Transfer Students

Each year, Woodbury welcomes a number of transfer students from community colleges and other higher education institutions. Transfer students are vital members of our community and help to enrich the Woodbury experience.

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What transfer students need to know

Transfer applicants are high school graduates who have completed a minimum of 24 transferable units at the time of application. Any applicant with fewer than 24 units at the time of application should apply as a freshman.

Transfer GPA Requirements (Domestic/American University)

GPA Minimum (unweighted)

2.75+          Regular Admission
2.50-2.74   Transition Track
2.25-2.49   Bridge Program

Domestic applicants are eligible for a Woodbury University Transfer Scholarship of $12,000-$14,000. Click here to learn more about transfer scholarships

Transfer GPA Requirements (International)

GPA Minimum

2.50 minimum for all programs

International transfer applicants are eligible for a Woodbury University International Scholarship of $6,000 if their GPA is 3.0 or higher.

Learn more about applying to Woodbury

Graduate students transfer requirements 

The transfer student experience

Watch Woodbury Accounting alumna, Talin Fakhoorian talk about her experience transferring to Woodbury from a community college.

Transfer Course Evaluation System (TES)

Woodbury University’s Transfer Course Evaluation System (TES) below is intended as a guide for prospective students to view course equivalencies that have been previously evaluated by our academic departments.

TES indicates how course(s) at your current or previous institution(s) may transfer to Woodbury. If a course is not found in TES, this does not necessarily mean the course does not transfer into Woodbury. It may mean the course has not yet been evaluated.

Our goal is to be as flexible as possible while maintaining the integrity of our degree programs. In some circumstances, major courses may require further review.

Current Woodbury Students:
TES (Transfer Course Evaluation System) is intended as a guide for current students who may need to take courses at another institution. Transfer course approvals must be submitted to the Registrar. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrarmailbox@woodbury.edu before taking courses at another institution for clarification on proper procedure and necessary paperwork.

Link to TES

Articulation by major

Woodbury maintains memorandums of understanding with several local community colleges. Find your major and select your community college to view these transfer articulation agreements.

School of Media, Culture & Design

  • Design majors are being reduced to 123-125 units. This will be phased in over a couple of years as each major becomes eligible for curricular changes.

*Program changes are noted in the individual program bar.

2018-2019 Program Changes:

  • Degree reduced to 123 units
  • Four courses have been deleted (Screenwriting 2, Production Design, History of Film Directing, and Cinematography 2)
  • PSYC 200 Introduction to Psychology has been replaced with any social science course
  • FOUN 106 Color Theory has been replaced with GDES 240 Photography 1
  • An additional art history course has been added to meet the NASAD requirements for art history (necessitated by the removal of History of Film Directing)
  • FILM 480 Thesis Production has been increased from four units to five units
  • FILM 203 Acting has been decreased from three units to two units

Citrus College

College of the Canyons

Cuesta College

East Los Angeles College

Fresno City College

Glendale Community College

Irvine Valley College

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles Pierce College

Los Angeles Valley College

Mount San Antonio College

Moorpark College

Orange Coast College

Palomar College

Pasadena City College

Santa Monica College

Southwestern College

2018-2019 Program Changes:

  • Degree reduced to 125 units
  • TECH 101 Technology and Culture 1 and TECH 103 Media Technology Lecture Series have been deleted (total of 3 units)
  • GAME 226 History of Games has been replaced with any art history/film history/design history course
  • PSYC 200 Introduction to Psychology has been replaced with any social science course
  • COMM 235 Media Ethics has been replaced with any Ethics course
  • ANIM 430 Figure Drawing has been removed from the ‘Art Track’. It has been replaced with GAME 308 3D Cinematic Animation
  • GAME 254 Procedural Content in Games has been removed from the ‘Design Track’. It has been replaced with GAME 240 Networked Game Development

Citrus College

College of the Canyons

Cuesta College

East Los Angeles College

Fresno City College

Glendale Community College

Irvine Valley College

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles Pierce College

Los Angeles Valley College

Mount San Antonio College

Moorpark College

Orange Coast College

Palomar College

Pasadena City College

Santa Monica College

Southwestern College

2018-2019 Program Changes:

  • Degree reduced to 125 units
  • GDES 265 History of Graphic Design 2 has been deleted. The content has been merged into GDES 260 History of Graphic Design and one other course
  • GDES 491 Degree Project has increased from two units to three units
  • GDES 106 Graphic Design 1 has decreased from three units to two units

Graphic Design Transfer Information

Citrus College

College of the Canyons

Cuesta College

East Los Angeles College

Fresno City College

Glendale Community College

Irvine Valley College

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles Pierce College

Los Angeles Valley College

Mount San Antonio College

Moorpark College

Orange Coast College

Palomar College

Pasadena City College

Santa Monica College

Southwestern College