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Transferability to a CSU

Any baccalaureate level course may be recommended for transfer to a CSU. If the course which you are developing is recommended for CSU tranfer, it is only necessary that you indicate this in the transfer area of the course paperwork.CSU Baccalaureate Course guidelines

Transferability to UC

A degree applicable course is not automatically UC transferable. The Dean of Articulation must submit a specific request for this to happen. UC transferability requests are made once per year, typically in July/August.

If you are writing a course for which you desire to be UC transferable, it is advisable that you meet with the Dean of Articulation while developing this course -- prior to COI submission, to be sure that UC transferability guidelines are met. UC Transferability Guidelines

CSU General Education-Breadth Requirements

The Dean of Articulation must submit a specific request for a course to fulfill an area requirement of the CSU GE-Breadth requirements. Submissions to CSU are due in December, which means that your course should be submitted to the COI November meeting, at the latest.

If you are writing a course for which you desire to be UC transferable, it is advisable that you meet with the Dean of Articulation early in the Fall while developing this course -- prior to COI submission, to be sure that UC transferability guidelines are met. Guidelines are provided by following the link: CSU Systemwide Executive Order No. 595 (11.20.92)
The relevant standards for the various CSU GE areas are found on pp. 4 of 10 5 of 10 (corresponds to CSU GE Areas A E)

IGETC Requirements

The Dean of Articulation must submit a specific request for a course to fulfill an area requirement of the UC IGETC requirements. A course must be UC transferable prior to applying for inclusion in an IGETC area. Submissions to UC are due in December, which means that your course should be submitted to the COI November meeting, at the latest.

If you are writing a course for which you desire to be considered for inclusion in the IGETC pattern, it is advisable that you meet with the Dean of Articulation during the development of the course, to best assure that both transferability and IGETC criteria are met. IGETC guidelines are provided by the following link: IGETC Standards Summary

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