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High School Articulation Information

What is high school articulation?
An articulated high school course is one in which a determination has been made that a course offered at the high school level is comparable to a specific community college course. High school students have the potential to earn college credits to use at the community college, CSU, UC or private college level by taking these high school classes.

By taking an articulated course(s) in High School students can benefit from the following:

save time and money; reach your goals sooner 

  • Time:    3 units = 54 class hours and more than 100 homework hours. Save 150 hours
  • Time:    60 units needed to transfer to Four-Year college–3 units in high school taken = 57 units left
  • Money:  For a 3 unit class, students pay $46 per unit and over $100 for a textbook. Save $250
  • Goals:   Classes can be used towards CTE Certificate, Associate Degree, Transfer to Four-Year College

Here are the rules:

  • The units cannot exceed nine (9) as applicable to a specific Certificate or Associate degree at graduation 
  • The articulation units will be awarded to the high school student's MSJC transcript within one semester after the high school submits the necessary paperwork to the CTE, Special Programs Office
  • MSJC will not require high school articulation approved students to meet 12-unit residency requirement prior to posting these results
  • Students must maintain an A or B in the class and pass the credit exam with an A or B will receive that letter grade on their MSJC Transcript