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Washington state community and technical college (WACTC) transfer admissions data

By advancing engineering education and producing engineers who develop solutions that improve our lives, the College of Engineering is making a positive impact in Washington state. Each year, we increase the number of transfer students we admit from state community and technical colleges.


of WA state community and technical college applicants were admitted to engineering majors


of all transfer applicants are offered admission into an engineering major *


of engineering students earning a bachelor’s degree were admitted as a transfer*

*Approximately, each year
All engineering majors except computer science. Data reflects 2018- winter 2022.

WACTC transfers admitted to their first-choice major

By increasing our recruitment efforts and targeted support for students, the number of transfer students who are admitted to their first-choice engineering majors continues to grow. This is part of our commitment to provide Washington state residents with the opportunity for a leading edge engineering education that will prepare them for successful careers.

While some majors have more capacity, all are actively seeking transfer applicants who are major-ready.

MSEEnvEBioresCivEChemEEEA&ABioEMechEIndECompECompSciHCDE100%100%100%88%84%77%56%53%51%48%25%25%22%% Admitted to first-choice majorMajors
Top choice major % Admitted to major
MSE 100
EnvE 100
Biores 100
CivE 88
ChemE 84
EE 77
A&A 56
BioE 53
MechE 51
IndE 48
CompE 25
CompSci 25

GPA profile for WACTC transfers admitted to their first-choice major

GPAs are one of many factors we consider as part of our holistic application process. When we review applications, we consider multiple factors, including curriculum rigor, grade trends, application essays and resumes.

First-choice major Transfer GPA
Mean Low
Materials Science & Engineering 3.46 2.69
Environmental Engineering 3.26 2.89
Bioresource Science & Engineering 3.22 2.98
Civil Engineering 3.50 2.07
Chemical Engineering 3.58 2.82
Electrical Engineering 3.69 2.40
Aeronautics & Astronautics 3.65 2.64
Bioengineering 3.70 2.68
Mechanical Engineering 3.75 2.42
Industrial & Systems Engineering 3.75 3.33
Computer Engineering 3.78 2.62
Computer Science 3.79 2.68
Human Centered Design & Engineering 3.75 3.44