Articulation

What are Articulation Agreements?

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between two campuses. They define how courses taken at one college or university campus can be used to satisfy a subject matter requirement at another college or university campus.

Does Cypress College have Articulation Agreements?

Yes.  Cypress College has Articulation agreements with UC and CSU campuses, as well as with independent colleges and universities. Visit ASSIST.org for further information.

What is ASSIST?

ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. 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 student transfer in California.

Can I use ASSIST instead of meeting with a counselor?

No.  ASSIST does not take the place of meeting with an academic counselor.  It is intended to help you and your counselor work together to establish an appropriate path toward transferring from Cypress College.

What is the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID)?

The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) is a statewide numbering system independent from the course numbers assigned by local California community colleges. A C-ID number next to a course signals that participating California colleges and universities have determined that courses offered by other California community colleges are comparable in content and scope to courses offered on their own campuses, regardless of their unique titles or local course number. Thus, if a schedule of classes or catalog lists a course bearing a C-ID number, for example COMM 110, students at that college can be assured that it will be accepted in lieu of a course bearing the C-ID COMM 110 designation at another community college. In other words, the C-ID designation can be used to identify comparable courses at different community colleges. However, students should always go to www.assist.org for specific information of course designations and to confirm how each college’s course will be accepted at a particular four-year college or university for transfer credit.

The C-ID numbering system is useful for students attending more than one community college and is applied to many of the transferable courses students need as preparation for transfer. Because these course requirements may change and because courses may be modified and qualified for or deleted from the C-ID database, students should always check with a counselor to determine how C-ID designated courses fit into their educational plans for transfer.

How can an articulation proposal be started?

Complete a Request for Articulation form which allows Cypress College students, staff, and/or faculty to initiate articulation proposals with the Articulation Officer. The Articulation Request Fillable Form can be completed online and printed out (and/or can be saved using Adobe Acrobat Professional and sent via email). Instructions for completing and submitting this form are included on the form. The form is also available at the Transfer Center.

Contact Information

Articulation Officer/Counselor: Jacquelyn Rangel
Location: Student Center Building, 2nd floor, Office 226
T: (714) 484-7025
E: jrangel@cypresscollege.edu

Student Services Technician/Articulation Specialist: Marbelly Jairam
T: (714) 484-7223
E: mjairam@cypresscollege.edu