Understanding UC transfer articulation

Articulation is the framework for determining the transferability of community college coursework to UC. Through the articulation process, UC and the California Community College (CCC) system help transfer students prepare for and transition to UC campuses.

UC works with CCCs to establish course articulation agreements, which serve as the central documents of transfer articulation. There are three kinds of articulation agreements administered by UC.

UC systemwide articulation

Systemwide articulation provides a foundation for campus articulation.

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Campus-specific articulation

Campus-specific articulation determines whether CCC coursework will satisfy major, breadth or other requirements at each UC campus. Each campus manages the following:

  • Campus-specific general education/breadth agreements
  • Course-to-course agreements (by department)
  • Lower division major preparation agreements

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