Transferable Course Agreements (TCAs)

TCAs are the baseline for establishing transferability of community college courses to UC. Courses approved for the TCA count as advanced standing elective credit toward an undergraduate degree at any UC campus and may also be submitted for campus-specific articulation or for IGETC.

Two basic principles are involved in determining whether a community college course is transferable to UC:

  • The course should be comparable to one offered at the lower-division level at a UC campus.
  • If the course is not equivalent to a particular UC course, it must be appropriate for a university degree in terms of purpose, scope and depth.

UC reviews and updates TCAs annually.

Learn more about the TCA review process >

TCA by the numbers

In 2012, 2,937 total courses were submitted for TCA review.

In 2011, 2,638 total courses were submitted for TCA review.