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To facilitate student transfer, the Articulation and Transfer Services (ATS) Office develops and maintains formal articulation agreements, transfer agreements, and transfer admission guarantee contracts between De Anza College (DAC) and regionally accredited four-year colleges and universities.  Additionally, the ATS Office provides support to faculty with the curriculum development process.

What is Articulation?

Articulation is the process of evaluating courses, or a sequence of courses, to determine whether a particular course offered at one educational institution (such as. De Anza College) will meet the requirements for admission, transfer credit, general education or lower-division major preparation at another educational  institution (such as the California State University system, University of California or a private university).

This process ensures that courses completed at De Anza will be credited toward bachelor's degree requirements upon transferring to a four-year college or university.

Articulation and Transfer Resources

Students may view information on DAC articulation agreements and transfer programs by visiting the following:

Students planning to transfer from DAC to a four-year college or university are encouraged to consult with a DAC counselor or academic adviser to develop an educational plan for transfer.

Transfer advising services are available through the Transfer Center, Counseling and Advising Center or through counselors or academic advisers in specialized DAC programs and student services. For more information, visit the DAC Our Counselors page.


NOTE: The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student.  The information posted on this website is designed to assist students in obtaining the most accurate transfer-related information possible.  However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact admission to a transfer university.

Students are encouraged to meet as early as possible in their academic careers and periodically with a DAC counselor or academic adviser and/or a transfer university admissions representative to confirm their choice of classes.

COVID-19 Impact: CSU/UC Transfer Admissions

In response to the extraordinary challenges caused by the COVID-19 to community college students, the CSU and UC have each implemented their own temporary system-wide measures to relax some of their undergraduate admissions standards for Fall 2020 admitted transfer students to ensure that they are not adversely impacted by the disruptions to their educational plans. For more information, visit the following websites:

CSU Admissions: COVID-19 Update

UC Admissions: COVID-19 Update
(Full UC Press Release)

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