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Transfer Guide

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CWU Academic Calendar.................................................... 3 Who is a Transfer Student?................................................. 4 When and How to Apply to CWU...................................4-5 Admission Criteria.............................................................. 5


Prior College Credit............................................................ 6 Credit Evaluations............................................................... 6 Technical or Vocational College Credit.............................. 6 Other Forms of Credit......................................................... 6 • Non-U.S. College/University Credit........................... 6 • Military Service Credit............................................... 6 Running Start..................................................................... 6 Frequently Asked Questions.............................................. 7

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Ellensburg Campus - Degree Programs...........................8-9 CWU University Centers - Degree Programs...............10-11 CWU General Education Requirements........................... 12


Financing Your Degree..................................................... 13 • Financial Aid............................................................ 13 • Scholarships.............................................................. 13 • Student Employment............................................... 13 • Veteran Benefits...................................................... 13 Study Abroad - Go to CWU in Another Country..... 14 CWU Sports............................................................. 14 Visit CWU: Daily Campus Tours........................... 14 Campus Map and Driving Directions................. 15

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Central Washington University is a place where students get to do what they’re learning. Biology students and professors tag bull trout on Snoqualmie Pass. Music students perform on Benaroya Hall’s world-class stage. Faculty and students in geology site earthquake detection systems on dams, mountaintops, and coastlines.

The benefit to students is an educational experience made richer, more exciting, and more relevant by applying classroom knowledge to real situations. The benefit to employers is well educated and experienced graduates who are prepared for work on day-one because they’ve already moved beyond books to apply their knowledge in the field. Small classes taught exclusively by professors allow students to work closely with faculty, to ask questions, and to engage in research as undergraduates. Faculty know their students’ names. Learning isn’t confined to the classroom. It’s part of the way we live.

Central Washington University ACADEMIC CALENDAR Classes begin Finals week ends

Fall 2013 Sept. 25 Dec. 12

Winter 2014 Jan. 6 March 20

Spring 2014 April 2 June 12

Summer 2014 June 23 Aug. 22

Classes begin Finals week ends

Fall 2014 Sept. 24 Dec. 11

Winter 2015 Jan. 6 March 19

Spring 2015 March 31 June 11

Summer 2015 June 22 Aug. 21

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Who Is A Transfer Student?

You are a transfer student if you have earned any number of credits from another college or university after graduation from high school. Running Start students please see page 6.

When To Apply

Priority deadlines to submit applications and transcripts: Fall quarter: March 1 Winter quarter: November 1 Spring quarter: February 1 Summer quarter: June 1

How To Apply

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING: • Completed application (online application is preferred) • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended a Washington State community college, please request that your transcript be sent electronically to CWU. • Official high school transcripts (if applicable) • Official test scores (if applicable) • $50 application fee (non-refundable) Applications are available online or you may contact the Admissions Office to request hard copies. Online applications are processed more quickly than those received by mail.


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If you have completed 40 or more collegelevel credits (27 semester credits) at the time of application, you are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges you have attended. If you took two or more years of a foreign language in high school, you should submit official high school transcripts. This fulfills the CWU graduation requirement for foreign language. If you have completed LESS than 40 collegelevel credits (27 semester credits) at the time of application, you must submit official high school transcripts and standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) as well as college transcripts. Transfer students in this category must meet freshman admission requirements in addition to the minimum GPA requirement (2.5) for transfer students. High school GPAs, test scores, and college GPAs are all taken into consideration for admission purposes. High school GPA and test scores are only taken into consideration for transfer students with less than 40 credits.

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Admission Criteria

Send your official documents to: Office of Admissions Central Washington University 400 East University Way Ellensburg WA 98926-7463

Community college transfer students who complete a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree are normally guaranteed admission to CWU.

