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What is Articulation?

Articulation is the process of developing a formal, written agreement that identifies courses (or sequences of courses) on a “sending” campus that are comparable to, or acceptable in lieu of, specific course requirements at a “receiving” campus. Successful completion of an articulated course assures the student and the faculty that the student has taken the appropriate course, received the necessary instruction and preparation, and that similar outcomes can be assured. In short, the articulation process enables the student to progress to the next level of instruction at the receiving institution.

Articulation at Palomar and Information

Palomar College has over 400 articulation agreements available on  Palomar College has articulation agreements with a variety of institutions of higher education.  They include, University of California (UC) campuses, California State University (CSU) campuses, private and out-of-state colleges/universities. continues to undergo significant technical challenges as a result of a technical upgrade to a new ASSIST site.  The ASSIST Resource Center is the source of updates and news about the status and expected launch date of the new website.  Course articulation agreements and new curriculum effective fall 2017 and after cannot be displayed at this time.  Individual CSU and UC campus program and curriculum updates are provided on a continuous basis.  These updates may be found on the left menu.  Additionally, Palomar curriculum changes are provided, including Palomar College’s active course list displaying GE approval.

Articulation Updates and Announcements

A new ASSIST is coming!

ASSIST is scheduled to go live May 2019 to include major preparation articulation agreements between the California Community Colleges and The California State University and University of California.  Please visit the ASSIST Resource Center for more information.



California State University Major Articulation Updates

ASSIST continues to experience delays in housing up to date articulation information.  The California State University has provided a temporary website to house all CSU campus articulation changes in one location.  This website includes links to each campus solution to provide the public articulation information as it relates to major and course to course articulation changes.

University of California Major Preparation ASSIST updates

Work is currently underway to launch a new ASSIST website, and as a result, major preparation information for 2017-18 and 2018-19 is posted on individual UC campus websites (specifically, you’ll find major preparation articulation or how courses at the community college may be used for major preparation requirements at each UC campus).

In the meantime, continues to display transferability information up to and including the 2016-17 academic year.  For 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 major preparation information, please visit the UC link and navigate to the UC campus site for details.





Temporary ASSIST (TempIST)

The California Intersegmental Articulation Council (CIAC) is providing a temporary site to house individual CSU campus articulation and/or program updates.  This site is known as Temporary ASSIST (TempIST) and will be updated as each university adds to the list.


CSU San Marcos Engineering

PHYS 200/201 will no longer be articulated to CSUSM PHYS 201/202 effective Fall 2019.  Students in the pipeline who completed PHYS 200/201, or are planning on completing PHYS 200/201 to satisfy CSUSM PHYS 201/202, will have their articulation honored during the time it was completed up until Fall 2019.  Beginning Fall 2019, students should plan to complete the appropriate PHYS series on to satisfy PHYS 201/202 excluding Palomar’s PHYS 200/201.

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Electrical Engineering


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