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Student Transfer, Curriculum Articulation in

Student transfer curriculum articulation refers to a detailed account of the college courses that have been identified as acceptable course equivalents upon a student’s transfer to a new institution for credential or degree completion. Historically, in the United States, the student transfer curriculum articulation has been used for transfer to an institution that grants degrees higher than the student’s home institution—this is often referred to as a vertical transfer. For example, a community college student would seek transfer to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree since the associate degree is the highest credential granted at the community college. Although there are various types of transfer methods, including reverse transfer, whereby university students pursuing a baccalaureate take courses at a community college, and lateral transfer, ...

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