The Articulation office works to ensure that prospective students have access to accurate information about approved SF State course equivalencies and transfer pathways. In support of this goal, we
- Identify potential course equivalencies and pathways, facilitate faculty review, and display approved course equivalencies for requirements in SF State's undergraduate degree programs;
- Collaborate with other SF State offices working with transfer credit;
- Develop and deliver resources about articulation and transfer credit to the campus;
- Utilize technology to improve data accuracy and increase accessibility to information about transfer credit.
Current articulation agreements with California's community colleges and other CSU campuses are maintained in ASSIST, a public database that displays how lower division course units can be applied after transfer. SF State's faculty-approved course-to-course agreements are organized by department and by undergraduate major. ASSIST is available at assist.org.
The launch of the new ASSIST website has been postponed. The tentative launch date is Summer 2018. Significant updates will be shared when they become available. SF State campus users, please click here for information about CSU GE certification information.
Agreements outside of ASSIST
SF State maintains course and GE equivalencies with other institutions which are not displayed in ASSIST.
- Agreements with international partner institutions (located on the website of the Office of International Programs)
- Agreements with accredited institutions located in the U.S
Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (STAR Act/SB1440) Information
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act was enacted with the passage of SB 1440, which became state law in 2010. The STAR Act enabled California’s Community Colleges and the California State University to collaborate on the creation of the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT). Two types of ADTs exist: the Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and the Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T) degrees. SF State recognizes AA-Ts or AS-Ts as similar to over eighty of its degree programs. More STAR Act/SB1440 Information.