The Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree is designed to transfer to most Bachelor of Arts degrees at all four-year colleges and universities in Washington state. The DTA is sometimes called an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Arts and Sciences.
DTA degrees provide students:
- Priority consideration in the admissions for most humanities and social science majors public universities ahead of students without a degree.
- Completion of lower division general education requirements.
- Credit for all courses completed within the DTA up to and in some cases beyond 90 credits.
- Opportunity to explore several fields of study through the category of up to 30 credits of elective courses.
- Opportunity to complete prerequisites for a future major.
DTA Associate Degree Guidelines
The Intercollege Relations Commission (ICRC) — a unit of The Washington Council — oversees the guidelines for DTAs. The ICRC maintains the most current edition of the ICRC Handbook which provides the DTA degree’s requirements, provisos and other requirements.
Last Modified: 2/5/19 3:30 PM