Articulation is housed in SF State’s Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning. Our primary goal is to ensure that students planning to transfer from California’s public postsecondary institutions have access to accurate information about SF State course equivalencies and transfer pathways. In support of this goal, Articulation strives to
- Identify potential course equivalencies and pathways, facilitate faculty review, and then publicize this information;
- 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 public four-year institutions 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 both by department and by undergraduate major. ASSIST is available at assist.org.
ASSIST is getting a makeover! In 2017, ASSIST NextGen will go live. Visit the ASSIST website for a preview of enhancements for ASSIST users.
Agreements outside of ASSIST
SF State maintains a limited number of articulation agreements with other institutions which are not displayed in ASSIST.
- Agreements with foreign 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.