The articulation of courses between institutions is coordinated and facilitated by the Articulation Officer. Articulation is the process of developing a formal, written agreement that identifies courses (or sequence of courses) on a “sending” campus that are comparable to, or accepted 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. In short, the articulation process enables the student to progress to the next level of instruction at the receiving institution.
Four postsecondary educational segments in California:
- University of California
- California State University
- California Community Colleges
- Accredited independent colleges and universities
Information from: California Articulation Policies and Procedures Handbook