HBCU Transfer Agreements

Earn your bachelor’s degree at a Historically Black College or University!

If you are considering earning a bachelor’s degree, South Seattle College has partnered with two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to create transfer agreements that will make it easier for you to continue your education.

Wilberforce University (Ohio) and Southern University (Louisiana) have a long tradition of providing first-rate education to African Americans and are open to all students. With an education from a HBCU, you can:

  • Earn your degree in a diverse learning environment
  • Choose from a wide range of majors and programs that suit your interests
  • Broaden your perspective by studying in another state
  • Forge national connections with HBCU networks and alumni associations after you graduate

How It Works

  • Guaranteed admission: Earn an associate transfer degree and at least a 2.0 GPA and you will be guaranteed admission. These universities are open to all students regardless of race or ethnicity.
  • Easy transferring: Your credits will easily transfer, so you won’t miss a step on your path to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Cost: The cost of attending is comparable to Washington’s public universities.
  • Scholarships: You will be placed on a priority list to receive scholarships if you have earned at least a 3.2 GPA.
  • Housing: You will be given priority consideration for student housing.

Next Steps

If you are interested in transferring to Wilberforce University or Southern University,

the Advisors at South Seattle College are ready to help you plan your next steps! To make a transfer planning appointment, please see our appointment information.

Not a current South Seattle College student?

Completing the online application to enroll at South is easy, and by earning your associate transfer degree at South before transferring to an HBCU or another college or university to complete your bachelor’s degree, you will save thousands of dollars on your education. Once you’ve been accepted, don’t forget to complete the process to apply for financial aid to see if you qualify for funding.