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What is Articulation?

Course articulation is the process by which one college matches its courses to courses at another college. Students use course articulation to make sure that courses they take at one college will not have to be repeated when they transfer to another college.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, then you will probably take articulated courses for general education and major preparation.

Articulation Agreements

Many colleges have articulation agreements (also called transfer course agreements), which define which courses they consider comparable. We have articulation agreements with University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and some accredited private and out-of-state colleges.

CSU and UC Articulation Agreements

You can find articulation agreements between Cosumnes River College and both California State University and University of California at The website is undergoing an update, so you can use the following links to find transferability information for the current academic year:

University of California transfer information

California State University transfer information

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Out-of-State/International Transfer Information

Meet With a Counselor

If you are a student, prospective student, or parent, then please meet with a counselor to make an educational plan. Educational plans will help you make a smooth transition from Cosumnes River College to another college or university. The information on this page is not meant to replace meeting with a counselor.

Counseling Office


If you are a representative of a college or university and would like to discuss creating or updating an articulation agreements, please email Juana Esty, Articulation Officer, at or (916) 691-7307.

If you are a high school student interested in Career Education and high school articulation, please contact Traci Scott at (916) 691-7012 or Visit Dual Enrollment and Career Education's High School Articulation pages for more information.