Welcome to the Mendocino College Articulation Website!
Articulation agreements are formal agreements between two campuses. They define how courses taken at one college or university campus may be used to satisfy a subject matter requirement at another college or university campus. Most articulation is designed to allow students to complete lower division major preparation at a community college and know that their coursework will be accepted by the major department at a chosen university. General education patterns, such as CSU GE Breadth and IGETC, are also forms of articulation, but they are system wide patterns accepted by most public universities in California. By completing an appropriate general education pattern and having it certified by Mendocino College, a transferring student should have completed all the lower division general education requirements at a CSU or UC. Please note that universities have additional upper division GE and institutional requirements and not all UC colleges and majors accept IGETC.
Students may find a comprehensive database of Mendocino College’s major preparation agreements at www.assist.org. The information on ASSIST is presented differently by each university and should be used in conjunction with the services of a counselor, college catalog, or college website. In addition, it is highly recommended that students visit any university they wish to transfer to, meet with a representative of their intended major and review their admission requirements.
Mendocino College also maintains a limited number of articulation agreements with nearby California Community Colleges, such as Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College, and some private and out of state universities. These agreements are routinely updated and listed on our website.
Please “do your homework” and talk to the school you wish to transfer to and make certain that you are a competitive applicant. Articulation agreements typically list what will transfer, but they are not meant to be minimums for admissions. Students may get in with less than what is on the agreement, or not be admitted with all the work completed if applying to a competitive program.
Articulation allows you to begin your educational journey at Mendocino College and know that your coursework will transfer to your next institution. Should you have any questions along the way, please see a counselor, they are trained to help guide you through the process and direct you to the correct answers to the questions that you might have.
Have a great journey,
Kurt Combs, Articulation Officer