to go over your transcripts with an adviser, bring the sealed transcripts or an unofficial copy to Advising. They will unofficially evaluate your credits and help you with course selection.

Advanced Placement

Students who complete college-level work in high school may receive credit at LWTech based on scores on the Advanced Placement examination administered by the College Board. In all subject areas, credit is awarded for scores of 3 or higher.

LWTech will award transfer credits to students for the following AP exams:

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP provides students the opportunity to earn college credit for knowledge obtained in non-traditional settings (self study, job training, internships, personal interest, etc.) Additional information about CLEP exams can be found at the College Board. Information about taking CLEP exams at LWTech can be found at our Assessment Center. LWTech will award transfer credit to students who pass the following subject exams:

Subject Exam

Minimun
Passing Score

Credit Awarded*

Gen ED

American Government

50

ADHS 091 (5 cr)

None

Calculus

50

MATH& 151 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

College Composition

50

ENGL& 101 (5 cr)

Written Communication

College Algebra

50

MATH& 111 (5 cr)

QuantitativeSkills

College Mathematics

50

MATH& 107 (5 cr)

QuantitativeSkills

Human Growth & Development

50

PSYC& 200 (5 cr)

Social Sciences

Introductory Business Law

50

BUS& 201 (5 cr)

Social Science

Introductory Psychology

50

PSYC& 100 (5 cr)

Social Sciences

Introductory Sociology

50

SOC& 101 (5 cr)

Social Sciences

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50

BAS 101 (2 cr)

None

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

ECON& 202 (5 cr)

Social Sciences

Principles of Microeconomics

50

ECON& 201 (5 cr)

Social Sciences

Pre-Calculus

50

MATH& 141 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Spanish Language Level 1

50

SPAN& 121 (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish Language Level 2

62

SPAN& 122 (5 cr)

Humanities

*Passing the CLEP exams listed above counts as transfer credit and does not count as actual credit earned at LWTech. Transferability of these courses to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Please consult with those institutions regarding their CLEP policy.

International Baccalaureate

Students who complete the International Baccalaureate program may receive credit at LWTech based on the scores of the Higher Level exams. In most subject areas, credit is awarded for scores of 5 or higher. For questions, contact Enrollment Services.

Subject Exam

Minimum Passing
Score

Credit
Awarded*

Gen Ed

Anthropology

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Arabic Language

5

Elective 5 (cr)

Humanitiers

Biology

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Chemistry

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Computer Science & Engineering

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Economics

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Economics

6, 7

ECON& 200 and
ECON& 201 (10 cr)

Social Science

English

5

Elective

Humanities

Environmental Science

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

French

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Geography

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

German

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

History, African

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

History, American

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

History, European

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Italian

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Japanese

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Mathematics

5, 6

MATH& 141 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Mathematics

7

MATH& 151 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Philosophy

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Physics

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Psychology

5

PSYC& 100 (5 cr)

Social Sience

Russian

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish

5

SPAN& 121 (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish

5

SPAN& 122 and
SPAN& 123 (10 cr)

Humanities

Theatre Arts

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

*The International Baccalaureate Higher Level exams listed above count as transfer credit and do not count as actual credit earned at LWTech. Transferability of these courses to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Please consult with those institutions regarding their IB policy.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Prior learning is the knowledge and skills gained through: work and life experience; military training and experience; and formal and informal education and training from in-state and out-of-state institutions, including foreign institutions.

LWTech recognizes that students may come to the college with skills and knowledge acquired through prior learning, some of which could meet regular credit course requirements.  Identifying credit for prior learning can be accomplished by an assessment process conducted by qualified faculty and may result in a course or several courses being posted to your transcript. Current accreditation standards suggest that no more than 25% of the credits earned through the PLA process may be applied toward degrees or certificates.

Instructions and forms for Prior Learning Assessment

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More information coming soon. For questions, contact Enrollment Services.

Note about transferring classes to satisfy Academic Core requirements

The table below provides examples of the types of courses that can transfer to LWTech and satisfy Academic Core requirements. Some programs may require that a specific course be taken to satisfy an Academic Core requirement. Check with your faculty adviser or program for details.

Requirement

Types of Courses

Written Communication

Only courses equivalent to ENGL& 101, 102, or 235

Humanities

  • Art

  • Music

  • Philosophy

  • Foreign Language/American Sign Language

  • Drama/Theater

  • Speech

  • Literature

Quantitative Reasoning

Typically any math course with an intermediate algebra prerequisite

Social Science

  • History

  • Philosophy

  • Anthropology

  • Political Science

  • Economics

  • Psychology

  • Geography

  • Sociology

Academic Credit for Military Training

LWTech welcomes military veterans on campus and encourages students to submit official copies of their Joint Services Transcript (JST) or other official record of military training (such as AARTS, SMART, or CGI) for review to the enrollment services office. If you believe your military training allowed you to gain competency in areas not listed on your JST, consider speaking with your faculty member about the college's Prior Learning Assessment process (include link to PLA website: www.lwtech.edu/pla ).