Transfer Students

CityU Loves Transfer Students. And Transfer Students Love CityU.

Our student body is comprised of students who had previously attended some of the most prestigious and innovative universities in the country.

In fact, The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized CityU as having one of the largest percentage population of graduate transfer students in the entire country.*

But it isn’t just graduate students. CityU students at all levels have chosen us after starting their education at diverse schools across the world. Some of the schools students have left in order to enroll at CityU include:

Antioch University
Arizona State University
Bellevue College
Benedict College
Brigham Young University
Brown University
Central Seattle Community College
Central Washington University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Eastern Washington University
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Grambling State University
Grand Canyon University
North Seattle Community College
Ohio State University

Penn State
Pepperdine University
Renton Technical College
Seattle Pacific University
Southern New Hampshire University
University of California Berkeley
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of Portland
University of Seattle
University of Southern California
University of Washington
Vassar University
Washington State University
Western Governors University
Western Washington University

Students have come to us because they were not getting what they needed elsewhere. Actually, most of our student body started elsewhere and transferred to CityU. But no matter where you’ve attended before, we want to help you graduate from CityU.

Reasons to Transfer

Scholarships specifically for transfer students. Learn more here.

You can transfer up to 135 undergraduate credits! We accept Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), ACE credits for military training, and credits from accredited institutions. Learn more in our Catalog.

Graduate or doctoral students who have completed graduate or doctoral coursework at other recognized institutions may transfer up to 25% percent of the required degree credits toward a master’s or doctoral program. Learn more here.

Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree in 6 Quarters

Students can transfer credits into the following bachelor’s programs and earn their degree in as few as six quarters:

Apply today.

Questions? Contact Tanishia Norman – Community Engagement Specialist

Tanishia Norman has been working as the Community Engagement Specialist at CityU since 2021 with focus on engagement with community businesses in the PNW and community colleges.

Tanishia primarily supports community college transfers who are looking to transfer into one of CityU’s programs.

Join Tanishia for our CityU Transfer Thursdays, our information session for you to learn more about CityU and our transfer process, every third Thursday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.!

For more information, please contact Tanishia Norman at or call 206.239.4500.