The Peace Pathway: Transferring from Wake Technical Community College to WPU

Transferring to a new university is exciting! But you have a lot of decisions to make about the school, its location, and the experience you want. 

One thing you don’t have to worry about is the transfer process. Save time and money through a special transfer pipeline between WakeTech and William Peace University.

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The Faster Path: Transfer up to 90 credits.

At WPU, we honor the work you’ve already done, whether it’s general education, major requirements, or electives so that you can earn your Bachelor’s Degree (120 credits) faster.

Finish your Bachelor’s Degree in two years — or less! Some WakeTech students can finish in just two or three semesters. 

The High-Value Path

Due to our generous scholarships, in combination with federal and state grants (for those who qualify), Wake Tech graduates pay as little as $12,000 per year in our traditional program and even less for working adults in our School of Professional Studies


Plus, with the faster Peace Pathway, you could graduate more quickly and start earning a salary up to one year sooner. 

  • WPU fully counts any associate degree earned from WakeTech.
  • If you didn’t complete an associate degree, no problem: you can still transfer to WPU with up to 90 credit hours.
  • Choose from our online or hybrid SPS program or our in-person classes.
  • Special scholarships for WakeTech transfer students and PTK – $2,000! 
  • Nearly 100% of WPU students qualify for financial aid, merit awards, or scholarships.
  • Got your RN from WakeTech? Special tuition discounts to earn your BSN at WPU.
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Get a transfer credit evaluation — before you apply!

At WPU, you can transfer up to 90 credits. We have extensive agreements with community colleges and other schools so that it’s easy to transfer more of your credits and finish in two years.

If you have an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) from any North Carolina community college or Louisburg College, many of the Liberal Education requirements are waived. This means you are on a fast track to a bachelor’s degree at WPU! 

Contact the Transfer Counselor
David Suarez

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Watch: What is The Peace Pathway?

Why Transfer to WPU?

The Pathway to Success: 96% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation. How do we do that? 

Here’s how we do that: 

  • Immersive Learning: Every course features immersive learning experiences that get you actively applying knowledge into practice, inside and outside the classroom, to prepare you for your future career.
  • WPU’s exceptional Internship Program: Your internship will help you gain skills, experience, and connections in your field of study
  • Small class size: Our 11:1 Student-Faculty ratio and small class size greatly enhance your learning experience at WPU.
  • Professors who teach. No teaching assistants (TAs) here! We hire faculty who are passionate about what they do. 
  • Location – Our campus is in downtown Raleigh, offering access to jobs, internships, and fun weekends!

Yes! I’m ready to transfer to WPU.

  • 1. Apply
    We’re so excited you’ve chosen to apply to WPU!

    What to Know

    • Simpler Process: WPU has simplified the application process to be more holistic and inclusive of student strengths and accomplishments.
    • Test Optional: Students have the choice to submit SAT/ACT scores or to showcase their individual strengths in other ways.
    • Rolling Admissions: We do not have an admissions deadline, though we encourage you to apply by May 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.

    Each applicant is personally reviewed and evaluated by our team. When someone applies to WPU, we are on a first-name basis, and there is always a personal connection.


    Admission FAQs

  • 2. Submit Transcripts
    Contact the Registrar’s Office at your previous institution(s) for instructions.

    Request Transcript from WakeTech


    William Peace University
    Office of Admissions
    15 E. Peace Street
    Raleigh, NC 27604

  • 3. Apply for Financial Aid (Fill out the FAFSA)
    WPU offers many scholarships and awards, but you must first submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility.



    Important Codes

    • FAFSA: 002953

  • 4. Accepted? Take your next steps.
    Now that you’ve been accepted, it’s time to become a part of the Pacer Community. Your future awaits with just a few simple steps.

    Accepted Student Next Steps

What does my transfer from
WakeTech look like?

AAS @ WTCC —> Bachelor’s Degree at WPU
Business Administration: General Business —> B.S. or B.A. in Business Administration
Business Analytics —> B.S. in Business Analytics
Criminal Justice Technology —> B.A. in Criminal Justice
Health and Fitness Science —> B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science
Human Resource Management —> B.A. in Human Resources Management
Marketing —> B.S. in Marketing
Paralegal Technology —> B.A. in Criminal Justice, Political Science or Pre-Law
Simulation and Game Development
(Art and Modeling)
—> BA in Simulation and Game Design
Simulation and Game Development
—> BA in Simulation and Game Design
Web/UX —> B.A. in Interactive Design

Get more specifics on how your AAS transfers.