Final transcripts are required if you are still attending classes. When you apply, please send your most current transcripts. Your application will be processed as long as you do not have more than two academic quarters (or semesters) to complete prior to transferring to CWU. Although you can be admitted to CWU while attending courses at another college, remember to submit a final transcript to CWU after your final grades have been posted. If you are pursuing a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree from a community college, please ensure that your degree is listed on your final transcript before sending it to CWU. For a list of approved DTA degrees, visit

For transfer students who are not pursuing a DTA degree (or have not completed it at the time of application), the cumulative GPA and the types of college courses completed are the most heavily weighed factors in the admission process. Specific factors include: • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above • Recent academic performance and GPA trend • Completion of college-level math and English • High school GPA and SAT or ACT scores (for students with less than 40 college-level credits at the time of application) • Any personal circumstances that may have affected your GPA (use the application essay to explain) Admission to your intended academic major requires applying to that particular academic department after being admitted to the university. You may contact any department by calling 509-963-1211. Students attending University Centers should contact their appropriate center for additional information (see pages 10 and 11).

About 2,500 students graduate each year from CWU. CWU’s accredited education program is the sixth largest in the nation and placed in the top one percent nationally in a recent review.

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Prior College Credit

In general, CWU will accept credits earned at other accredited institutions. Courses equivalent to CWU courses will transfer directly. Other courses that are not exact CWU equivalents may also transfer, but they may only count as general elective credits. However, each academic department at CWU has the authority to approve courses from other schools that are not exact CWU equivalents. In those cases, it is best to communicate directly with your specific academic department to have those types of course substitutions approved. For more information, see the frequently asked questions section (page 7) or visit The following credits will not transfer: • College courses numbered below 100 level • Developmental education or remedial courses • English as a Second Language courses • Courses specific to one religion • Credit for life experience

Credit Evaluations

Transfer Credit and CAPS Reports Within two to four weeks from when we receive your official college transcripts, you will be able to view your Transfer Credit Report online via the CWU Wildcat Connection and SAFARI menu. Your Transfer Credit Report will show how your credits will transfer to CWU. After you have been fully admitted you will have access to a CAPS Report which provides more details about how your transfer credits will satisfy the CWU General Education Requirements. Other online sources of information include the CWU catalogs at and transfer admission information at If you need further assistance, please call the CWU Academic Advising Center at 509-963-3523.

Technical or Vocational College Credit

Generally speaking, most credits from technical or vocational colleges do not transfer to CWU. However, if you have taken any courses from a fully accredited institution that are very similar to the courses listed in the CWU General Education Requirements or courses listed in your intended major, it is possible to receive transfer credit for these courses. The official credit evaluation you receive will automatically award any credit that applies to your General Education Requirements. You will need to check

with your intended academic department to find out if any of your technical/vocational credits will count toward your major.

Other Forms of Credit

CWU recognizes college credit from a number of sources, including Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), correspondence courses, and military service. CWU will accept a maximum total of 45 quarter credits from any combination of these programs, but only 30 of those credits may come from military service. Non-U.S. College/University Credit CWU will accept credits from non-U.S. schools when the following conditions are met: 1. The institution has been certified by CWU as a legitimate, recognized institution of higher education within a particular country. 2. The student has received a passing grade recognized by the institution. 3. CWU has received an official record or transcript. 4. International transcripts must be evaluated by one of the following agencies: Foundation for International Services (FIS) World Education Services (WES) Credit for Military Service Upon submission of official military transcripts, students may receive up to 30 lower-division elective credits for completion of military academic schools as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Credit is not awarded for basic training or specialty schools such as MOS or Tech School.

Running Start

If you enroll at CWU directly after graduating from high school (including summer), you must meet regular freshman admission requirements and submit official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores, and submit Running Start credits for evaluation as transfer credit. If you have completed an approved Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree you will also apply as a freshman. However, you have fulfilled all lower-division general education requirements at CWU. For a list of approved DTA degrees, visit transfer-equivalenciespolicies.

