High School Articulation Process
What is High School Articulation?
Articulation is a process where students can earn college credits for specific Sierra College courses they take in high school by matching the course requirements of their high school course with an equivalent college course. This means that if students earn a passing grade in the articulated class, they can earn both high school and college credit.
Articulated Course Benefits for Students
- Earn a college degree in less time
- Eliminate duplication of coursework between high school and college
- Save money since students enrolled in articulated classes don’t pay tuition
- Explore career fields and interests before starting college
Steps for High School Instructors to Participate
- Decide which Sierra College course you would like articulated. Please note that an articulation agreement can only be signed with one college. This means students who earn units from one community college and decide to attend a different community college following high school would need to petition for course credit. Students should be informed there is no guarantee their petition will be accepted.
- Request to review the Sierra College official course outline. Email Nigel Haikins-Appiah, Articulation Coordinator, at email@example.com.
- Review the Sierra College course outline. Be sure your high school course closely aligns with Sierra College’s course content, materials and evaluation methods.
- Complete the Sierra College High School Course Articulation Agreement Request Form or Renewal Form, including signatures from appropriate high school/ROP instructor(s) and administrator(s).
- Submit your application materials. Email the High School/ROP Course Outline and the Sierra College High School Course Articulation agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once approved, articulations are valid for two years, unless an earlier review is requested by Sierra College. A member of the college’s High School Articulation team will contact you about renewal of your application prior to its expiration.
We encourage site visits to specific programs and/or meetings with faculty at Sierra College. Visits can be arranged by a member of the Outreach Department.
Have Questions? Please contact Nigel Haikins-Appiah, Sierra College Articulation Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Congratulations on articulating your course! Make sure your students are aware that this is a college-level course, and they are eligible to earn college credit upon its completion if they earn a passing grade in the course and on the final exam.
To ensure your students receive college credit, please note:
- Sierra College does not award plus or minus grades. When completing the grade roster for your students, be sure to indicate whether the student earned a solid grade (e.g., A or B).
- Students frequently need assistance applying to Sierra College to receive their college transcript. Please schedule a site visit with a member of the Outreach Department to assist with this process. Students are required to:
- apply to Sierra College and obtain a student ID Number
- obtain a signed permission form from a parent or guardian
- earn a passing grade in the course
To begin the unit awarding process, contact the Sierra College Articulation Coordinator, Nigel Haikins-Appiah, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will be awarded credit that appears on an official transcript during Sierra College’s summer term following the end of your course. The is done since your school’s spring semester may end after Sierra College’s official spring term ends.
All California Community College transcripts identify high school articulated courses as “credit by exam – high school articulation,” as required by California Code of Regulations Title 5. California State Universities and University of California campuses (and other transfer institutions) may or may not give credit for high school articulated credit by exam (CE) courses.