4-year school transfer

AA with emphasis CS | AS in CS


Highline graduates have many options for transferring to a four-year college or university: public and private, in-state and out-of-state. There are many bachelor’s degree programs not only in Computer Science, but also in Information Technology, Informatics, and Computer Engineering.

The degree you pursue at Highline depends on where you want to transfer to, and which degree you wish to pursue there. For most in-state four-year Computer Science programs, the AA Degree is the best option. For the UW – Seattle and some private schools, the AS Degree may be the preferred degree choice.

The first step in the transfer process is to explore your options and decide on the right choice for you. It’s always a good idea to plan on applying to more than one college or university. The links on this page may be helpful in getting you started.

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Learn more about transfer degree's


Part #1 – The importance of advising. Learn more about CS at Highline College.

Part #2 – The difference between AA and AS transfer degrees. A review of 4-year transfer degree requirements.

Part #3 – How to write a personal statement. We will focus on do’s and don’t in a personal statement.

  • Computer Science 80%
  • Math 100%
  • Physics 100%
  • Language 25%
  • Humanities & Social Science 25%
  • Computer Science 60%
  • Math 25%
  • Physics 25%
  • Language 75%
  • Humanities & Social Science 90%

Contact Rav Kang

Web & Computer Science

Office: Building 29 Room 247
Office Hours
Phone: (206) 592-3337
Email: rkang@highline.edu

Contact Syeda Nizami

Computer Science

Office: Building 29-3
Office Hours
Phone: (206) 592-3398
Email: snizami@highline.edu

Contact Uzman Rizvi

Computer Science & Web

Office: Building 29-3
Office Hours
Phone: (206) 592-3398
Email: urizvi@highline.edu

Washington State 4 Year Schools

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Brian Steadman

brian_steadman"The Highline Community College Computer Science program helped me learn the basics I needed to succeed in the field of Computer Science. The skills I learned taking courses at HCC have helped me get job offers at Microsoft, Google, and Facebook. When I graduated HCC and transferred to the University of Washington, I found that what I had learned at HCC had more than prepared me for their computer science program. The small course sizes and affordable tuition really allowed me to focus on the material I needed to succeed later in my career." ~Brian Steadman, Software Engineer

Sherzod Kutfiddinov

sherzod_kutfiddinov“I came to Highline Community College as an international student with the love of Computer Science. I started out my first quarter in 2010 with Java and web development and was amazed at how cool these classes are. Classes were interesting and assignments, although challenging, were very useful and practical. Fast-forward 2 years later, I was already getting my Associates Degree in Computer Science, but that piece of paper is nothing comparing to all the knowledge I got from all of these classes. Right before graduation, I found an internship – building a social networking site. After 6 months of doing internships, I was hired as a Software Engineer at Airbiquity Inc., which focuses on developing software for vehicles. Since then, I’ve been working with great companies like Nissan, Ford, Bosch, Panasonic, and more. Talk about a dream job.” Sherzod Kutfiddinov Software Engineer