Real-world experiences make learning exciting and relevant, and prepares CWU graduates to put their knowledge to work on day-one in a new career. 6

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my associate degree satisfy the CWU foreign language graduation requirement? If you transfer to CWU with a DTA degree and pursue a bachelor of arts degree, you will have to complete one year of college level foreign language prior to graduation from CWU unless you completed two years of a foreign language in high school. If you pursue a degree other than a BA (such as a BS, BMus, BA-Ed, or BAS) you will be exempt from the CWU foreign language graduation requirement.

If I have my DTA degree, will I be admitted to CWU? Yes. If you have a DTA degree from any of the colleges listed on the Web at, you will be given priority admission to CWU. If you continue to earn credits at a college or university after you earn your DTA degree, you need to maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Does the associate of science transfer degree complete all of the same general education requirements as an AA/DTA degree? No. The Associate of Science degree requires a student to complete three additional courses to satisfy the general education requirements at CWU.

Do I need an associate degree in order to transfer to CWU? No. You can still be admitted to CWU without an associate degree. However, if you have the opportunity to obtain a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree, it will be to your benefit when you transfer to CWU. One of the biggest benefits of having a DTA degree is that it will automatically satisfy the General Education Requirements at CWU.

I am a transfer student, but do not have a Direct Transfer Agreement associate degree. How will I know how my credits will transfer to CWU? You will receive an official credit evaluation after you have been formally admitted to CWU. If you attended a Washington community college or public university, you can unofficially evaluate your credits by reviewing how courses from your college(s) fulfill CWU General Education Requirements (Transfer Policies), or the Equivalency Sheets, which show all of the equivalent courses including those outside of the general education requirements. Both of these resources can be found by clicking on current equivalencies at transfer-equivalencies-policies.

How many total credits will transfer to CWU? CWU will accept a maximum of 105 community college credits. If you attended a four-year college, you may transfer a maximum of 135 credits. CWU requires completion of 45 credits in residence, 60 upper-division credits, and a minimum of 180 total credits for a degree. Do I need to send transcripts from all of the colleges I’ve attended if the courses have already been transferred to another college? Yes. You must send transcripts from all colleges attended, even if the transfer credits from other colleges are listed on another college’s transcript. How and when do I apply to be accepted into my academic major? Each academic department has an application process. You should apply for your major after being admitted to CWU if you will be a sophomore or junior. Since many departments may have application deadlines, pre-admission requirements, GPA requirements, and/ or limited enrollment capacity, you should contact your specific department to determine what is required. This is especially true for students interested in the following programs: accounting, communication, business administration, aviation, music, paramedicine, or education.

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Bachelor’s Degrees Accounting - BS Actuarial Science - BS Anthropology - BA or BS Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising - BS Art - BA or BFA Specializations in: Graphic Design Studio Art with studies in: Ceramics Drawing/Painting Jewelry/Metals Photography Sculpture Wood Design Asia/Pacific Studies - BA Aviation - BS Degrees offered in: Aviation Management Professional Pilot Biology - BA or BS Specializations in: Cell and Molecular Biology Ecology Organism Biology Business Administration - BS Specializations in: Finance General Business Human Resource Management Management and Organization Marketing Management Supply Chain Management Chemistry - BS Biochemistry Specialization Clinical Physiology -BS Communication Studies - BA Computer Science - BS Focus areas in: Artificial Intelligence Computer Systems Information Systems Scientific Computing Software Design and Engineering Web Development Construction Management - BS Economics - BS Specializations in: Economics and Business Forecasting General Economics Managerial Economics Electronics Engineering Technology - BS Specializations in: Computing Engineering Technology Electronic Systems English Language and Literature - BA Writing Specialization Environmental Geological Sciences - BS Environmental Studies - BS Specializations in: Environmental Biology Environmental Chemistry Environmental Geography Environmental Geology Environmental Policy Exercise Science - BS Family and Consumer Sciences - BA


