New ASSIST – Learn How to See Courses that Transfer to a California State University (CSU) Campus

New ASSIST – Learn How to See Courses that Transfer to a California State University (CSU) Campus

October 19, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Welcome to the ASSIST tutorial series. In
this tutorial, learn how to see courses that transfer to a California State
University (CSU) campus on the new assist.org. The articulation and transfer information in ASSIST is best used with the guidance and expertise of an academic advisor. Be
sure you talk to your counselor or Transfer Center advisor at your
community college, and an admissions advisor or departmental advisor at the
university campus you plan to attend. Whether searching for community college
courses that are transferable to a UC or CSU campus, the first step is selecting
the academic year in which the courses were, or will be, completed. You can type
directly into the menu box, or use the down and up arrows to scroll through an
entire list of available academic years. If you are not sure which academic year
to select, you can click the question mark “?” icon above the menu for additional
information. Once you have selected the academic year,
select the community college where the courses were, or will be, completed. From
the institution drop-down menu, just like the academic year menu, you can start
typing a community college name directly into the menu line and the results will
automatically filter down as you do so. You can also use the up and down arrows
to see a complete list of institutions, and scroll through to find a specific
one. In any search scenario, if you are not sure what to select here, you can always
click on the question mark “?” icon and find additional instructions. Once you have selected an academic year and a community college from the institution drop-down menu, the Transferable Courses search box becomes available. You have six
transferability lists to choose from, but to find courses that transfer to a CSU,
you will select the “CSU Transferable Courses” option from the menu, then click “View Transferability Lists”
once the button activates. Once the “View Transferability Lists” button is
clicked, you can see that the Transfer Information box moves to the left of the
screen, and additional columns cascade out, with the “view by” options in the
middle column and then the “download or view” options that will open in the far
right-hand column. All three columns will display the academic year, community
college, and type of transferability list selected at the top. You can view the CSU
transferable course list “by department” or “by prefix.” You can scroll through the
full list of departments or prefixes, or type directly into the search
box and your results will narrow as you go. Select the “All Departments” option to view a
full list of community college courses that transfer to a CSU campus, then click
“View Course List” or “Download Course List.” Once you have clicked to view or download
the CSU transferable course list, and have opened the document, you will find a
list of all CSU transferable courses from the specific community college,
organized by department or prefix, with clear and clean columns and font. The
course prefix, number, title, units, and other relevant transferability areas
will display. Most browsers also have the option to view documents in “outline format,” which gives you a quick and easy way to jump to different departments.
This can be particularly helpful when you are viewing an “All Departments” or “All Prefixes” list and want to jump to a specific department or prefix. For additional support using the assist website, click on the “Support” link at the
bottom of the page, in the blue band. The support page includes options for
contacting us, linking to resources, and providing feedback. You can contact us
directly at [email protected] or dialing (949) 824-4385. You can also access the
ASSIST Resource Center, where important information, tutorials, and helpful tools
are just a click away. Finally, as with any new website, your feedback is
extremely important. Take our survey to let us know what you think of the new
assist.org website.