Community college path

WSU NECA student chapterWayne State University welcomes students from community colleges. Our engineering and computer science undergraduate programs are accredited, which means students are required to successfully complete specific courses. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss course options with both community college advisors and College of Engineering advisors prior to enrolling to ensure courses will transfer towards your Wayne State degree.

The staff and resources at the WSU Transfer Student Success Center website can help answer many questions related to the transfer process. The College of Engineering also has a physical advising presence at three satellite campuses: Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC), University Center (Macomb) and Schoolcraft College.

Transfer plans outline specific courses community college students can take to fulfill general education and specific program requirements. Wayne State also maintains a list of course equivalencies, organized by institution, to simplify how community college courses appear on a WSU transcript. If you cannot find your community college course in our equivalencies page, the course needs to be evaluated by the Transfer Student Success Center before WSU will accept the course for credit.

Our Engineering Technology Division (ET) is one of eight departments within the college, boasting six engineering technology degree options including a B.S. in welding and metallurgical engineering. ET created articulation agreements with many community colleges, and students at those two-year institutions can transfer to one of the WSU engineering technology programs often with as many as 60 to 90 community college credits, enabling students to graduate with their bachelor's within a year or two.

WSU offers scholarships for transfer students (those that have graduated from high school and have earned credits from another college or university). Remember to submit your FAFSA before the deadline to be eligible for our scholarships.

When applying to our undergraduate programs, remember to identify the specific College of Engineering program you expect to enter. The incoming transfer application process and the step-by-step transfer credit process after you are admitted are highlighted on the Transfer Student Success Center site.

Lastly, remember to register for Transfer Orientation before starting at Wayne State University.