Transferring Courses and Prerequisites

Transferring Psychology Courses to WWU

A 100-level Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology course completed as AP credits (3+) or at another college or university often may be transferred to count as PSY 101 at WWU. To determine whether a course completed at another college or university will transfer, please complete a Transfer Equivalency Request Form.

In general, if the title of the course you want to transfer is similar to a WWU PSY 100- or 200-level course, than it should satisfy the requirements for the major. Courses in Statistics or Research Design completed at a community college do not substitute for any of the courses in our Statistics/Research Design sequence (PSY 305–307).

You may transfer up to half of your credits for the psychology major or minor from another college or university. Courses outside of psychology many not count toward psychology major credit.

Course Prerequisites & Waitlist

Course prerequisites must be completed, with a C- or better, by the time the class requiring those prerequisites begins. This may mean that a student will enroll in a course (PSY 307) while currently enrolled in a prerequisite course (PSY 306). The prerequisites for each course are listed on the New Psychology Major Checklist.

Any Western student may enroll in PSY 101. Most PSY 200-level courses require PSY 101, completed with a C- or better, and a declared psychology interest. To declare a psychology interest: Web4U>Student>Student Records> Academic Interest Update Form

If a class is filled, please join the Registration Waitlist.

PSY 305–307 Writing, Statistics, & Design

We ask students who have completed a statistics or research design course at another institution to complete the PSY 305–307 sequence at Western. If you completed a similar course at another four-year university, you may contact psychology@wwu.edu to inquire about transfer equivalency.

PSY 307 is a prerequisite for all 400-level seminars and must be completed prior to beginning a seminar.