Skip to main contentSkip to footer content



Articulation is the process that connects two educational institutions in order to help students make a smooth transition from the community college to the college or university without having to complete duplicate coursework. 

During this process, courses at the community college are identified as being comparable to those in lower division at the university. This allows students to fulfill a lower division university requirement by completing an identified comparable course or “articulated course” at the community college. 

“Articulated courses” may be applied toward general education breadth requirements as well as major preparation requirements for the college/university to which a student plans to transfer. Some “articulated courses” are designated as elective courses only. 

This means that although these courses transfer, they do not satisfy any general education breadth or major preparation requirements. Students will receive unit credit for the elective courses.

San Jose City College has articulation agreements established with a variety of four-year institutions including the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), private and out-of-state colleges/universities.

Articulation agreements for San Jose City College can be found at ASSIST. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about transferable coursework in California.

It is an online tool that shows how course credit earned at one public California college/university can be applied when transferred to another.

For more information on transferring to a four-year college/university from San Jose City College, please check out the San Jose City College Transfer Center.