Minimum of 90 Credits
The Associate in Arts degree is a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) designed for students who plan to transfer to a university after completing the first two years of study at Green River. The degree is recommended for students who have not yet decided the field they will enter or the university they will attend. It gives students the broad background they need before beginning more specialized, upper-division courses and indicates that a student has completed a two-year liberal arts program.
Students who have a particular major in mind can focus their distribution choices and elective credits toward meeting their transfer institution plan. An advisor can assist with this process. Students should include some 200 level coursework in their program of study.
This degree meets the Intercollege Relations Commission (ICRC) guidelines for direct transfer degrees, an inter-institutional agreement adopted to facilitate student transfer between Washington state community colleges and baccalaureate institutions.
See Articulation Agreements for more details about the colleges who accept this degree.
To earn this degree, students must complete 90-quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or above (from approved distribution list) and meet specific distribution requirements. No more than 25 percent of credit requirements may be taken on a pass/no credit basis. Students should be aware that courses with “Pass” grades may not satisfy the requirements in their major field. Students must attain a cumulative college-level grade point average of 2.0, and earn a minimum of 24 credits at Green River.
Students are responsible for knowing transfer requirements and policies, as well as specific course choices and GPA requirements, are urged to consult the catalog of the institution for which they plan to transfer.