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.
Types of Articulation Agreements
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.
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.
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.
CSU Breadth Pattern for EVC
B. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
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.
IGETC Pattern for EVC
C. Independent Colleges or UniversitiesSome 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
EVC Catalog (please link)
A.A./A.S. Graduation Requirements
Degrees and Certificates Offered
ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed at www.assist.org.
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 TransferAssociate Degree for TransferThe 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
www.sb1440.org. 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.
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 Santa Clara University no longer maintains official articulation agreements. See Transfer Credit Guide for information on transfer admission to SCU.
California Community College Chancellor's Office (http://www.cccco.edu/)
College Board (https://www.collegeboard.org/)
CSU Website (http://www.calstate.edu/)
UC Transfer Website (http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/)
Independent Colleges (http://aiccu.edu/)
Laura Garcia,Articulation Officer/CounselorLaura.Garcia@evc.edu
Jovita.Valdez@evc.edu 408-274-7900 X6587
Location: SC 250