In 2018, ASSIST launched the Course Transferability Tool, a temporary site for transferability lists beginning with academic year 2017-2018. The site will be available to the public until the new ASSIST public site is released in May 2019.
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Course Transferability Tool Website Versus the New ASSIST Website >
1. Why create the Course Transferability Tool and what information will be displayed?
The Course Transferability Tool was created in order to make course transferability information for academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 available to the public until the new ASSIST public site can be released in May 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
2. Is there a tutorial available for the Course Transferability Tool that I can share with others on my campus?
A Course Transferability Tool tutorial is now available >
3. Will transferability lists be viewable by department and area?
All transferability lists will be viewable by department. Institutions who choose not to organize their courses by department will have lists available by prefix. All departments (or prefixes) at a given college will appear on a single transferability list in a PDF format. Please note: in the new ASSIST public site, distinct department, prefix and area-specific lists will be available.
4. 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).
5. Are there any changes in how the UC Transferable Courses list will display?
The “#” symbol denoting something new or changed will not appear on the UC Transferable Courses lists.
6. Why might some courses appear on the transferability lists displayed on the Course Transferability Tool that are not included on the 2016-2017 lists on the legacy ASSIST public site (www.assist.org)?
California Community College courses have been reviewed from within the new ASSIST system since December 2016. Any course transferability decisions made since that time, some of which may be retroactive to Fall 2016, will be reflected on the transferability lists displayed on the Course Transferability Tool.
7. Where can we find information regarding major, department and general education articulation agreements?
Articulation agreement information can be accessed from the legacy ASSIST public site (www.assist.org). The new ASSIST public site will include both course transferability information and articulation information when released in May 2019.
8. Will the legacy ASSIST public site still be available when the Course Transferability Site is released?
The legacy ASSIST public site will still be available when the Course Transferability Site is released because the information contained in each site differs by available content and academic year. The legacy ASSIST public site contains transferability lists for academic year 2016-2017 and prior in addition to articulation agreements. The Course Transferability Tool only includes transferability lists for academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. When the new ASSIST public site is released in May 2019, both the legacy ASSIST public site and the Course Transferability Site will be retired with the release of the new public site. For a comparison of the Course Transferability Tool and the new ASSIST public site, please click here.
9. How often will transferability lists be updated?
The lists will be regenerated each night. Any information published during the day will become available the following business day.
10. Whom should I contact if I have questions about this website or its content?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. The ASSIST team will provide assistance or direct your inquiry to the appropriate party for response.
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 to extract files, reports, and web services.
For users within the UC, CSU, and CCC segments
For stakeholders interested in accessing legacy ASSIST data extracts (December 2016 and prior), please email email@example.com to request instructions, or simply visit the ASSIST FTP site where you previously accessed such files. For stakeholders interested in accessing new ASSIST data extracts (January 2017 and onward), data files will be made available as soon as possible.
For third-party requestors (i.e., stakeholders outside the UC, CSU, and CCC systems)
For stakeholders interested in accessing new ASSIST data extracts (January 2017 and onward), data files will be made available as soon as possible after the new system’s public launch.
ASSIST web services availability to all data requestors
New ASSIST post-launch development (after May 2019) will focus on additional system features and initial enhancements, which includes web services and the delivery of comprehensive data reports. These development items will be prioritized based on downstream system needs for UC, CSU, and CCC, as evaluated by the ASSIST Executive Management & Oversight Committee.