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What is ASSIST?

ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California's public colleges and universities providing the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer within California. ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that displays reports of how course credits earned at one California Community College can be applied when transferred to a California State University or University of California campus.

The ASSIST acronym stands for Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer.

ASSIST is available at www.assist.org.

 

History of ASSIST

In 1985, the University of California began to explore using computers to store, maintain, and display transfer-related data. With funding from the California State Legislature, ASSIST was created under the guidance and counsel of the three California postsecondary educational segments: the California Community Colleges, the California State Universities, and the University of California. The goal was to use the computer to provide students and counselors with an easy way to access accurate and complete information about transferring from one California community college or university to another. The initial project, with a small number of colleges and universities participating, was evaluated and approved. Since that time, ASSIST has grown to include information about all of the public postsecondary educational institutions in California. In addition, it is the official repository of articulation information for California's public colleges and universities.

 

Funding and Management

ASSIST is funded by the California state legislature. The Executive Management Oversight Committee, made up of representatives from each of the public postsecondary educational segments, oversees development and establishes policy for ASSIST. The daily implementation and project operations are managed by the ASSIST Coordination Site. The Executive Management Oversight Committee and the ASSIST Coordination Site work together with participating campuses to ensure ASSIST continues to meet the needs of students transferring from California Community Colleges to either the California State Universtiy or University of California systems.

 

ASSIST Mission

ASSISTís mission is to facilitate the transfer of California Community College students to either the California State University or University of California systems by providing accurate articulation information.

 

ASSIST Vision

As the official repository of articulation information for California's public colleges and universities, continue supporting a comprehensive statewide advising and information system that enhances student transfer and provides quality online access to articulation.