TRANSFER and TEST CREDIT INFORMATION

Course to Course Transfer Equivalence

Students transferring from California Community Colleges and 4-year public institutions may refer to articulation agreements on the ASSIST website to find SSU course equivalencies. ASSIST also provides CSU General Education lists.

Important: First Time Freshmen (students following the 50-unit GE Pattern) should check with the Office of Admissions and Records regarding GE course equivalencies, as GE rules for First Time Freshmen are different from those for Transfer students and may not correspond with Assist.org.

Agreements organized by Department contain equivalencies in course prefix order; i.e. all courses that articulate in the BIO prefix, all courses that articulate in the MATH prefix, etc.

New articulations agreements are being published on a continual basis in an effort to increase the amount of articulation agreements available to students and schools. Only institutions with agreements will be accessible in ASSIST.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit for Exams

Course and/or free elective unit credit is based on passing scores received on the exams. AP exams passed with a score of 3 or higher will earn six (6) units semester credit except where otherwise noted. Exams passed earn a grade of credit (CR) and are not calculated into the GPA. Extension of credit is reviewed annually, and occasionally varies from exam year to exam year, as content, exams and Sonoma State University curricula are subject to change.

View a PDF of AP Exam Course Equivalencies.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit for Exams Course and/or elective credit is based on passing scores received for the exams. IB exams at the Higher Level (HL) passed with a score of 4 or higher will earn six (6) units of semester credit except where otherwise noted. Exams passed earn a grade of credit (CR) and are not calculated into the GPA. Extension of credit is reviewed in a five year cycle, however is subject to change as SSU curricula is subject to change.

PDF of IB Exam Course Equivalencies.

Credit for Military Service

Four semester units of GE Area E will be allowed toward graduation to any student submitting evidence of satisfactory completion of Basic Training (DD 214 or DD 295) in the military branch of the Air Force, Navy, and Army. Credit is allowed in accordance with the recommendation by the American Council on Education (ACE). Other military courses completed may earn baccalaureate credit as outlined in the Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experience in the Armed Forces. SSU has final discretion on where these units will be applied.