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. Visit ASSIST at assist.org.
SF State campus users, please click here for information about CSU GE certification information effective 2017-2018 for California Community Colleges.
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): Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T). SF State recognizes AA-Ts or AS-Ts as similar to nearly ninety of its degree programs. More STAR Act/SB1440 Information.