Family Studies - BS Film and Video Studies - BA Specializations in: Critical Studies Production Screenwriting Food Service Management - BAS Food Science and Nutrition - BS Specializations in: Dietetics Food and Nutrition Nutrition Science Foreign Languages - BA Specializations in: French Japanese Russian Spanish Geography - BA Emphasis areas in: Environmental/Resource Geography Geotechniques Global and Area Studies Physical Geography Urban and Regional Planning Geology - BA or BS Global Wine Studies - BS History - BA Individual Studies - BA, BS, or BM Industrial Technology - BS or BAS Information Technology and Administrative Management - BS or BAS Specializations in: Administrative Management Cybersecurity Network Administration and Management Retail Management and Technology Web and Database Administration and Management Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Sciences - BS Journalism - BA Specializations in: Broadcast Convergent Media Print Law and Justice - BA Mathematics - BS Mechanical Engineering Technology - BS Specializations in: Manufacturing Technology Mechanical Technology Music - BA Jazz Specialization Music: Composition - BM Music: Keyboard Performance - BM Music: Percussion Performance - BM Music: String Performance - BM Music: Wind Performance - BM Music: Vocal Performance - BM Occupational Safety and Health - BAS Paramedicine - BS Philosophy - BA Religious Studies Specialization Physics - BA or BS Physics/Engineering Dual Degree - BS Political Science - BA Primate Behavior and Ecology - BS

The largest CWU classroom holds 80 students, but the average class size is just 25.

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Psychology - BA Public Health - BS Specializations in: Community Health Education Pre-Nursing in Public Health Public Relations - BA Recreation and Tourism - BA Specializations in: Event Planning Recreation Management Tourism Management Safety and Health Management - BS Social Services - BS Sociology - BA Theatre Arts - BA or BFA Specializations in: Design and Production Musical Theatre Performance

Additional Areas of Study Advertising Africana and Black Studies Air Force ROTC American Indian Studies American Sign Language Apparel Design Army ROTC Art History Asian Business Astronomy Athletic Training Chinese Coaching Construction Safety Craft Beer Trade Creative Writing Cybersecurity Dance Performance Electronics - Computer Hardware Energy Studies Ethics Ethnic Studies Geographic Information Systems German International Studies Latino and Latin American Studies Library Media Linguistics Museum Studies Non-profit Organization Administration Occupational Safety Technology Physical Activity and Recreation Programming Professional Sommelier Professional Writing Program Development Sports Business Sustainable Tourism Wine Trade and Tourism Web Design and Management Women’s and Gender Studies

Endorsable Teaching Majors Biology Teaching Business and Marketing Education Chemistry Teaching Early Childhood Education Earth Science Teaching Elementary Education English/Language Arts Family and Consumer Sciences Foreign Language Teaching French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish History/Social Studies Teaching Mathematics: Teaching Secondary Middle Level Humanities Middle Level Math/Science Music: Broad Area Specialization Music: Choral Music Specialization Music: Instrumental Music Specialization PE and School Health Physics Science Teaching - General Special Education Technology Education Visual Arts: Teaching

Endorsable Teaching Minors Bilingual Education and TESL Biology: Teaching Secondary Chemistry Teaching Dance Teaching Early Childhood Education Literacy Middle Level Mathematics Middle Level Science Science Education - Broad Area Traffic Safety Education

Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Dentistry Pre-Dietetics Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Nursing in Public Health Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Master’s Degrees Accounting - MPA Art - MA and MFA Biology - MS Biomedical Sciences Specialization Chemistry - MS Computational Science - MS Education degrees offered in: Higher Education - MEd Instructional Leadership - MEd Literacy - MEd Master Teacher - MEd Mathematics - MAT Music - MEd School Administration - MEd School Psychology - MEd Special Education - MEd Engineering Technology - MS English (Literature) - MA English (TESOL) - MA Exercise Science - MS Family and Consumer Sciences - MS Specializations in: Family Studies Career and Technical Education Geological Sciences - MS Health and Physical Education - MS Athletic Administration Specialization History - MA Individual Studies - MA/MEd/MS Law and Justice - MLJ Specializations in: Advanced Professional Basic Career Music - MM Nutrition - MS Primate Behavior - MS Psychology degrees offered in: Experimental Psychology - MS Specializations in: General Experimental Psychology Mental Health Counseling - MS Resource Management - MS Theatre - MA Subject to change. Visit CWU’s online catalog at for current list.

