Transfer Course Articulation
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An articulation agreement is an agreement with a four-year university that specifies which Riverside Community College District classes may be transferred to meet general education, major requirement and electives. These agreements, maintained by the Articulation Officer, facilitate the successful transfer of students from RCCD to baccalaureate level colleges and universities.
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 course transfer and articulation system for California's public colleges and universities.
With ASSIST, students can review major requirements from any California community college to any University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU). ASSIST can also provide information about specific majors, help you search for majors that interest you, or help your available study options at California universities.
Associate Degrees for Transfer
California Community Colleges offer associate degrees for transfer to the Calfornia State University (CSU) system, including Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree by allowing students to complete their lower division requirements.
Students awarded an AA-T or AS-T are able to complete their remaining requirements for a 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units. This equals credit for two years of a typical four-year degree.
California Community College students awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration (usually through a slight GPA bump) to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major.
- Not all CSU campuses accept all of the AA-T/AS-T degrees.
- Admission priority does not guarantee admission to a specific major or campus. A transfer agreement must be in place and acceptance is typically regional.
- To find out which CSU campuses accept each degree, you should meet with a Moreno Valley College counselor.
If we do not offer an AA-T/AS-T degree for your major you can still transfer to a CSU. While the AA-T/AS-T degree is designed specifically for transfer and is different than other types of associate degrees offered at Moreno Valley College, students seeking to transfer are still able to do so provided they fulfill any admissions, course and program requirements before applying.
Moreno Valley College students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs. Proper planning early is essential to make sure you meet all of the transfer requirements.
We are here to help! Your articulation counselor can guide you when it comes to transfer course credit.
Associate Professor, Counseling