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Academic Counseling

Faculty Purviews

Major course requirements for local degrees and certificates of achievement may be substituted or waived solely at the discretion of academic department faculty, provided that the major requirement units do not fall below 18 units for the local degree or 16 units for the certificate of achievement. Course substitutions need not be stated in the college catalog, student information system, or any other database that houses academic program requirements. Course substitutions for major requirements for Associate Degrees for Transfer may be recommended by academic department faculty, but must be reviewed and approved by the college Articulation Officer. Substitution of coursework required to meet any general education requirements and graduation competency is solely at the discretion of the counseling faculty or Articulation Officer.

Course Subsitution Petition (Students and counselors submit to the appropriate faculty to review and approve for major substitutions in a certificate of achievement, local degree or ADT)

TES Database

Our TES database contains previously faculty evaluated and approved coursework from other regionally accredited institutions. It serves primarily as general education and math/English competency placement of credits towards the LACCD GE pattern, CSU GE-Breadth, and IGETC. Our repository of courses can be modified or updated from time to time. It does not replace proper academic advising. Appropriate credit will be awarded when transcripts are officially verified and graduation petitions and/or transfer certification requests are submitted properly. Neither the Articulation Office nor the College can guarantee complete accuracy at the time of use of this Service. 

GE Transcript Evaluation (Counselors submit on the students' behalf to the Articulation Officer or designee to review and approve for general education and math/English competency substitutions for the local degree, CSU or UC systems)

CSU GE-Breadth

CSU GE-Breadth certification is the process by which the community college verifies that a student has completed all the required coursework for the CSUGE pattern (partial completion is possible for each Area), which is sent directly to the transfer institution. If CSU GE-Breadth is not certified, students will be subject to the lower-division general education requirements at the campus to which they transfer. CSU GE-Breadth certification shall be completed by the Counseling department and approved/signed off by the appropriate counseling faculty. To get CSU GE-Breadth certification, make an appointment with your counselor or request online.

CSU GE-Breadth Petition (The student requests counseling faculty to review and, if approved, forwards to Admissions for annotation on the student transcript. Note that the Articulation Officer has final determination of course review and application of credit for CSU GE-Breadth certification.)

IGETC

IGETC certification is the process by which the community college verifies that a student has completed all the required coursework for the IGETC pattern, which is sent directly to the transfer institution. (Partial completion is possible if the student is missing up to two courses or subject areas.) If IGETC is not certified, students will be subject to the lower-division general education requirements at the campus to which they transfer. IGETC certification shall be completed by the Counseling department and approved/signed off by the appropriate counseling faculty. To get IGETC certification, make an appointment with your counselor or request online.

IGETC Petition (The student requests counseling faculty to review and, if approved, forwards to Admissions for annotation on the student transcript. Note that the Articulation Officer has final determination of course review and application of credit for IGETC certification.)