The systemwide transfer articulation unit at UC’s Office of the President (UCOP) reviews California Community College courses to establish baseline transferability to UC.
The central document that identifies transferable courses for each community college is the Transferable Course Agreement (TCA). TCAs are maintained through an annual review process. Once approved for inclusion in the TCA, courses count as advanced standing elective credit toward an undergraduate degree at UC campuses and may also:
- Be submitted for review by UC campuses for satisfaction of major, course-to-course, and/or breadth requirements
- Be submitted for review by UC and CSU for satisfaction of IGETC requirements
The transfer articulation unit maintains current and historical lists of articulated courses with public community colleges. You can most easily access your community college’s TCA on ASSIST.
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 agreements for California’s public colleges and universities, and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about transferable coursework in California.
Community college articulation officers update information in ASSIST using the Online Services for Curriculum and Articulation Review (OSCAR) system. OSCAR is linked to the ASSIST curriculum database. Articulation officers must first enter information into the ASSIST curriculum database in order to enter course outlines into OSCAR.
The ASSIST curriculum database tracks the following course elements:
- Course names (prefixes and numbers)
- Course titles
- Unit values
- Cross listings (same as)
Visit the ASSIST coordination site for information on ASSIST curriculum updates and OSCAR.