According to those at College Board, www.collegeboard.com articulation agreements state specific policies that are related to transferring credits and coursework between schools and are supposed to make it easier for students transferring from one college to another.
An excellent example of an articulation agreement is between community colleges and universities. These agreements can even go across state lines. Some agreements are at the program level, i.e. students with associates degrees in forestry may be allowed unconditional entry into a university's forestry program.
Your school adviser should be on top of any articulation agreement changes. Some of the reasons for change are the following:
- Programs are constantly being updated by the faculty of a university
- Some programs end
- New programs begin
Check your school's Web site and admissions office because some state and local college systems publish detailed listings showing each community college course's equivalent at four-year colleges within that system. In addition, read all additional information about transferring to that particular college.
Articulation agreements are designed to make things easier, but there is no guarantee. The college you choose to transfer to has the final say in what transfers and what doesn't.