1 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY DAVIS IRVINE LOS ANGELES MERCED RIVERSIDE SAN DIEGO SANTA BARBARA SANTA CRUZ The California State University Working for California PIERCE COLLEGE: THE SMART CHOICE THE SMART CHOICE Marit ime Academy Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly SLO Baker sfield Channel Islands Chico Dominguez Hills E a s t B a y F r e s n o F u l l e r t o n H u m b o l d t L o n g B e a c h L o s A n g e l e s M o n t e r e y B a y N o r t h r i d g e Sacramento San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Jose San Marcos Sonoma Stanislaus
2 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) IGETC Standards 1.1 The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a series of courses prospective transfer students attending California Community Colleges may complete to satisfy the lower division breadth/general education requirements at both the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU). It was developed to simplify the transfer process. If you choose to follow IGETC, you must complete it before you transfer; otherwise you will be required to satisfy the specific lower division general education requirements of the college or school at the UC or CSU campus you attend. All IGETC coursework does not have to be completed at the same college. Courses taken at more than one California Community College may be used to fulfill IGETC. However, courses taken at other California Community Colleges are counted only in the area(s) where they are listed for that college. See the Applying Courses section for details. IGETC is most helpful if you want to keep your options open you know you want to transfer but have not yet decided upon a particular institution, campus or major. Certain students, however, are not well served by following IGETC. If you intend to transfer into a major that requires extensive lower division preparation, such as engineering or the physical and natural sciences, you should concentrate on completing the many major prerequisites for which the college screens to determine eligibility for admission. See IGETC Exceptions section. The Pierce counselors or a CSU/UC admissions representative can give you additional information about IGETC and advise you on which path is best for you. IGETC is not an admissions requirement. Completing it is not required, nor does it guarantee admission to the campus or program of choice. However, completing the lower division breadth/general education requirements through IGETC or the campus-specific requirements (depending upon the program) may improve your chances for admission to a competitive campus and/or program. Associate Degree Information An Associate Degree is not a requirement for transfer to the CSU or UC campuses. Completing the Associate Degree does not necessarily meet the university-admission requirements for transfer to the CSU or UC campuses. Private and out-of-state colleges and universities have unique transfer requirements. However, if you would like to transfer to a university and earn an associate degree, early educational planning can make this goal achievable. You should meet with a counselor early in your studies to develop an Educational Plan that fulfills both transfer requirements and associate degree requirements. Minimum Unit Requirement A course must have a minimum unit value of 3 semester or 4 quarter units to meet the requirements for IGETC. It is not acceptable to take three 1-unit-courses to fulfill a 3-unit requirement because as a rule three 1-unit-courses will not together provide the depth or rigor of a single 3-unit course. Exceptions: 1. Laboratory courses intended to accompany lecture courses quarter-unit Math and English courses may be applied to IGETC Areas 1A or 2 if they are part of a sequence. See a Pierce Counselor for details. Combining Quarter and Semester Units When combining quarter and semester unit values within an IGETC area, units shall be converted to either all quarter units or all semester units to best serve the student. For example, in Social/Behavioral Sciences (Area 4), a student needs either a minimum of 9 semester units or 12 quarter units. If a student takes one 4 quarter unit course and two 3 semester unit courses, convert the semester units to quarter units (6 units x 1.5 quarter units=9 quarter units). The student will be credited with 13 quarter units in Area 4 and has satisfied the requirement. Minimum Grade Requirement A minimum C grade is required in each college course for IGETC. A C is defined as a minimum of 2.0 grade points on a 4.0 scale. A C minus grade valued at less than 2.0 grade points on a 4.0 scale cannot be used for IGETC certification. Language Other Than English High School Grade Exception: For the UC Language Other Than English requirement, IGETC Area 6A, the University of California does not count minus or plus grades for high school coursework, only the whole grade is used. In other words, a C- grade is counted as a C. Example: A student receiving C- grades in high school Spanish 1 and 2 meets the language proficiency requirement. Pass/No Pass-Credit/No Credit Courses in which a student receives a pass grade may be used for IGETC if the college s policy states that a pass designation is equivalent to a C grade (2.0 grade points on a 4.0 scale) or better, which it is at Pierce College. The UC system allows a maximum of 14 semester units on a Pass/No Pass (Credit/No Credit) basis of the 60 transferable semester units required for admission.
3 There is no system-wide policy for CSU campuses. Therefore, each campus has established its own policy on limitations of courses transferred with grades of credit. See the CSU Student Academic Support website: under Counselors and Educators, for information. Applying Courses Courses may be used only once to satisfy one IGETC subject area, even if they are listed in the course agreement under more than one subject area. Courses may be used to satisfy both IGETC and major requirements. Warning: Many students attend multiple California Community College campuses. If that s you, be sure to follow the IGETC at each college of attendance. IGETC policy states that IGETC coursework completed in a specific subject area will be used in the area designated by the California Community College at which the course was completed. This is also the policy if you complete courses at more than one of the LACCD campuses. You must follow the IGETC of each campus you attend. For example, English 102 at Pierce College fulfills IGETC Area 1B but at Valley College, English 102 fulfills IGETC Area 3B. The course will be applied to the IGETC Area of the school where it was taken. Students cannot choose where to place a course. Instructional Televisions Courses (ITV) must be listed on LA Mission s IGETC to receive credit for an IGETC subject area. Coursework completed for IGETC will be honored provided that the course was on the college s approved IGETC list when it was completed. The IGETC is updated at the beginning of each academic year. For all IGETC information, including current and prior course histories, consult the Assist website at Certification It is your responsibility to petition for IGETC certification before you transfer. Once you have finished your IGETC coursework, the Pierce Graduation Office will help you with your petition. Certification of IGETC completion is the responsibility of the last California Community College you attend prior to transfer. Only California Community Colleges may certify completion of IGETC. Use of External Exams on IGETC There is no limit on the number of external exams that can be applied to IGETC. Use of External Exam credit for admissions purposes: Actual external exam transfer credit awarded for admission for the exams listed in this section along with additional exams is determined by the CSU and UC. The UC Policy for external exam credit can be found in the publication Quick Reference for Counselors at: www. universityofcalifornia.edu/educators/counselors/ adminfo/freshman/advising/credit/aptest.html. Complete details of the official CSU External Exam Policy can be found on CSU Chancellor s website: edu/app/general-ed-transfer.shtml Use of AP Exams: A score of 3, 4, or 5 is required to grant credit for IGETC certification. An acceptable AP score for IGETC equates to either 3 semester or 4 quarter units for certification purposes. Each AP exam may be applied to one IGETC area as satisfying one course requirement, with the exception of Language other Than English (LOTE). Students who have earned credit from an AP exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both. Students earning scores of 3, 4, or 5 in the physical and biological science AP examinations earn credit toward IGETC Area 5 and meet the IGETC laboratory activity requirement. There is no equivalent AP exam for Area 1B- Critical Thinking/ Composition requirement. AP exams in Biology, Chemistry or Physics B allow CCC campuses to apply 4 semester or 5 quarter units to IGETC certification. For Environmental Science, Physics C: Mechanics and Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism, 3 semester or 4 quarter units are applied for IGETC certification; therefore, students who complete these exams will be required to complete at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units to satisfy the minimum required units for Area 5. AP Examination IGETC Area Art History 3A or 3B Biology 5B with lab Calculus AB Calculus BC Calculus BC/AB subscore Chemistry Chinese Language & Culture Macroeconomics 4 Microeconomics 4 English Language* 1A English Literature* 1A or 3B Environmental Science European History 3B or 4 French Language French Literature German Language Comparative Government & Politics 4 U.S. Government & Politics 4 Human Geography 4 Italian Language & Culture Japanese Language & Culture Latin Literature Latin: Vergil Physics B Physics C mechanics Physics C electricity/magnetism Psychology 4 Spanish Language Spanish Literature Statistics U.S. History 3B or 4 World History 3B or 4
4 Use of External Exams (continued) * Note regarding Score of 3 on either English AP exam:current Pierce College policy will not allow students who scored a 3 on either of the English Advanced Placement exams to progress to IGETC Area 1B: Critical Thinking and English Composition. Students who scored a 3 on either of these exams have the following options for completing the IGETC Area 1B requirement: 1. Take a course to meet IGETC 1B at any of the other eight campuses in the LACCD. All eight campuses will allow students who score 3 or higher on either of the English AP exams to enroll in an IGETC 1B course. West Los Angeles has online courses available that satisfy IGETC 1B. See the Applying Courses section of this document for details. OR 2. On a case-by-case basis, students who scored a 3 can meet with the Pierce English Department Chair or their designee, and complete a written assignment. The English faculty member will determine whether the completed assignment demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a course(s) requiring English 101 as a prerequisite. At the faculty members discretion, they can clear the student to enroll in a course that meets IGETC 1B. OR 3. Students who scored a 3 may choose to enroll in English 101 at Pierce. However, the UC and CSU campuses may not grant unit or course credit for English 101. The IGETC Standards v1.1 states: Students who have earned credit from an AP exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both. Students cannot choose which they want credit for, the AP exam or the course. The university will give credit for what was first passed. In this case, it will be the AP exam. Use of International Baccalaureate (IB) exams on IGETC: A score of 5, 6 or 7 on Higher Level exams is required to grant credit for IGETC certification. An acceptable IB score for IGETC equates to either 3 semester or 4 quarter units for certification purposes. Students who have earned credit from an IB exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both. International Baccalaureate (IB) IGETC Area IB Biology HL 5B (without lab) IB Chemistry HL 5A (without lab) IB Economics HL 4B IB Geography HL 4E IB History (any region) HL 3B or 4F* IB Language A1 (any language, except English) HL IB Language A2 (any language, except English ) HL IB Language A1 (any language) HL 3B IB Language A2 (any language) HL 3B IB Language B (any language) HL 6A IB Mathematics HL IB Physics HL 5A (without lab) IB Psychology HL 4I IB Theatre HL 3A *IB exam may be used in either area regardless of where the certifying CCC s discipline is located. Example: History at a CCC is approved for Area 3B. The History IB may be used in Areas 3B or Area 4. Use of College Level Examination Program (CLEP) on IGETC: CLEP cannot be used on IGETC IGETC Exceptions All UC and CSU campuses will accept the completed IGETC to satisfy all lower division general education requirements. However, individual colleges or majors within a CSU or UC campus may not accept IGETC for meeting general education. A list of those UC colleges and majors are found on the following website: adminfo/transfer/advising/igetc.html For information on CSU campuses, students should consult with the individual CSU campus for details. Foreign Coursework on IGETC Foreign coursework (coursework from non-u.s. regionally accredited institutions) may not be used on the IGETC. Students with a substantial amount of coursework from institutions outside the United States should consult with a Pierce counselor to determine whether they should complete IGETC or the lower division breadth/general education requirements at the campus they plan to attend. Coursework from other United States regionally accredited colleges and universities Courses that are completed at a United States regionally accredited institution may be applied on the IGETC if the course(s) is determined to meet one of the Area requirements. You must make an appointment to meet with a Pierce Counselor to have courses completed at other United States regionally accredited institutions considered for use on IGETC. Visit the Pierce Counseling website to make an appointment online. Be sure to select Transcript Evaluation as the reason for the appointment. It is unlikely that institutions other than California Community Colleges will have a combined course in critical thinking-english composition that fulfills the IGETC Area 1B requirement. So, if you have completed a course at a college or university other than a California Community College, be sure to meet with a Pierce Counselor soon so you know where you stand and have time to complete additional coursework if necessary. IGETC Area 6: Language Other Than English You may demonstrate proficiency for the purpose of fulfilling the Language Other Than English IGETC requirement in one of the following ways: 1. Satisfactory completion of two years of high school coursework (U.S. high school or high school in country where the language of instruction is English) in a language other than English, with a grade of C- or better in each course. The two years must be in the same language. This is the only case in which a C- grade may clear an IGETC requirement. Students may clear D and F grades in less advanced high school coursework, by completing more advanced high school coursework with grades of C- or higher. 2. Satisfactory completion of a course (or courses) at a U.S. regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better in each course. The Pierce College courses that can be used to satisfy the Language Other Than English
5 IGETC Area 6 (continued) (LOTE) requirement are indicated on Page 7, Area 6 of this document. The course or courses must be equivalent to 2 years of high school work. 3. Satisfactory completion, with C grades or better, of two years of formal schooling at the sixth grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is not English. Appropriate documentation must be presented to substantiate that the required coursework was completed. If an official sealed transcript cannot be obtained from a foreign institution an unofficial or opened transcript may be used to verify proficiency. Students who cannot provide documentation should either pass one of the examinations or tests listed below in 4 through 10, or satisfactorily complete an appropriate language course at their college, as outlined in Satisfactory score on the SAT II: Subject Test in languages other than English. Before May 1995 use 1st score; if taken after May 1995 use 2nd score: Chinese with listening: 500/520 Hebrew (Modern): 500/470 Korean/Korean with listening: /500 French/French with listening: 500/540 Italian: 500/520 Latin: 500/530 German/German with listening: 500/510 Japanese with listening: 500/510 Spanish/Spanish with listening: 500/ Satisfactory score, 3 or higher, in the College Board Advanced Placement examinations in languages other than English. 6. Satisfactory score, 5 or higher, in the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations in language other than English. 7. Satisfactory completion of an achievement test administered by a community college, university, or other college in a language other than English. The test must assess the student s proficiency at the level equivalent to two years of high school language. This conclusion must be posted on a transcript indicating unit, course title and grade or on a document with letter head of the institution granting proficiency stating that the student has mastered proficiency in the language equivalent to two years of high school language. 8. If an achievement test is not available, a faculty member associated with a United States regionally accredited institution of higher education can verify a student s competency. The institution must provide a document on letter head asserting that the student has mastered proficiency in the language equivalent to two years of high school study. 9. Language other than English O level exam with grade of A, B, or C. 10. Language other than English International A Level exam with a score of 5, 6, or A Defense Language Institute language other than English course which is indicated as passed with a C or higher on the official transcript. ASSIST Assist is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and upto-date information about student transfer in California. You can use ASSIST to find community college courses that are transferable to a UC or CSU campus and how those courses might be used to satisfy specific subject matter requirements for admissions, General Education, or lower division major preparation. You can use ASSIST to explore the majors available at University of California and California State University campuses. UC Transfer Information If you plan to transfer to the University of California from a California Community College, start with a visit to uctransfer. universityofcalifornia.edu/. This website explains what you ll need to do to transfer and how you can make smart course choices now that will maximize your chances of being admitted to UC. Because you re starting your path to a bachelor s degree at a California Community College, you re already on your way to success: UC gives priority admission to California Community College transfer students 8 of every 10 California Community College applicants are qualified and admitted Nearly one third of all UC bachelor s degrees go to transfer students On average, junior transfer students graduate after 2.4 years at UC The UC created this site to help make your journey to UC as smooth as possible. First-time visitors should go through each section of the site starting with Choose Your Major/Campus. They ll be adding more information and tools to the site, so come back often, ask questions, and remember: You can do it! CSUMentor CSUMentor is an online resource designed to help you and your family learn about the CSU system, select a CSU campus to attend, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission. There s information on admissions requirements, majors, course planning and applying.
6 Los Angeles Pierce College Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the information below is accurate and timely. However, this information is unofficial and should be checked against the official information found on the ASSIST Student s Name: ID - - DOB / / Counselor s Name: Date: This IGETC Plan totals approximately CSU/UC transferable semester units. A minimum of 60 CSU/UC transferable semester units is required for transfer. You will need to complete additional coursework in your major and maybe some elective courses. Please see a counselor to develop an Educational Plan so you can reach your goals. A minimum C grade is required in each college course for IGETC. A C is defined as a minimum 2.0 grade points on a 4.0 scale. AREA 1- ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS: (CSU: 3 courses required one from each Area 1A, 1B and 1C. UC: 2 courses required, one each from Area 1A and 1B.) 1A 1B ENGLISH COMPOSITION, 1 course, 3 semester units or 4-5 quarter units. English 101 Advanced Placement exams: English Language or English Literature: score of 3 or higher satisfies requirement Course from other college AP CRITICAL THINKING & ENGLISH COMPOSITION, 1 course, 3 semester units or 4-5 quarter units. English 102, 103; Philosophy 5 Course from other college Notes: 1. Students with a score of 3 on either of the Advanced Placement English exams see Use of AP Exams section of this document for your options. 2. It is rare that courses outside the California Community College system will meet IGETC Area 1B. See the Coursework from other U.S. regionally accredited colleges and universities section of this document for details. 1C ORAL COMMUNICATION (CSU requirement only) 1 course, 3 semester units or 4-5 quarter units. Speech 101, 102, 104, 121 Course from other college AREA 2 - MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS and QUANTITATIVE REASONING: (1 course, 3 semester units or 4-5 quarter units) 2 Math 227, 235, 238, 245, 260, 261, 262; Statistics 1, 7 Advanced Placement exams: Calculus AB, Calculus BC or Statistics: score of 3 or higher satisfies requirement. International Baccalaureate exam: Mathematics HL: score of 5 or higher satisfies this requirement. Course from other college AP/IB AREA 3 - ARTS and HUMANITIES: (3 courses required, at least one course from Area 3A and 3B. 9 semester units or quarter units.) 3A 3B ARTS Art 101, 102, 103, 105, 109, 111, 137, 138, 139, 501, 502; Cinema 3, 104, 107; Dance Studies 802, 803, 804; Music 111, 112, 121, 122; Photography 27; Theater 100, 110 Advanced placement exams: Art History, score of 3 or higher satisfies 1 course and 3 units toward fulfillment of Area 3A or 3B. International Baccalaureate exam: Theatre HL: score of 5 or higher satisfies 1 course and 3 semester units toward fulfillment of this area. Course from other college AP/IB HUMANITIES Anthropology 104 (same as Anthro 161 and Ling 1), 121, 161 (same as Anthro 104 and Ling 1); ASL 3, 4; English 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213 (same as Theater 125), 214, 215, 216, 219, 239, 240, 250, 251, 252, 270; French 3, 4, 5, 6; History 1, 2, 7, 43, 44, 86, 87; Humanities 6, 31, 60; Italian 3, 4, 5, 6; Japanese 3; Linguistics 1 (same as Anthro 104 and 161); Philosophy 1, 2, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 30, 33, 35, 40, 41, 42; Spanish 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 15, 25, 26, 65; Theater 125 (same as English 213) Advanced Placement exams: Art History (3A or 3B), Chinese Language & Culture (), English Literature (1A or 3B), European History (3B or 4), French Language (), French Literature (), German Language (), Italian Language & Culture (), Japanese Language & Culture (), Latin Literature (), Latin Vergil (3B and 6A), Spanish Language (), Spanish Literature (), U.S. History (3B or 4), World History (3B or 4): score of 3 or higher satisfies 1 course and 3 units toward fulfillment of area. International Baccalaureate exams: History HL (any region), Language A1 HL (any language), Language A2 HL (any language): score of 5 or higher satisfies 1 course and 3 semester units toward fulfillment of this area. Course from other college AP/IB
7 AREA 4 - SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: (3 courses from at least 2 academic disciplines; 9 semester units or quarter units) 4 Adm Jus 1, 2, 4, 67; Anthropology 102, 104 (same as Anthro 161 and Ling 1), 105, 106, 109, 132, 161 (same as Anthro 104 and Ling 1), 162 (same as Ling 2), 163 (same as Ling 3); Broadcasting 1; Chicano Studies 2, 80; Child Development 1 (same as Psychology 11); Economics 1, 2, 30, 60; Geography 2, 7, 21, 22; History 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 20, 29, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 52, 76, 86, 87; Journalism 100, 251; Law 3; Linguistics 1 (same as Anthro 104, 161), 2 (same as Anthro 162). 3 (same as Anthro 163); Political Science 1, 2, 5, 7, 14, 19, 30, 37 (sames as Soc 37), 42, 43; Psychology 1, 6, 11 (same as Child Development 1), 12, 13, 14, 32, 41, 52, 66; Sociology 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 13, 15, 21, 28, 29, 35, 37 (same as Pol Sci 37), 86, 87; Spanish 10, 16; Speech 121, 122 Advanced Placement exams: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, European History (3B or 4), Comparative Government and Politics, U.S. Government and Politics, Human Geography, Psychology, U.S. History (3B or 4), World History (3B or 4): score of 3 or higher satisfies 1 course and 3 units toward fulfillment of area. International Baccalaureate exams: Economics HL, Geography HL, History (any region) HL, Psychology HL: score of 5 or higher satisfies one course and 3 semester units toward fulfillment of area. Course from other college(s) AP/IB AREA 5 - PHYSICAL and BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: (2 courses, 1 from each Area 5A and 5B, at least one course must include a laboratory. Lab courses are italic. 7-9 semester units or 9-12 quarter units. The lab selected must correspond to the lecture course used.) 5A 5B PHYSICAL SCIENCES Astronomy 1, 2, 3; Chemistry 60, 101, 102, 211, 212, 221; Environmental Science 1, 7; Geography 1, 3 (same as Meteorology 3), 15; Geology 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 2BCD (2BCD must all be taken to receive certification credit); Meteorology 3 (same as Geography 3); Oceanography 1, 10; Physical Science 4; Physics 6, 7, 11, 12, 66, 67, 101, 102, 103 Advanced Placement exams: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics B, Physics C mechanics, Physics C electricity/ magnetism: score of 3 or higher satisfies area and laboratory requirement. International Baccalaureate exam: Chemistry HL, Physics HL: score of 5 or higher satisfies Area 5A without lab. Course from other college(s) AP/IB BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Anatomy 1; Anthropology 101, 111; Biology 3, 6, 7, 10, 11ABC (Biology 11ABC must all be taken to receive certification credit), 110, 121, 122, 123; Environmental Science 2; Microbiology 1, 20; Physiology 1; Psychology 2, 73 Advanced Placement exams: Biology: score of 3 or higher satisfies area and laboratory requirement. International Baccalaureate exam: Biology HL: score of 5 or higher satisfies this Area 5B without lab Course from other college AP/IB AREA 6 - LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH - UC Requirement Only See IGETC Area 6: Language Other Than English of this document for details. 6 ASL 2; French 2; Italian 2; Japanese 2; Spanish 2. If language level 3 or higher is used to satisfy this requirement, it may also be used in Area 3 B High school: 2 years of the same foreign language with C- or better GPA. Other: See IGETC Area 6: Language Other Than English section of this document for details. Advanced Placement exams: Chinese Language and Culture, French Language, French Literature, German Language, Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, Latin Literature, Latin Vergil, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature: score of 3 or higher satisfies requirement. International Baccalaureate exams: Language A1 HL (any language, Language A2 HL (any language except English), Language B HL (any language): score of 5 or higher satisfies this area. Course from other college AP/IB AREA 7 - CSU US HISTORY, CONSTITUTION, AMERICAN IDEALS GRADUATION REQUIREMENT Not part of IGETC, but may be completed prior to transfer. For IGETC certification purposes, courses used to satisfy this CSU graduation requirement may also be used to satisfy IGETC Subject Areas 3 and/or 4. However, if a course(s) is used to satisfy both an IGETC subject-area requirement and the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement, some CSU campuses may require students to take an additional course(s) after transfer. CSUN will NOT require an additional course(s). Other CSU campuses should be consulted directly regarding their policy. Students satisfy this CSU graduation requirement through coursework in three areas: US-1: Historical development of American institutions and ideals US-2: U.S. Constitution and government US-3: California state and local government Conditions: * This requirement may be met before or after transfer to the CSU. * If a course is approved for more than one US Area, a student may use the course to satisfy all areas listed. * US-1 met with a score of 3 or higher on the AP US History exam or a score of 50 or higher on the CLEP US History I or II exams. * US-2 (but not US-3) may be completed with a score of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement US Government & Politics. US1 US2 US3 History 11, 12, 13, 41, 42, 43, 44, 52; AP exam: US History score of 3 or higher. CLEP exams: US History I or II min. score of 50 Course from other college AP/CLEP Political Science 1, 19; Advanced Placement exam: US Government & Politics score of 3 or higher. Course from other college AP History 20; Political Science 1, 19 Course from other college
8 Reach Your Goals Here are some steps you can take to reach your transfer goals: Identify your goals and possible majors Think about which subjects interest you and what type of career you would like. Take advantage of the Career Counseling services at Pierce College. Explore CSU and UC majors on the ASSIST Meet with a Pierce Counselor Work with a Pierce Counselor to develop a long-term educational plan that outlines which courses you are going to take and when. Determine the GPA you must earn not only to meet minimum admissions requirements and to become a competitive applicant. Meet with a Pierce Counselor at least once each semester, particularly before you choose courses for the upcoming term. Explore the Transfer Admission Guarantees at Pierce College Seven UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to California Community College students who meet specific requirements. By participating in a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program, you receive early review of your academic records, early admission notification, and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework. Visit uctransfer. universityofcalifornia.edu/ for complete details. Join the Honor s Program at Pierce College Completion of the Pierce College Honor s Programs satisfies the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program requirements. Complete details can be found on the Pierce Honor s Meet with University Representatives University Representatives frequently visit Pierce College. Meet with them, ask questions and collect information. You can view the schedule and make an appointment online on the Pierce Transfer Take a course at a UC or CSU campus while attending Pierce College Through the Cross Enrollment program you can experience university life at any participating UC or CSU campus while attending Pierce College for only $ Both CSUN and UCLA participate in this program. Conditions do apply. See the Cross Enrollment link on the Pierce Transfer website for complete Enroll in Personal Development 40: College Success Seminar This course is both UC and CSU transferable and fulfills a CSU general education requirement. It will give you a comprehensive overview of how to be a successful student and the tools and skills you need to transfer successfully. Keep Application Deadlines in Mind Make sure you know exactly when you need to apply. Application deadlines may vary by campus. UC Application website: CSU Application website: Stay focused You have much more going on in your life than simply attending school. Working toward transfer is a long-term goal, one that can be easily derailed. Try to stay focused on your educational objectives; they are important and attainable. IGETC Last Updated: 06/22/10