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Transfer Planning

In general, it’s recommended that you complete a combination of your lower-division major prep and general education (GE) courses.

We encourage you to meet with a counselor to help you develop an educational plan tailored for your major and specific target colleges/universities.

Below, you will find information on general education patterns and transferable major prep courses that you can take at ELAC. Use our Transfer Planning Worksheet to help you get started.

General Education Patterns

  • CSU GE Breadth
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) – For UCs and CSUs

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Articulation Agreements

An articulation agreement is an agreement between two college campuses that ensures the transferability of courses to meet major and general education requirements.

University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU)

East Los Angeles College maintains articulation agreements with all campuses of the University of California and California State University systems. These agreements can be accessed at

Independent Colleges and Universities

East Los Angeles College maintains articulation agreements with several independent colleges and universities in California. Some agreements list only courses that fulfill general education requirements, while other agreements also list courses that fulfill major requirements. Hard copies of these agreements may be obtained at the ELAC Counseling Department or in the Transfer Center.

The following agreements may also be accessed by clicking on the Link or file:

In-State Private Universities
University Articulation Agreement
Antioch University Los Angeles Link
Argosy University Link
Azusa Pacific University Link
Biola University Link
Brandman University Link
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Link
Devry University Link
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
  • General Articulation
  • CSU GE Breadth Certification List



Loma Linda University:
  • School of Allied Health Transfer Patterns
  • School of Nursing Transfer Patterns



  • LMU Course Articulation
  • LMU Core Requirements



Mount Saint Mary's University Link
National University Link
New School of Architecture & Design Link
Pepperdine University Link
Southern California University of Health Sciences Link
SCI-Arc Link
University of La Verne Link
University of Redlands Link
University of Redlands School of Business Link
University of San Francisco Link
University of Southern California:
  • USC General Education Agreement for students who began college Fall 2015 or later
  • USC General Education Agreement for Students who began college prior to Fall 2015
  • Transfer Planning Guide




USC Viterbi School of Engineering Link
USC School of Pharmacy Link
Whittier College Link
Woodbury University Link


Out-of-State Universities
University Articulation Agreement
Historically Black Colleges & Universities Link
Kansas Wesleyan University Link
University of Colorado Springs Link
Hard copies of the following agreements are available in the Counseling Department:
  • Los Angeles County College of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Western University of Health Sciences Pharmacy Program