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Transferring to Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University Western Oregon University is a public, liberal arts institution located in the Monmouth-Independence area, about 75 minutes south of Portland. About 6,200 undergraduate students attend WOU. Two thirds of the student population pursues a major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the other third is in the College of Education.

To be considered a transfer student, you must have at least 36 transferable credits, maintain a 2.25 cumulative GPA, complete WR 121 or higher with a grade of C or better, and complete a minimum of MTH 105 with a grade of C or better. Additional information can be found on Western Oregon’s Transfer Admissions site.

Below is information about how PCC courses transfer. To make an academic plan for transfer, contact your PCC Academic Advisor.

Transferring Credits

See how individual PCC courses will transfer using WOU’s course-by-course equivalency database.

General Education Classes

If you earn an AAOT degree or an ASOT-B degree from PCC, you will have finished your general education requirements at WOU. If you complete the Core Transfer Map (CTM) at PCC, you will have finished the Mathematics, Writing, and Exploring Knowledge components of the WOU general education requirements.  If you do not complete one of those credentials, you can view WOU’s General Education Program requirements. Transfer students with at least 36 transferable credits do not need to take the First Year Seminars.

Major Requirements

You can access transfer guides for Biology, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, English, and Psychology in the EAB Academic Planning tool.

WOU also maintains PCC transfer guides for education/teacher training.