Planning Guides

For transfer to a college or university

New Planning Guides

All of the 2018-2019 planning guides are included in Shoreline's online 2018-2019 catalog.

Want to transfer to the University of Washington? You can!

In fact, Shoreline students have transferred nationwide! For Washington State, the requirements of the AA-DTA are designed to prepare you for four-year programs at the UW and over twenty other participating baccalaureate institutions.

Our associate in science works the same way, though students will be expected to complete further general education requirements after transfer due to the amount of required courses. In either case, if you complete your associate degree, you'll transfer in with "junior" status at most colleges and universities, not as a freshman or sophomore.

Below, you'll find several areas of study, but If the subject you want is not listed, just work with our advising staff to prepare for the major of your choice. 

Associate in Arts Degrees — Direct Transfer Agreement

The Associate in Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA—DTA), known as the direct transfer degree, is an agreement between Washington State community colleges and baccalaureate institutions. The credits earned in the AA-DTA transfer as a package to most baccalaureate colleges and universities in Washington, generally satisfying all of the lower division general education requirements and granting junior standing; it does not guarantee admission.

Associate in Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement

The Associate in Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement can help prepare you for the following majors. Learn about degree requirements in the AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide.  Then click the link below to read more about recommendations for preparing for each major.

AA-DTA Major Related Programs

The AA-DTA Major Related Programs (MRP) prepare students for entrance into particular majors at certain four-year schools. The MRP requires specific courses, and will be shown on your transcript as a different type of completion than the general AA-DTA.

Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science – Transfer (AS-T) degree transfers as a package to most baccalaureate colleges and universities in Washington State, satisfying most pre-major requirements and some general education courses for junior standing. In the AS-T you will take many science and math courses during your two years at Shoreline, and take most of your distribution requirements in humanities and social sciences after you transfer.

Associate in Science Degree – Transfer Track 1

The Associate in Science Degree – Transfer Track 1 can help prepare you for the following majors. Learn about degree requirements in the AS-T Track 1 Degree Planning Guide.  Then click the link below to read more about recommendations for preparing for each major.

Associate in Science Degree — Transfer Track 2

The Associate in Science Degree – Transfer Track 2 can help prepare you for the following majors. Learn about degree requirements in the AS-T Track 2 Degree Planning Guide. Then click the link below to read more about recommendations for preparing for each major.

AS-T Major Related Programs

The AS-T Major Related Programs (MRP) prepare students for entrance into particular majors at certain four-year schools. The MRP requires specific courses, and will be shown on your transcript as a different type of completion than the general AS-T.