Evergreen's Upside Down Transfer Option

If you have a transfer degree, you may be eligible for Evergreen's Upside Down program that awards 90 lower-division credits.

Eligible transfer degrees include

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T)
  • Associate in Technical Arts (ATA)
  • Associate of Applied Technology (AAT)

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Upside Down Transfer: Eligibility

To qualify for this option, you must meet the following requirements prior to enrolling at Evergreen:

  1. Earn a technical associate degree from a regionally accredited Washington community or technical college. Eligible degrees include: AAS, ATA, AAT, or AAS-T degrees.
  2. Complete ENGL&101 with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  3. Complete a minimum of 20 academic quarter hours of college-level credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher in each course. No more than 10 credits earned in the same subject area can count toward the 20 credit minimum.
  4. Have a cumulative college-level GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Final official transcripts must show completion of all four requirements to qualify. All requirements must be satisfied prior to enrollment at Evergreen and cannot be met by credit duplicated through the reverse transfer process, Credit by Examination such as CLEP, or credit through Prior Learning Assessment (PLE).

Upside Down Transfer: How it Works

If you qualify, you will be awarded transfer credit in two stages:

  • Stage One: You will receive an initial course-by-course transfer credit award that will also include an offer to participate in the Upside Down Transfer Option.
  • Stage Two: After completing the 32 credits at Evergreen, you will qualify to have your initial course-by-course transfer credit award exchanged for a block of 90 lower-division transfer credits.

To complete the Upside Down Transfer Option, you must:

  1. Sign and return the Upside Down eligibility form to the Office of Admissions within 30 days of receiving the offer.
  2. Contact Academic and Career Advising to develop an educational plan to register for 32 Evergreen credits that are unrelated to your technical associate's degree.
  3. After completing the 32 Evergreen credits, return to Academic and Career Advising to confirm completion of the required credits. Academic and Career Advising will notify the Office of Admissions of completion.
  4. Once notified, the Office of Admissions will then exchange the initial course-by-course transfer credit award with a block of 90 lower-division transfer credits and send you a revised transfer credit award letter.

This information session will show you if you are eligible for the Upside Down Transfer Option and answer any questions you have. Hope to see you there!

Wade Arave

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

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