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Articulation: Key to Transfer

Articulation: Key to Transfer Credit
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Articulation is the process of evaluating courses to determine whether coursework completed at one institution (e.g., a community college) will meet the requirements at another institution (e.g., a university) for the purposes of admission, transferable units, general education or major preparation. It is this process that ensures that the classes you take at Santa Rosa Junior College will be credited toward your bachelor's degree requirements when you enter a university.

Articulation agreements are formal, written, and published documents that describe which coursework from the “sending” institution is accepted as comparable to or acceptable in lieu of coursework at the “receiving” institution. Some articulation agreements are "course-to-course agreements", meaning that they show a specific course from one institution and the comparable specific course from another. Other articulation agreements are "major agreements", meaning that they show a group of courses that are acceptable to fulfill an entire set of requirements for major preparation.


All "segments" of the public higher education system in California – the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California – have agreed to have a single repository for articulation agreements between the community colleges and the universities. That repository is the ASSIST Web site, which is accessible to the public.

Of course, if at any time you need assistance with accessing or interpreting the information in ASSIST, contact your SRJC counselor.

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