The first phase of the new ASSIST public website was released on May 31, 2019. See below for resources and frequently asked questions.
1. What information will be available when the new ASSIST public website is released on May 31, 2019?
All six transferability lists will be available including the following:
- CSU Transferable Courses
- UC Transferable Courses
- UC Transfer Admission Eligibility Courses
- IGETC for UC and CSU
- CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses
- CSU US History, Constitution and American Ideals Courses
Transferability lists for academic years up to and including 2015-2016 will be displayed in the form of legacy ASSIST PDFs.
Transferability lists for academic years 2016-2017 and beyond will be displayed in a PDF of the new ASSIST format as available for each institution. Please note that the UC Transferable Courses list (the UC TCA) for 2019-2020 will not become available until Fall 2019 when the UC TCA review process has completed.
Department, Prefix, Major and General Education articulation agreements will be made available as follows:
- Articulation agreements for academic years 2015-2016 and prior will be displayed in the form of legacy ASSIST PDFs.
- Articulation agreements for academic year 2016-2017 will be displayed either in the legacy ASSIST PDF format, or in the new ASSIST PDF format, as determined by each four-year institution.
- Articulation agreements for academic years 2017-2018 and beyond will be displayed in the new ASSIST PDF format as available for each institution.
2. Will I find articulation agreements for every academic year?
At the time of public release of the new ASSIST website, articulation agreements for the most recent academic years will still be under construction due to timing of when system functionality was in place for articulation agreements to be completed and published. As articulation agreements are finalized for publication, they will be made available on the new ASSIST website. In the meantime, you can access major requirement information for the most recent academic years directly from the public site via the UC and CSU specific website links as shown below. This FAQ will be updated with additional timeline information once available. Please check back regularly.
3. Is there a tutorial available for the new ASSIST public website that I can share with others on my campus?
New ASSIST public website tutorials may be accessed from the Tutorials page of the ASSIST Resource Center by May 31st.
4. Will transferability lists and articulation agreements be viewable by each department, area or major?
Transferability lists and articulation agreements for academics years up to and including 2015-2016 (Legacy ASSIST PDFs):
- All list options available in the legacy ASSIST system (each department, each area, each major, etc.) will be available on the new ASSIST public website.
- Four-year institutions who opt to display 2016-2017 PDFs of major, department, and general education agreements from the legacy ASSIST system will also have all list options available.
Transferability lists and articulation agreements generated from the new ASSIST system for academic years 2016-2017 and beyond:
- With the first phase of the release, selections available for transferability lists and articulation agreements generated from within the new system will be in an “All” format. For example, CSU Transferable Courses by all departments, or all majors, instead of individual majors.
- Once certain performance improvements have been completed, additional individualized “view by” selections will become available.
- In the meantime, web browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer have outline views so a specific department or major can quickly be selected and accessed.
- Firefox: The Document Outline feature should open on the left hand side of your screen with the opening of a PDF. If not, click on “Show Document Outline” symbol at the top left of the screen. You can then click on a specific department, major, etc., and jump right to that spot on the list or agreement.
- Chrome: Click on the “Bookmark” symbol at the top right of the screen after a list or agreement PDF has been opened. You can then click on a specific department, major, etc., and jump right to that spot on the list or agreement.
- Internet Explorer: A menu should open automatically on the left hand side of your screen once a PDF list or agreement has been opened. Click on the list selected to see available choices. Click on a specific department, major, etc., and jump right to that spot on the list or agreement.
Note: For academic years 2016-2017 and beyond, institutions who choose not to organize their courses by department will have transferability lists and articulation agreements available by prefix instead of department.
5. Have there been any changes made to the textual information at the top of each transferability list compared to what existed in the Legacy ASSIST lists?
In general, only minor edits were made to the list headers to provide clarity or to remove information that is no longer relevant. Any important differences within the lists themselves, and any relevant association with the list headers, are addressed in the following FAQs.
6. Are footnotes and comments still included on the transferability lists?
Footnotes and comments previously included on the CSU GE, CSU AI, and IGETC transferability lists in the legacy system were phased out. In most cases, the footnotes or comments that previously appeared on these lists ended prior to the 2017-2018 academic year. If additional footnotes or comments are available, a link will be provided within the text at the top of the list. Footnotes continue to appear on the UC Transferable Courses list (the UC TCA).
7. Are there any changes in how the UC Transferable Courses list (the UC TCA) will display?
The “#” symbol denoting something new or changed will not appear on UC Transferable Course lists in the first phase of release. It will be added back as a feature on this list with future releases.
8. Will the legacy ASSIST public website and the Course Transferability Tool website still be available once the new ASSIST public website is released?
When the new ASSIST public website is released on May 31, 2019, both the legacy ASSIST public website (including Explore Majors functionality) and the Course Transferability Tool website will be retired. Those who have access to the legacy ASSIST Maintenance Reports will still be able to utilize that resource.
9. Whom should I contact if I have questions?
Please email email@example.com with any questions. The ASSIST team will provide assistance or direct your inquiry to the appropriate party for response. You may also provide public website feedback using the feedback form located on the public website Support page.
10. How often will information on the ASSIST public site be updated?
Transferability list and articulation agreement PDFs from the new ASSIST system for academic years 2016-2017 and beyond will be regenerated nightly if changes are made. Any information published during the day will become available the following business day subject to publication rules regarding changes made in the middle of an academic year (winter, spring, and summer terms).
No updates will be made to legacy ASSIST PDFs of transferability lists and articulation agreements for academic years prior to and including 2016-2017. The PDFs of those lists and agreements were produced in the legacy ASSIST system and no further changes are taking place in that system.
11. When will extracts and web services containing course transferability information become available?
The ASSIST project’s timeline is based on a phased approach to key deliverables, including ASSIST data access via extract files, reports, and web services. Please see the Statement on ASSIST Data Requests document for more information.
12. Where is the "Explore Majors" feature?
The “Explore Majors” feature was not included in the first phase of the ASSIST public website release. ASSIST will be forming a stakeholder group in Fall 2019 to discuss “Explore Majors” functionality, how it is most commonly utilized, and to determine current user needs. The information obtained from that group will help inform how and when “Explore Majors” work will be addressed.