Start at TCC and Finish Strong at PLU
Each year, around 20 Tacoma Community 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?
- PLU is ranked the #1 Best Small College in Washington for getting a job -Zippia
- 98% of PLU students receive financial aid
- More than 40 academic programs
- Class size average of 20
- Generous credit transfer policy
- Earn a direct transfer associate degree from TCC (AA-DTA and AS-T), enter PLU with automatic junior standing
* If you do not complete a degree, you can still transfer TCC credits to PLU, which will be reviewed on a class by class basis.
For a number of PLU majors, we have put together a degree plan combining the classes you should take at TCC and the classes you’ll take at PLU. These guides will not only help you plan your time at TCC but show you how you can finish a degree at PLU in just two years.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology, pre-med track with a gap year
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology, pre-med track without a gap year
Bachelor of Arts in (BA) in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, General Emphasis
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, Biochemistry Emphasis
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, Pre-med track with a gap year
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, Pre-med track without a gap year
*More majors coming soon
See How Your Credits Transfer
PLU offers equivalency guides to see how your credits from TCC 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.Start Now
Receive more information about academics, admission, scholarships and important dates and deadlines.
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.
Transfer academic scholarships range from $13,000-$17,000 per year. We also offer $1,000 per year Phi Theta Kappa scholarships.
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.
Tour campus with a current student, sit in on a PLU class, and meet with a Transfer Admission Counselor.