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Articulation

Coastline Community College maintains articulation agreements with the California State University (CSU and University of California (UC) systems as well as private and out of state universities. These articulations can be found in the dropdowns below.

UC Articulation & Transfer Information

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Information

Six UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to California community college students who meet specific requirements. By participating in a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program, students receive early review of their academic records, early admission notification, and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework.

Campus Specific TAG Information

UC Articulation Agreements

Each UC campus maintains its own specific articulation agreement with Coastline. Direct links to the articulation information can be found below.

UC General Education (IGETC): Option 3

Some Coastline courses do not transfer to the UC system. Our UC transferable courses can be found on the UC Transferable Course List.

CSU Articulation & Transfer Information

All coursework numbered C100 or higher is transferable to the CSU system. In addition, most coursework offered by Coastline is articulated to meet the CSU general education (CSU GE) pattern requirements and/or meet major preparation requirements. Each CSU campus maintains its own specific articulation agreement with Coastline. Direct links to the articulation information can be found below.

CSU General Education (CSU GE): Option 2

Private and Out–of–State Colleges Articulation & Transfer Information

Private and Out-of-State Search Resources

Private and Out-of-State Articulation Agreements

Learning 1st/Military Education

In addition, Coastline Community College has articulation agreements with the Learning 1st program and for our Military Education students.

Learning 1st
Military Education

What is Articulation?

Articulation is the process that helps students make a smooth transition from Coastline Community College to other colleges and universities without encountering delays through duplicated or unnecessary coursework.

Courses at Coastline are identified as equivalent to, or meet the intent/spirit of, courses at the university. This aids students in completing requirements toward their future educational goals. Some of these articulated courses may be required for a student to be admitted to the campus of their choice.

When the word "articulation" is used in education, it often has different meanings and connotations, depending on the setting. Articulation, for our purposes, refers specifically to course articulation - that is, the process of developing a formal, written agreement that identifies courses (or sequences of courses) on a "sending" campus that are comparable to, or acceptable in lieu of specific course requirements at a "receiving" campus. Successful completion of an articulated course assures the student and the faculty that the student has taken the appropriate course, received the necessary instruction and preparation, and that similar outcomes can be assured, enabling progression to the next level of instruction at the receiving institution.

Courses can be identified as equivalent (or course-to-course), meet major requirements, and/or general education requirements. Some courses are articulated to transfer to the other campuses but do not meet specific requirements, these courses are referred to as elective courses.

Coastline Community College has articulation agreements with the California State University (CSU) system, the University of California (UC) system, and numerous private and out-of-state colleges and universities.

The Articulation Officer (AO) is the person responsible for facilitating articulation agreements between Irvine Valley College and other colleges and universities. The AO works with faculty in identifying courses that articulate to fulfill California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) general education pattern requirements, as well as campus-specific course-to-course articulations important for major preparation requirements. In addition, the AO facilitates agreements with other community colleges, private, and out-of-state colleges and universities. The AO is an advocate for the transfer student and seeks to ease the transfer process by providing up-to-date advisement on Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), CSU General Education Breadth, and Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).

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