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Highline to PLU

Start at Highline College and Finish Strong at PLU.

Start at Highline and Finish Strong at PLU

Each year, Highline College students transfer to Pacific Lutheran University to complete their Bachelor’s degree, with more than 40 academic programs from which to choose.

Now is the time to apply. Finish strong at Pacific Lutheran University.

Why attend PLU?

  • 90% of our recent graduates were either employed or accepted to graduate school within 6 months of graduation
  • 97% of PLU students receive financial aid
  • More than 40 academic programs
  • Class sizes average 18
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Earn a direct transfer associate degree from Highline (AA-DTA and AS-T), enter PLU with automatic junior standing

* If you do not complete a degree, you can still transfer Highline credits to PLU, which will be reviewed on a class by class basis.

Transfer Guides

For a number of PLU majors, we have put together a degree plan combining the classes you should take at Highline and the classes you’ll take at PLU. These guides will not only help you plan your time at Highline but show you how you can finish a degree at PLU in just two years.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Chemistry, General Emphasis

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, General Emphasis

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, Pre-Med track with a gap year
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BAC)

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BSK), Exercise Science

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Associate of Science (AS-T) Track 1 Degree

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BSK), Pre-Physical Therapy

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Associate of Science (AS-T) Track 1 Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Work

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology

Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) Transfer Degree

*More majors coming soon

See How Your Credits Transfer

PLU offers equivalency guides to see how your credits from Highline would transfer to PLU. These guides will show you how your credits transfer and how they fulfill PLU's general education requirements. To be certain which of your credits transfer, however, apply to PLU.

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Majors & Minors

PLU offers 44 majors and 54 minors. See what you can study here.

Request Information

Receive more information about academics, admission, scholarships and important dates and deadlines.

Apply

It’s FREE to apply to PLU. Once you complete your application you can expect an admission decision, notification of academic scholarship eligibility, and an official report of transferable credits, typically within two to four weeks.

Scholarships

Transfer academic scholarships range from $13,000-$17,000 per year. We also offer $1,000 per year Phi Theta Kappa scholarships.

Financial Aid

97% of PLU students qualify for some kind of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and work study, all of which help make PLU more affordable.

Yellow Ribbon & Military Benefits

PLU offers unlimited full-tuition Yellow Ribbon Scholarships to qualified veterans or their dependents, as well as the opportunity to use other military benefits to help fund a PLU education.

Visit

Tour campus with a current student, sit in on a PLU class, and meet with a Transfer Admission Counselor.

Admitted Students

Have you already been admitted to PLU? Find out what steps you should take next.

PLU at Highline - See when we're visiting your campus

DateTimeTypeLocationCityStateStaff
10/17/201810:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.PLU Advising DayHighline CollegeDes MoinesWAAmanda Breslin
10/26/201810:00 - 11:30 a.m.PLU Nursing Information SessionHighline CollegeDes MoinesWAAmanda Breslin
11/5/201810:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.PLU Advising DayHighline CollegeDes MoinesWAAmanda Breslin
11/28/201810:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Transfer College FairHighline CollegeDes MoinesWAAmanda Breslin