Eastern Arizona College graduates have many transfer options after completion of an
associate degree. If you wish to transfer to a four year degree at a major university,
we are here to help with your journey. We are currently partnered with many Arizona
Universities. Out-of-state universities have differing policies regarding the transfer
of general education credit for application to your major or minor requirements. You
should carefully consult the catalog of the university to which you wish to transfer.
Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and The University of Arizona
Eastern Arizona College offers three Associate Degrees that are appropriate for transfer
to Arizona's public universities.* These Associate Degrees are 64 credits each and
have four basic "blocks" upon which they are built. The blocks are: the Arizona General
Education Curriculum (AGEC), Common Courses, Special Requirements, and Electives.
If you complete the degrees, you will be guaranteed to enter the university with Junior
The three types of degrees are:
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA): This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer
to a university and earn a bachelor's degree in areas such as Liberal Arts, Social
Sciences, Fine Arts, Public Programs, and Communication.
ASSOCIATE OF BUSINESS (ABus): This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer
to a university and earn a bachelor's degree in Business and Business-related areas
such as Computer Information Systems or Economics.
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (AS): This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer
to a university and earn a bachelor's degree in areas such as the Physical and Biological
Sciences or Mathematics.
Completion of the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) guarantees your admission
to the universities if you are a resident student. Non-residents must have a grade
point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Completion of the AGEC also means that you will
have met the lower-division general education requirements at any of the universities
for the majors that articulate with that AGEC.
*All three of the state universities may accept the Eastern Arizona College Associate
of Applied Science (AAS) degree as applicable to certain Bachelor of Applied Science
degrees (BAS). You should contact a transfer advisor for the university you plan to
attend, and carefully consult the catalog and/or curriculum transfer guide for that
Brigham Young University - Provo
EAC has a transfer partnership with BYU. If you earn an Associate of Arts, Associate
of Business, Associate of General Studies, or Associate of Science degree from EAC,
you increase the probability of your admission to BYU.
If you are admitted to BYU with an Associate of Arts, Associate of General Studies,
Associate of Business, or Associate of Science Degree from EAC, you will have completed
all BYU University Core (GE) requirements with the exception of American Heritage,
Advanced Writing, and the Advanced Mathematics or Foreign Language requirements. EAC
offers mathematics and foreign language courses you may take to satisfy BYU's advanced
Mathematics or Foreign Language requirement. You should consult the BYU/EAC Articulation
Agreement in selecting these courses. A copy of the Agreement is available from the
The EAC/BYU transfer partnership does not cover the transfer and applicability of
major courses. You are encouraged to consult with the prospective major department
at BYU for recommendations on EAC courses that can be taken toward your intended major.
Brigham Young University - Hawaii
Students attending Eastern Arizona College who complete their Associate of Arts, Associate
of General Studies, Associate of Science, or Associate of Business degree will have
met the BYU-Hawaii general education (GE) requirements with the exception of the Interdisciplinary
Additional aspects of the transfer agreement are as follows:
- Credit will also be granted for courses with a "C" grade or better which apply to
- Credit for courses of a remedial nature (usually numbered 99 and below) will not be
- Students who apply to BYU-Hawaii with less than an Associate Degree, will have their
college work evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine equivalencies. Only
courses with grades of "C" or better will be accepted.
Brigham Young University – Idaho
EAC has an articulation agreement with BYU- Idaho:
- EAC Students who have earned the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate
of Business, or Associate of General Studies degrees will be considered as having
completed the BYU-I general education requirements.
- For students who have not earned a degree, the EAC courses listed in the General Education
Articulation Agreement (available in the EAC Counseling Department) are those which
will apply toward general education requirements at BYU-I.
- As a student transfers, their credit will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis
according to the General Education Transfer Agreement.
- The general education requirements for students transferring to BYU-I will be those
in effect at the time of their initial enrollment at BYU-I.
Grand Canyon University
Eastern Arizona College (EAC) has specific articulated Associate Degrees with Grand Canyon University (GCU). Students who complete a transfer-oriented associate
degree (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) may fulfill Grand Canyon University's
General Education requirements. Students without a transfer-oriented degree (Associate
of Applied Science) must fulfill the General Education requirements and have a course-by-course
evaluation completed. Additional programmatic admission requirements and transfer
policy information can be found on GCU's Policy Handbook.
A course equivalency guide provides an assessment of the courses between Eastern Arizona College and Grand Canyon
University (GCU). This guide will be used in evaluating official transcripts. These
courses fulfill the competency requirements; however, the courses may not fulfill
the credit requirements. To obtain an undergraduate degree at GCU, students are required
to meet a minimum of 120 semester credit hours.
Western New Mexico University
Arizona residents may be eligible for an out-of-state tuition fee waiver from Western
Students completing the Eastern Arizona College Associate of Arts Degree (AA), Associate
of Business Degree (ABus), the Associate of Science Degree (AS), or the Associate
of General Studies Degree (AGS) can fulfill Western New Mexico University General
Education (GE) requirements provided they include in their degree program courses
specifically listed in the articulation agreement as meeting WMNU general education
requirements in the Oral Communication, History, Computer, and Physical and Mental
Well Being areas. Copies of the articulation agreement can be obtained from the Counseling
Western Governors University
Out-of-state universities have differing policies regarding the transfer of general
education credit for application to your major or minor requirements. You should carefully
consult the catalog of the university to which you wish to transfer.