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Undergraduate Majors English: Writing Specialization - BA Information Technology and Administrative Management - BAS Specializations in: Administrative Management Cybersecurity Information Technology Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences - BS Law and Justice - BA Paramedicine - BS Psychology - BA Sociology - BA

Undergraduate Minors Administrative Management Family Studies Latino and Latin American Studies Law and Justice Psychology Retail Management and Technology Sociology

Graduate Programs Athletic Administration - MS Health and Physical Education - MS Higher Education - MEd Instructional Leadership - MEd Literacy - MEd School Administration - MEd Special Education - MEd Teaching Physical Education and Health - MS

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Majors and minors - Ellensburg


Central Washington University has seven campus locations in addition to the residential campus in Ellensburg. They offer upper-division (300-400 level) courses in selected degree areas and are designed for students who have completed their Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degrees or the CWU General Education Requirements. Prior to applying, contact the CWU campus that you wish to attend and review the pre-admission requirements. Programs are subject to change.

Online Programs Undergraduate Majors English: Writing Specialization - BA Information Technology and Administrative Management - BAS Specializations in: Administrative Management Cybersecurity Information Technology Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences - BS Law and Justice - BA Paramedicine - BS Psychology - BA Sociology - BA

Undergraduate Minors Administrative Management Family Studies Latino and Latin American Studies Law and Justice Psychology Retail Management and Technology Sociology

Graduate Programs Athletic Administration - MS Health and Physical Education - MS Higher Education - MEd Instructional Leadership - MEd Literacy - MEd School Administration - MEd Special Education - MEd Teaching Physical Education and Health - MS



CWU-Des Moines


2400 South 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198-1007 Co-located at: Highline Community College, Higher Education Center E-mail:

3201 Smith Ave, Suite 200 Everett, WA 98201 Co-located at: Everett Community College, Everett Station

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences - BS


Accounting - BS Business Administration - BS Specializations in: General Business Human Resource Management Marketing Management Supply Chain Management Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education (double major) - BAEd Information Technology and Administrative Management - BAS Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences - BS Law and Justice - BA Psychology - BA

Master’s Degree Programs Professional Accountancy - MPA

Minors Accounting Business Administration Economics Industrial Technology Law and Justice Psychology Sociology

Certifications Principal Certification Professional Certificate in Teaching Sport Business Supply Chain Management Certificate


Bachelor’s Degree Programs

CWU-Lynnwood 425-640-1574

20000 68th Avenue West Lynnwood, WA 98036-5999 Co-located at: Edmonds Community College, Snoqualmie Hall E-mail:

Bachelor’s Degree Programs Accounting - BS Business Administration - BS Specializations in: General Business Human Resource Management Marketing Management Supply Chain Management English - BA Writing Specialization Information Technology and Administrative Management - BAS Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences - BS Law and Justice - BA

Master’s Degree Programs Professional Accountancy - MPA

Minors Accounting Business Administration Economics Law and Justice Psychology Sociology

Certifications Teaching Secondary Math Sport Business Supply Chain Management

CWU-Moses Lake



7662 Chanute Street NE, Room 1846C Moses Lake, WA 98837 Co-located at: Big Bend Community College, Grant County Advanced Technologies Education Center E-mail:

1300 Fifth Street Wenatchee, WA 98801 Co-located at: Wenatchee Valley College, CWU-Wenatchee Higher Education Center E-mail:

