To facilitate student transfer, the Articulation and Transfer Services (ATS) Office develops and maintains formal articulation agreements, transfer agreements, and transfer admission guarantee contracts between De Anza College (DAC) and regionally accredited four-year colleges and universities. Additionally, the ATS Office provides support to faculty with the curriculum development process.
What is Articulation?
Articulation is the process of evaluating courses, or a sequence of courses, to determine whether a particular course offered at one educational institution (such as. De Anza College) will meet the requirements for admission, transfer credit, general education or lower-division major preparation at another educational institution (such as the California State University system, University of California or a private university).
This process ensures that courses completed at De Anza will be credited toward bachelor's degree requirements upon transferring to a four-year college or university.
The following resources and tools are intended to provide information for the purposes of transfer student advising.
- Articulation Agreements
- ASSIST News
- Associate Degree for Transfer
- General Education Requirements
- Guaranteed Admission
- Transfer Credit Guides (Unofficial Course/Credit Equivalencies)
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university are encouraged to consult with a DAC counselor or academic adviser to develop an educational plan.
Transfer advising services are available in the Transfer Center, Counseling and Advising Center, and through counselors and academic advisers in specialized student programs and services such as EOPS, Disability Support Services, or Learning Communities.
The ATS Office provides support to faculty with the curriculum development process and information on transfer policies, procedures, and regulations especially as they affect current or proposed transfer level courses and programs.
NOTE: Faculty resources page is currently under development.
Articulation Requests from Transfer Institutions
The ATS Office establishes and maintains articulation agreements for DAC courses with regionally accredited colleges and universities. Examples of articulation agreements between DAC and CSU and UC campuses are available to review at www.assist.org.
Four-year college and university representatives interested in developing an articulation agreement or a transfer agreement with DAC may submit proposals to:
Students: Questions about articulation agreements and transfer may be referred to an academic adviser or counselor in the Transfer Center, Counseling and Advising Center, or designated student support programs and services on campus.
NOTE: The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student. The information posted on this website is designed to assist students in obtaining the most accurate transfer-related information possible. However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact admission to a transfer university.
Students are encouraged to meet as early as possible in their academic careers and periodically with a DAC counselor or academic adviser and/or a transfer university admissions representative to confirm their choice of classes.