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Articulation and ASSIST

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between two campuses. They define how courses taken at one college or university campus can be used to satisfy a subject matter requirement at another college or university campus.

"Articulation System Stimulating Inter-institutional Student Transfer" (ASSIST) is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.  ASSIST is the official repository of articulation information for California's public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.  ASSIST is funded by the California state legislature. The ASSIST Board of Directors, made up of representatives from each of the public postsecondary educational segments, oversees development of and establishes policy for ASSIST.

Articulation agreements in ASSIST are developed and entered into the ASSIST database by the receiving campus (the university campus which a student transfers to). Each university campus is responsible for the content and format of its own articulation. The analysis, evaluation, and data entry of all campus-to-campus articulation is done on the individual university campuses. Not all university campuses provide articulation with every college or for all of their majors or departments. Many university campuses concentrate on their primary feeder colleges and their most popular transfer majors.

For more information, please see:

ASSIST website: "The official course transfer and articulation system for Califormia's public colleges and universities" (website).

Cal Poly Office of the Registrar: "Transfer Credit Evaluations" (website).

Last updated: 5/26/2023

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