1000 South 12th Avenue, Room 107 Yakima, WA 98907-2520 Co-located at: Yakima Valley Community College, Deccio Higher Education Center E-mail:

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Aviation Management - BS Professional Pilot - BS Information Technology and Administrative Management - BAS Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences - BS

Elementary Education - BAEd Information Technology and Administrative Management - BAS Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences - BS

Elementary Education and Special Education, double major - BAEd Information Technology and Administrative Management - BAS Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences - BS

Master’s Degree Program

Master Teacher - MEd


Master Teacher - MEd

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Master’s Degree Programs

Courses in: Accounting Business Administration

253-964-6636 9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, WA 98498-1999 Co-located at: Pierce College E-mail:

Bachelor’s Degree Programs Elementary Education (with Literacy minor) - BAEd Information Technology and Administrative Management - BAS Interdisciplinary Studies Social Sciences - BS Law and Justice - BA Social Services - BS

Minors Law and Justice Psychology Sociology Social Services

With seven campuses located across the state, Central enables students to earn their bachelor’s degree in their own community. Other CWU Campus locations



Students transferring with approved associate degrees will automatically satisfy the CWU General Education Requirements. Visit to learn more.


Choose one course from each area (A–F). A. U  niversity 101 (Advising course required for freshmen only) - 1 credit B. English 101 and 102 (both required) - Composition C. Math 101 - Math in the Modern World Math 153 - Pre-Calculus I Math 154 - Pre-Calculus II Math 164 - Foundations of Arithmetic Math 170 - Intuitive Calculus Math 172 - Calculus D. Computer Science 105 - Logical Basis of Computing Math 102 - Mathematical Decision Making Math 130 - Finite Math Philosophy 201 - Introduction to Logic E. Foreign Language - Two years in high school or one year in college F. Computer Science 101 - Computer Basics Information Technology 101 - Computer Applications


Choose one course from all nine areas. Include four writing (W) courses. ARTS AND HUMANITIES AREA A. L  iterature and the Humanities (C- or above in English 101 required) Africana and Black Studies 110 - Expressive African American Culture English 105 - Introduction to Literature (W) English 247 - Multicultural Literature (W) English 347 - Global Perspectives in Literature (W) Humanities 101 - Exploring Cultures-Ancient World (W) Humanities 102 - Exploring Cultures-16th–19th Centuries (W) Humanities 103 - Exploring Cultures-Modern Societies (W) B. The Aesthetic Experience Art 101 - Introduction to Western Art Art 102 - Introduction to Non-Western Art Film/Video Studies 250 - Intro to Film and Video Studies (W) Music 101 - History of Jazz Music 102 - Introduction to Music Physical Education 161 - Cultural History of Dance Theatre 101 - Appreciation of Theatre and Film Theatre 107 - Introduction to Theatre (W) Theatre 375 - Asian Theatre Theatre 382 - Ethnic Drama (W)

*** Any first year college foreign language must be a different language than the foreign language taken in high school to count in this area. * Subject to change.


