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Articulation Agreements

What is Articulation?

Articulation is the process that links two educational institutions to help students make a smooth transition from the community college to the college or university without experiencing a delay or duplication of coursework. Courses at the community college are identified as equivalent to courses at the university. This allows students to fulfill a university requirement by taking an identified equivalent course (articulated course) at the Community College. This equivalency, or articulation, can be done course-to-course, for major requirements and/or for general education 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 of the above listed requirements. Pasadena City College has articulation agreements with a variety of institutions of higher education. Pasadena City College's agreements with the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) can be found at Articulation agreements with private California colleges and universities are listed below: