​​​​​​Articulation refers to the process of developing a formal, written agreement that identifies courses (or sequences of courses) from Evergreen Valley College that are comparable to, or acceptable in lieu of, specific course requirements at a CSU or UC campus. Articulated courses enable the student to progress to the next level of instruction at the receiving institution.

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Types of Articulation Agreements

    • Transfer Credit
    • Transfer Credit - Courses Accepted for Baccalaureate Credit

The primary level of articulation identifies courses that are baccalaureate-level and therefore acceptable by a receiving institution or system (such as CSU or UC) to fulfill both unit requirements for admission and baccalaureate elective credit. These agreements do not indicate how the courses will be applied toward degree credit or whether they are acceptable for satisfying General Education-Breadth requirements or major preparation requirements at the receiving four-year institution. Courses accepted for baccalaureate credit are the first level of articulation.

      • Courses Transferable to the California State University
        CSU Executive Order 167 authorizes California Community Colleges to identify courses that are baccalaureate level and appropriate for transfer to the CSU. This articulation agreement is commonly known as the Baccalaureate List.

      • Courses Transferable to the University of California
        Community college courses that are transferable to all campuses of the University of California are identified on the UC Transferable Course List, also known as the UC TCA. In order for courses to be considered UC transferable, they must be submitted to the UC System, the Office of the President (UCOP for review.

      • Courses Transferable to Independent Institutions
        The independent segment does not currently maintain a system wide transferable course agreement or baccalaureate list. Some independent institutions accept community college courses identified either on the CSU baccalaureate list or the UCOP TCA list for transfer credit, while others maintain comprehensive course-to-course lists. A few independent institutions have developed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the California Community College System Office guaranteeing transfer of credit for all associate degree-applicable courses.

    • Course to Course

      • Course-to-course agreements identify individual courses or sequences of courses at a sending institution that are comparable to, or are "acceptable in lieu of" a corresponding course or sequence of courses at a receiving institution. As with General Education-Breadth agreements, course-to-course agreements are developed from the basic pool of transferable courses accepted for baccalaureate credit. These courses are identified on ASSIST as articulation "By Department."

        Since articulation is granted only between community colleges and universities for lower division courses, on rare occasions "content credit" may be granted identifying a lower division community college course that is acceptable in lieu of an upper division CSU or UC course. In these cases, students who receive content credit will be required to substitute other upper division units after matriculation to the university.

    • Major Preparation

      • Lower division major preparation agreements differ from course-to-course agreements in that they identify lower division courses acceptable at the four-year institution for specific majors. As a consequence, these agreements may also list a wider range of courses from multiple disciplines as appropriate to the major preparation. Successful completion of this package of courses prepares students for the next level of major courses to be taken upon transfer.

The process of developing lower division major preparation articulation agreements is the same as for course-to-course agreements.

    • General Education

      • A.  General Education-Breadth Agreements
        General Education-Breadth agreements identify courses qualified at a sending institution for satisfaction of the General Education-Breadth requirements at a receiving institution. Courses qualified for the General Education-Breadth agreements are a subset of transferable courses accepted for baccalaureate credit.  The approved lists for each community college are identified on ASSIST.

        Note that CSU grants students credit for courses certified either for the CSU General Education-Breadth or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) course lists. UC, however, grants credit for courses approved for either the IGETC or for those courses approved for campus-specific General Education requirements.

Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will permit a student to transfer from a community college to a campus in either the California State University or University of California system without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower division, general education courses to satisfy campus G.E. requirements.

Depending on a student's major and field of interest, the student may find it better to take courses fulfilling the CSU's general education requirements or those of the UC campus or college to which the student plans to transfer. Students pursuing majors that require extensive lower division preparation may not find the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum option to be advantageous.

      • C.  Independent Colleges or Universities
        Some independent institutions grant transfer students full or partial General Education course credit for either completing the IGETC or CSU GE-Breadth requirements, while others maintain campus-specific requirements, commonly called General Education or core curriculum requirements.  For additional check with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AICCU) website

ASSIST is funded by the California state legislature as the official repository of articulation for California's colleges and universities. Therefore, ASSIST provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.

The ASSIST database reflects the most current official articulation agreements that every CSU and UC campus has established with each of the California Community Colleges or with other CSU or UC campuses. The ASSIST database also includes the following complete and accessible archived information:

  • UC Transferable Course Agreements

  • CSU Baccalaureate Course Lists

  • IGETC Course Lists

  • CSU GE-Breadth Certification Course Lists

  • CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses

  • UC Transfer Admission Eligibility Courses

  • Campus-specific General Education Courses

Additional ASSIST Features

Exploring Majors. The Exploring Majors feature in ASSIST helps students search for majors they are considering, determine which majors are available at university campuses, investigate the emphasis and requirements of specific university majors, learn about major preparation at community colleges, and find information about transferring to UC and CSU campuses. While several paths are available for students to explore majors based on their needs and preferences, AOs also find this site to be a convenient tool for exploring colleges and universities with whom to pursue additional articulation for new or revised programs.

    • Associate Degree for Transfer
      Associate Degree for Transfer
      The passage of SB 1440 (Padilla 2010) required colleges to develop a new kind of associate degrees for transfer to CSU, and required CSU to accept the students as juniors somewhere in the system
       As a result, the CCC and CSU state academic senates established the system called Transfer Model Curricula (TMCs). The foundation of the TMCs is the C-ID system.

    • C-ID

      • Numbering System (C-ID)
        C-ID (Course Identification Numbering System). The C-ID number is a designation that indicates that a given course is comparable to a specific course "descriptor" that was developed by intersegmental discipline faculty and reviewed statewide. 

        C-ID numbers facilitate the identification of comparable courses, establish articulation between community colleges, and offer a simplified mechanism for colleges and universities to establish articulation with all participating CCCs.

 (For more information visit the Degrees & Certificates page)

​Articulation Agreements: California Independent Colleges and Universities

  • Please note that articulation agreements are subject to change without notice. Please consult with an Evergreen Valley College counselor or a four-year university representative as changes to agreements be not be reflected online immediately.
Cogswell Polytechnical College
Notre Dame De Namur University
Saint Mary's University
Santa Clara University (Transfer Credit Guide)
C​alifornia Community College Catalogs

California Community College Chancellor's Office (

College Board (

CSU Website (

UC Transfer Website (

Independent Colleges (​

Contact Info:​

Laura Garcia,
Articulation Officer/Counselor​

408-274-7900 X6253 

Jovita Va​ldez,
​Articulation Specialist 408-274-7900 X6587 

Location: SC 250​

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