B. Perspectives on World Cultures Anthropology 130 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Asian Studies 102 - Introduction to Asian Studies (W) Communications 302 - Intercultural Communication (W) Economics 102 - World Economic Issues (W) Geography 101 - World Regional Geography History 101, 102, or 103 - World Civilization (W) Latin American Studies 102 - Intro to Latin American Studies (W) Political Science 270 - International Politics (W) C. Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior Anthropology 107 - General Anthropology Anthropology 120 - Introduction to Archeology (W) Family and Consumer Science 337 - Human Sexuality Family Sciences 310 - Contemporary Family Issues - 4 credits (W) Geography 108 - Introduction to Human Geography Health Education 101 - Health Essentials - 4 credits Political Science 101 - Introduction to Politics (W) Psychology 101 - General Psychology Psychology 205 - Psychology of Adjustment (W) Sociology 107 - Principles of Sociology (W) THE NATURAL SCIENCES A. Fundamental Disciplines-Physical/Biological Sciences Biology 101 with lab - Fundamentals of Biology Chemistry 111 with lab - Intro to Chemistry Chemistry 181 with lab - General Chemistry Geology 101 with lab - Physical Geology Physics 106 with lab - Physics Inquiry Physics 111 with lab - Introductory Physics Physics 181 with lab - General Physics B. Patterns and Connections in the Natural World Anthropology 110 (optional lab) - Introduction to Biological Anthropology Biology 200 with lab - Plants in the Modern World (W) Biology 201 - Human Physiology Biology 300 - Introduction to Evolution Environmental Studies 201 - Earth as an Ecosystem Geography 107 - Introduction to Physical Geography Geology 103 with lab - Geology of Washington - 4 credits Geology 107 - Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Civilization Geology 302 - Oceans and Atmosphere - 4 credits Physics 101 with lab - Intro to Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies Physics 102 with lab - Intro to Astronomy: The Solar System

C. Philosophies and Cultures of the World Chinese 141, 142, or 143 - Chinese for Western Language Speakers Foreign Language 151, 152, or 153 (first-year foreign language)*** Foreign Language 251, 252, or 253 (second-year foreign language) Philosophy 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (W) Philosophy 115 - The Meaning of Life (W) Philosophy 202 - Introduction to Ethics (W) Philosophy 209 - Introduction to Asian Philosophy (W) Philosophy 210 - Current Ethical Issues (W) Philosophy 306 - Environmental Ethics (W) Philosophy 378 - The Philosophy of Love (W) Religious Studies 101 - Introduction to Religion (W) Religious Studies 201 - Sacred Books of the World (W)

Around 10,100 students are enrolled at CWU.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES A. Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of the U.S. American Indian Studies 101, 102, 103 - American Indian History (W) Economics 101 - Economic Issues Economics 201 - Principles of Economics - Micro Ethnic Studies 101 - Ethnic Awareness (W) History 143 or 144 - History of the United States (W) Law and Justice 102 - Introduction to Law and Justice Political Science 210 - American Politics Sociology 101 - Social Problems (W) Sociology 305 - American Society (W) Women Studies 201 - Introduction to Women Studies (W)

C. Applications of Natural Science Anthropology 314 - Human Variation and Adaptation in Living Populations Biology 302 - Human Ecology Chemistry 101 with lab - Contemporary Chemistry Environmental Studies 202 - Ecosystems-Populations-Resources-Culture Environmental Studies 310 - Energy and Society (W) Geography 273 - Geography of Rivers Geology 108 - Introduction to Environmental Geology Industrial Engineering Technology 101 - Modern Technology Nutrition 101 - Introduction to Human Nutrition Physics 103 with lab - Physics of Musical Sound (W) Physics 108 with lab - Light and Color Science, Tech., and Math Enhancement Program 101 + 102 + 103 (W)

Graduates of Central’s highly regarded Construction Management program enjoy a 100% job placement rate.

The following is a list of estimated costs that a full-time student can expect to incur at CWU. 2013–2014 Full-time undergraduate and graduate Student Rates (10-18 Credits) Yearly average estimated academic cost of attendance (subject to change). Academic calendar is fall, winter, and spring quarters. Figures are based on typical cost of attendance. Divide by three for quarterly costs. Tuition (Bachelor’s) Fees Room/Board** Books and Supplies Grand Total

WA Residents WUE Nonresidents $ 7,941 $ 11,912 $ 19,467 $ 1,035 $ 1.035 $ 1,035 $ 9,795 $ 9,795 $ 9,795 $ 1,002 $ 1,002 $ 1,002 $19,773 $23,744 $31,299

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) approximate savings = $6,662 Visit FAHandbook12_13.pdf for more information. Tuition (Master’s) $ 8,874 Total Yearly Estimate $20,706

$ 19,851 $31,683

**Average: Room and board figures vary. This figure is based on a double room with a full meal plan. Personal expenses, which include transportation, should also be considered when planning for collage.

