Guaranteed Program for Admission: Washington Community College Students

Transfer simplified 

ASU, ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation and the world, is also a top choice for Washington college students who transfer out of state to complete their undergraduate degrees.

Designed for Washington community college students, the Guaranteed Program for Admission helps you stay focused on earning your undergraduate degree and plan for a smooth transfer to ASU. To take part in the Guaranteed Program for Admission, you must attend a community college that participates in the program.

Guaranteed admission to ASU in three easy steps:

  1. Complete the sign-up form for the Guaranteed Program for Admission.
  2. Apply for admission to ASU when you’re ready to transfer.
  3. Enroll in classes at ASU to achieve your bachelor’s degree.

View a timeline for the Guaranteed Program for Admission.

Have questions? Talk to your ASU transfer specialist.

Why Transfer to ASU?

Earn a degree from a Pac-12 university that allows you to create an academic experience that is uniquely yours. Choose from more than 300 undergraduate degrees, 250+ study abroad programs and 1,000 student clubs. At ASU, you can conduct undergraduate research, develop your entrepreneurial ideas, learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, and receive career guidance and support as you seek internships and career opportunities upon graduation.

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Benefits of the Guaranteed Program for Admission

The Guaranteed Program for Admission offers students at participating Washington community colleges the following benefits:

  • ASU tools and guidance on which courses to take while attending your community college
  • ability to transfer to ASU in the fall or spring semester
  • classes at ASU available during the semester you need them. 
  • your catalog year will remain the year you sign the agreement rather than the year you are admitted to ASU

Sign up for the Guaranteed Program for Admission.

Guaranteed Admission Requirements

General university admission is guaranteed upon successfully meeting the following conditions:*

  • completion of at least 36 transferable quarter credits (24 semester credits) with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.00 (4.00=“A”), plus a final high school transcript or GED


  • an transfer associate degree, which equals at least 90 transferable quarter credits (60 semester credits) with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.50

You will also need to submit an Arizona State University admission application, including any additional documents required, such as official college transcripts. (International students must also provide a financial guarantee and evidence of English language proficiency.) To find out how a course will transfer to ASU, check our Transfer Credit Guide.

*Some ASU colleges and schools have additional or higher requirements for admission into their programs. To search for degree programs and find more detailed information about admission requirements, use the ASU degree search tool. ASU’s nursing programs are not eligible for the Guaranteed Program for Admission in Washington.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

ASU is part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). The program offers students from 14 Western states (not including Arizona) the opportunity to choose from select ASU degree programs at a discounted nonresident tuition rate. Learn more about the Western Undergraduate Exchange.

Contact Us

College Students: If you have questions about transferring to ASU or if you don’t see your community college on the list of participating institutions, please contact your transfer specialist in Transfer Admissions.

College Administrators: If you would like to have your institution participate in this program, or if you have questions about the program, please contact Melanie Pshaenich in the Office of Academic Partnerships.

Participating Colleges

Bellevue College
Cascadia College
Centralia College
Edmonds Community College
Green River College

Highline College
Lower Columbia College 

Olympic College
Peninsula College
Pierce College


Seattle Central College
Shoreline Community College
South Seattle College
Tacoma Community College