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Articulation - n.
The act or the state of being jointed or interrelated.
Articulation is the process by which community college courses are granted credit at other colleges such as CSU / UC and private universities. Articulation is faculty and curriculum driven--specific to the community college, the receiving university, and the major—per transfer course agreements (TCAs). We cannot determine that a course will satisfy transfer requirements based on the title alone, all of which is subject to the universities conferring the degree. Successful articulation assures the college that the student has taken the appropriate courses, received the necessary instruction and preparation, and that similar outcomes can be supported.

The Articulation Office has final review of transferable courses and maintains LACC's repository of approved courses from other accredited institutions (U.S. and foreign) as well as external exams such as AP, IB and CLEP. Namely, how such courses and exams garner credit to meet our local graduation and transfer requirements to our baccalaureate granting institutions. Consistent with governing LACCD board rules, administrative regulations, California Educational Codes, CSU, UC, and private university transfer policies, the Articulation Office serves as the faculty designee and intermediary for students, counselors, discipline faculty, academic affairs, student services and the college as a whole to help lead this important process.

The Articulation Office makes no guarantees, either express or implied, with respect to information available over the Internet from other colleges or entities and is not responsible for any inaccuracies or misrepresentation of information related to LACC courses, prerequisites, programs of study, graduation requirements, and transfer admissions or requirements to baccalaureate granting institutions.

Transfer Certification

Effective July 1, 2018 ALL CSU GE Breadth and IGETC certifications must be completed by a counselor or the Articulation Office. Please try to see a counselor first for information and policies:

  • All outside transcripts, external exams such as AP scores, etc. used to fulfill certification must be on file with LACC Admissions.
  • Minimum of 12 units completed at LACC preferred.
  • The Articulation Office has final review and sign-off of all coursework requested for GE certification.
  • Once all terms and conditions are met please allow up to 1-2 business days for completion of CSUGE or IGETC certification, partial or full, to be reflected on your official transcript.
  • As a courtesy, the Articulation Office upon request will mail proof of certification to the student's transfer university free of charge.

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 Contact Us

E. Bird Song, M.Ed.
Articulation Officer 
Berkeley Alumni | Go Bears
AD Room 205B
(323) 953-4000 ext 2062

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