Financial Aid


During the fall of every academic year, the CWU General Scholarship Application is available online at scholarships. This application allows all interested students, entering freshmen and transfers, as well as continuing students, to be considered for academic and/or need-based CWU Foundation scholarships. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is February 1 of each year.

Student Employment

Each year CWU hires approximately 2,500 students to work on campus. You do not need to apply for financial aid to qualify for most jobs. If you are receiving financial aid, your employment will normally not affect your aid. To learn more about the student employment opportunities at CWU, call 509-963-3008, or visit

Veteran Benefits

Students wanting to use veteran benefits at CWU need to contact CWU Veterans Affairs (CWU VA) prior to starting classes. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is not automatically notified when an eligible student enrolls for classes at CWU unless the student informs the CWU VA Office. This applies to first-time benefit users as well as transfer students. You may contact the CWU VA Office via e-mail at or call 509-963-3028.

If you have not already done so, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and mail it as soon as possible after January 1. The earlier you submit your FAFSA, the more aid you may be eligible to receive. The CWU Title IV code is 003771. The FAFSA is available at high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the U.S., or you may file online at (The online application is preferred.)

CWU is designated a Military Friendly School by the magazine G.I. Jobs. CWU General education Requirements and Financing Your Degree


Study Abroad

Central Washington University offers almost 200 international programs in 50 countries and over 170 exchange locations within the United States. • Programs range in length from 10 days to one academic year. • All programs grant academic credit that can be applied to major, minor, or breadth requirements. • Foreign language proficiency is not required for study abroad. • Classes taught in English are available in many non-English speaking countries. • Some programs cost roughly the same as attendance at CWU. • Financial aid (loans, grants, and scholarships) can be applied to study abroad costs and can usually be increased to match the cost of the program. • With proper planning, studying abroad does not delay time to graduation. For more information, contact the Study Abroad and Exchange Programs International Center at 509-963-3612,, or visit

Sports MEN’S VARSITY ATHLETICS Basketball Baseball Cross Country Football Track and Field WOMEN’S VARSITY ATHLETICS Basketball Cross Country Soccer Softball Track and Field Volleyball CLUB SPORTS Archery Badminton Bowling Climbing Cycling Dance Equestrian Fencing Golf Hockey (ice) Karate Lacrosse (men’s and women’s) Rodeo Rugby (men’s and women’s) Soccer (men’s and women’s) Swimming (men’s and women’s) Tennis Ultimate Frisbee Wakeboarding Water Polo (men’s and women’s) Wrestling

INTRAMURAL SPORTS Badminton Basketball Dodgeball Flag Football Golf Inner Tube Water Polo Kickball Pickleball Racquetball Soccer Softball Strongman Tennis Ultimate Frisbee Video Games Volleyball

Daily Campus Tours

Tours are offered Monday through Friday (except holidays) at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., and Saturday at 11 a.m. by appointment only. The tour includes: • Full campus guided walking tour • Opportunities for informational appointments with faculty or staff (except Saturdays) If you have questions or would like to arrange a daily campus tour, please contact the Central Visitation Program at 509-963-1262 or visit

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Once you visit Central and experience our campus, you’ll know you’ve found the right college for you.


Directions to CWU FROM SEATTLE: Take I-90 east to Ellensburg exit #106. Follow the main road to CWU. Stop at the CWU Welcome Center for parking instructions.

FROM SPOKANE: Take I-90 west to Ellensburg exit #109. Make a right off the exit ramp and follow Canyon Road/Main Street to University Way. Turn right onto University Way and drive four blocks to CWU. Stop at the CWU Welcome Center for parking instructions.

Travel Times Seattle: 2 hours Spokane: 3 hours Portland: 4 hours

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Cwu transfer guide 2014  
Cwu transfer guide 2014