Articulation To and From Foothill College


The Foothill College Articulation Office establishes and maintains articulation agreements between Foothill College and other accredited colleges and universities, ensuring students a smooth transfer of course credit. The articulation office also supports faculty with curriculum development. Generally, transfer articulation is the alignment of community college curriculum with other college and university courses and programs. This is accomplished through the process of developing ongoing communication and agreements between and among two-and four-year postsecondary institutions.

What is articulation?

Articulation is a process between two educational institutions or between one college and an educational system (such as UC or CSU) wherein curriculum is reviewed in order to determine whether the courses are comparable to each other. This process is done to help transfer students make a smooth transition (typically from the community college to a university/college) without experiencing a delay or duplication of coursework. Courses at the sending college (Foothill) are identified as comparable to courses at the receiving university. This allows students to fulfill a university requirement by taking an identified comparable course (articulated course) at Foothill College. This articulation agreement may be presented as course-to-course, for lower division major preparation and/or for general education-breadth requirements. In some cases, courses are only articulated (identified) as elective courses. This means that though the units will transfer, the course does not fulfill any specific requirements other than as transferable units.

At Foothill College, we maintain articulation agreements with every University of California campus and virtually every California State University campus, as well as with numerous independent (private) and/or out-of-state institutions.

The most recent articulation agreements with CSU and UC campuses are available on ASSIST, the official repository for CSU, UC, and community college articulation information in California. Please consult a counselor for any questions regarding information obtained via ASSIST.

Foothill College also maintains articulation agreements and links to lists of transferable courses with dozens of independent and out-of-state colleges and universities. The Transfer Center maintains hard copies of most agreements and maintains a substantial library of university catalogs. Nearly every U.S. college catalog is available online at College Source.

Always meet with a counselor to confirm that transfer courses you plan to complete are aligned with the most up-to-date agreements.

For articulation agreements between Foothill College and any UC or CSU Campus, access ASSIST.

* Private Colleges that Accept IGETC or CSU GE/Breadth for some/all of the GE requirements. (PDF Format)

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