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What is Articulation?

Articulation refers to how transfer units (for courses or external tests like AP and IB) or transfer programs (like the Associate Degrees for Transfer) are used to meet program requirements at CSUSB. 


Articulation Resources for Students and Counselors

  • ASSIST: ASSIST is the official repository of course articulation information between the three public systems in California (the community colleges, the CSUs, and the UCs).  The site is currently undergoing a system upgrade, so not all articulation agreements may be visible.   New agreements are published daily, as the system allows. 
  • Associate Degree for Transfer: The ADT program allows students to earn a two-year degree at a California Community College, transfer to a CSU with a similar major, and complete the four-year degree in no more than 60 semester units.  CSUSB offers a similar major for nearly every available ADT.


Articulation Resources for Faculty

  • Course Outlines: Faculty can find links on this page to the databases of course outlines for the California Community Colleges.  Some databases may also include program outlines/requirements.
  • TES: The Transfer Evaluation System (TES) contains catalog data, such as course descriptions, for colleges throughout the United States.  Department chairs should have login access.
  • C-ID: The C-ID site contains information on California's Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID).  These are the course numbers referenced in the Transfer Model Curricula (TMCs), which form the basis of the Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs).
  • Transfer Model Curriculum: This site maintained by the California Community College Chancellor's Office houses the official templates for the Transfer Model Curricula.  The community colleges use these templates to create their own versions of these degrees, which are called ADTs.