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What is Articulation?

Articulation is the process  that links two educational institutions to help students make a smooth transition from the Community College to the college or university without experiencing a delay or duplication of coursework.  Courses at the community college are identified as equivalent to courses at the university.  This allows students to fulfill a university requirement by taking an identified equivalent course (articulated course) at the Community College.  This equivalency, or articulation, can be done course-to-course, for major requirements and/or for general education requirements.  In some cases, courses are only articulated (identified) as elective courses.  This means that though the units will transfer, the course does not fulfill any of the above listed requirements.

Articulation at Palomar

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.


Visit California Community Colleges' HBCU Transfer Program website