Articulation agreement - A written contract between two schools in which course equivalencies are agreed
to by both schools. For example, on www.assist.org you can find course to course agreements (articulation agreements) between California
community colleges and the CSU and UC system.
CSUMENTOR - This is the application website for the CSU system. Students may apply to the CSU system online by going to www.csumentor.edu.
GE Certification - Completion of the General Education Certification will allow a student to transfer to the California State University (CSU) system without requiring any additional lower division GE courses after transfer. Whether or not you have only completed courses at the ECC-Compton Center or if you have taken GE courses at other schools, you must make an appointment with a counselor to complete your CSU Certification.
IGETC Certification - Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum will permit
transfer to a campus in either the University of California or California State University
system without requiring additional lower division coursework to be completed after
transfer. Meeting with a counselor prior to requesting transcripts and prior to transfer
is required to obtain IGETC Certification.
Lower Division Courses - A term used to describe courses that are usually taught the freshman or sophomore
year of college and are general in content. California community colleges can only
teach lower division courses.
Transferable GPA - This is the GPA that is calculated using the transferable courses, and is the GPA
that is used for admission criteria at 4-year institutions. The general formula for
calculating a transferable GPA is: Total transferable grade points divided by total
transferable units. See your counselor for any assistance in calculating your transferable
grade point average.
UC - This is the abbreviation for "University of California". Examples of UC schools are UCLA and UC Berkeley.
UC Pathways - This is the application website for the UC system. Online applications for the UC system are available at www.ucop.edu/pathways.