The information on this webpage is primarily intended for faculty and staff involved in the articulation review process.
Information for students, including the current status of, can be found on our Transfer Credit webpage

What is transfer articulation?

Articulation refers to the review process between postsecondary institutions regarding the transferability of courses and is coordinated and facilitated by the Office of the Registrar.

Articulation agreements are formal, published agreements between institutions that describe how specific courses (or sequences of courses) taken at one college or university will be accepted as comparable to, or accepted in lieu of, a specific course (or courses) at Humboldt State University. Articulation agreements provide a curricular bridge between institutions to help ensure a smooth transition which prepares students for success in upper division coursework. Articulation agreements also serve as a recruiting tool by highlighting the roadmap of courses to take in order to transfer to and complete a degree at Humboldt State.

Final decisions regarding articulation agreements are made by faculty in the respective disciplines.

Articulation agreements are published on and Learn more about these tools on the on the Transfer Credit webpage.

Articulation Review

Requests will be routed using TES (Transfer Evaluation System) as described below and faculty may enter decisions via the TES system.

Articulation Requests

Articulation requests, proposals, issues and concerns are coordinated by the Office of the Registrar at HSU. The articulation team within the Office of the Registrar works closely with Articulation Officers and personnel at other campuses we have agreements with to communicate, implement and monitor all articulation agreements.

Articulation Decisions

The HSU department chair of the department that offers the most closely corresponding course is responsible for reviewing articulation requests and making decisions about course comparability.*

When articulation requests are forwarded to the department, we will provide the most current Course Outline of Record (COR) for the transfer course when available.  The California Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) with representatives from CCCs, CSUs & UCs) encourages faculty to make articulation decisions based on the COR rather than individual course syllabi.

Additionally, ICAS encourages "CSU and UC faculty to collaborate with the CCCs as they develop or periodically review Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) descriptors (which are based on the COR) for courses in their fields. (For additional information, see A CCC course with a C-ID descriptor should simplify articulation agreements since a review process of the COR has already been completed." Articulating with C-ID descriptors can streamline the articulation review process as well as facilitate transfer for students with the Associate Degree for Transfer. For details and rationale, refer to the ICAS Memo Regarding Articulation and CCC Course Outlines (May 29, 2019) for CSU/UC Department Chairs and Faculty Involved with Community College Articulation.

*The department chair may designate another person in the department as the primary reviewer – generally another discipline faculty member.

Effective Dates

Articulation agreements adhere to strict effective dates and are generally not retroactive. Once approved, students who take the course from that point forward will benefit from the agreement in place. Students who completed the course prior to approval will not receive the articulation and would need to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Transfer Credits without an articulation agreement

Agreements may not exist for every institution or course, or may not have existed at the time the course was taken by a particular student. More information can be found on our Transfer Credit website

Articulation Resources is the official, statewide repository of course articulation agreements and transfer information in the state of California. More information is available on our Transfer Credit webpage.


More information is available on our Enrollment Programs webpage.

TES (Transfer Evaluation System)

TES (Transfer Evaluation System) provides a centralized resource for faculty and articulation staff to route, track, and record the vast majority of articulation requests. Please refer to the TES Evaluation Tracker Guide for Faculty.

Transferology™ (for students)

Includes both California and out-of-state course articulation agreements, general education approvals, Diversity & Common Ground approvals, and more. The Transfer Credit webpage has additional details on how prospective and current students can use this tool.

If you provide a link to Transferology™ for student use, please use HSU’s custom url:
TransferologyLab™ (for staff and faculty)

This companion site provides more robust search features than the student-facing site which are geared toward the needs of advisors and transfer credit evaluators. Staff and faculty may request access at Click on "Log in", enter requested information, and click "Request Lab Account"



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