Credits

Whether you plan to attend the UW or another college or university, credits earned through UWHS can help you get a jump-start on earning your college degree.

Fulfilling UW Degree Requirements

If you’re thinking of applying to the UW, taking courses through UWHS is one way to demonstrate your ability to successfully engage in college-level coursework. UW Admissions looks for applicants who have done rigorous coursework in high school, and it considers courses taken through UWHS equally alongside other accelerated learning options such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses. Learn more about UW freshman admissions.

Once you’re a UW student, courses taken through UWHS can be used to fulfill general education requirements. All courses taken through UWHS appear on your official UW transcript.

Course Number Number of Credits General Education Requirements
ASL 103 5 Foreign Language
ASTR 101 5 Natural World; Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
ASTR 150 5 Natural World; Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
ATM S 111 5 Natural World; Individuals & Societies
BIOL 100 5 Natural World
BIOL 118 5 Natural World
CHEM 110 3-5 Natural World
CHIN 103 5 Foreign Language 
C LIT 240 5 English Composition; Additional Writing Requirement
CSE 120 5 Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning; Natural World
CSE 142 4 Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning; Natural World
CSE 143 5 Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning; Natural World
ENGL 111 5 English Composition; Additional Writing
ENGL 131 5 English Composition; Additional Writing
ESRM 101 5 Natural World; Individuals & Societies
ESRM 150 5 Natural World; Individuals & Societies
ESS 102 5 Natural World; Individuals & Societies
FRENCH 103 5 Foreign Language 
FRENCH 201 5 Visual, Literary & Performing Arts 
GERMAN 103 5 Foreign Language
GERMAN 201 5 Visual, Literary & Performing Arts
G H 101 5 Individuals & Societies
JAPAN 113 5 Foreign Language
JAPAN 211 5 Visual, Literary & Performing Arts
KOREAN 103 5 Foreign Language
LATIN 103 5 Foreign Language
MATH 120 5 Natural World 
MATH 124 5 Natural World; Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
MATH 125 5 Natural World 
PSYCH 101 5 Individuals & Societies
SPAN 103 5 Foreign Language 
SPAN 201 5 Visual, Literary & Performing Arts

Transferring Credit to Other Colleges and Universities

Many colleges and universities across the country accept UW credits earned through UWHS. But because UWHS can’t guarantee that the credits are transferable, you should contact your prospective institution directly before registering for UW credit. Often, colleges and universities accept transferred credits on a case-by-case basis, depending on which course was taken and the grade you earned. To transfer your UW credits, you usually need to request to have an official UW transcript sent to the college or university you’ll be attending.

Washington Institutions That Generally Accept UW Credit Earned Through UWHS

Washington community and technical colleges
Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
The Evergreen State College
Gonzaga University
Heritage University
Pacific Lutheran University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Saint Martin's University
Walla Walla University
Washington State University
Western Washington University
Whitworth University

Washington Institutions That Generally Don’t Accept UW Credit Earned Through UWHS

University of Puget Sound
Whitman College

National Database of Credit Transfer

The University of Connecticut’s Credit Transfer Database is a resource for students who want to explore potential transfer of credit earned through programs like UWHS. The database is in no way an official determination nor a guarantee of successful credit transfer. To find out whether credits will transfer to a certain college or university, contact that institution directly.