Undergraduate and Community College Transfer Credits and Restricted Courses

Bastyr University accepts undergraduate transfer credits earned at any regionally accredited college or university, provided the courses are similar in content and taught at the same level as courses within the curricula of Bastyr University. As the University is an upper-division, degree-completion institution, all undergraduates are transfer students. A maximum of 135 quarter credits or 90 semester credits may be transferred toward an undergraduate degree, and students must complete a minimum of 45 quarter credits at Bastyr to earn a University undergraduate degree.

Ninety quarter or 60 semester credits may be transferred from a community college. An additional 10 credits may be accepted from a community college in the following areas if the content of the courses is determined to be equivalent to the required courses at Bastyr University: organic chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, botany, physics, statistics, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, social psychology, and psychology of personality. Once a student has matriculated into Bastyr, additional credits over 90 will not be transferred from a community college. All entering undergraduate students are required to have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average, with a grade of C (2.0) or better in all required courses. Exceptional applicants who do not meet this minimum requirement will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Transfer students who hold an approved direct-transfer associate degree from a Washington state community college are given priority consideration in accordance with the Washington Inter-College Transfer and Articulation agreement. Admission to Bastyr University is competitive. All applicants are evaluated on the basis of academic records, narrative statement and applicable experience.

Undergraduate students may transfer a maximum of 3 quarter credits of 1-credit physical education courses toward the required 180 graduation credits. A maximum of 15 vocational, technical, CLEP or military credits may be applied to the elective credit total. Non-college courses, such as remedial composition, intermediate algebra and English as a second language, are nontransferable.

For further information, refer to the Academic Policies and Procedures section, and the “Transfer of Credit to Bastyr University” policy in the Academic Policy and Procedure Manual (accessible on MyBU).