Look beyond your degree at College of Western Idaho (CWI) and plan for continuing your education by working closely with your CWI advisor and with representatives of your intended transfer school. You can find useful information for student planning to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree. This information is not intended to take the place of an advising appointment but allows you to research transfer institutions and ensure your transfer experience is pleasant and seamless.
You may find significant tuition savings by completing an associate degree with us, then transferring to a four-year college or university to complete your bachelor’s degree. Generally, a maximum total of 70 lower-division credits will normally be accepted for transfer from accredited Idaho community colleges to Idaho four-year institutions.
To meet with a staff advisor about planning your transition to a four-year university, please stop by any One Stop Student Services center or by calling 208.562.3000.
Lower Division Transfer, also known as General Education, students are earning an Associate of Art (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree. These degrees are designed to prepare students for further study at a four-year college or university.
Students transferring from CWI should consult the catalog of the transferring institution to see which courses will be required to fulfill their general-education core requirements and department (major) requirements.
CWI has many transferable AA or AS degrees available to tailor general education requirements in the area of a student’s interest. Students who plan to transfer in a subject area not represented in the specific transfer degrees should use the Liberal Arts AA as their CWI program of study. This AA has the most flexibility. Together with an advisor, students can develop a plan to earn a CWI Liberal Arts degree while meeting the lower division requirements required for the bachelor's degree they ultimately desire.
Articulation Agreements between CWI and Other Institutions