Purpose & Benefits
An articulation agreement is a legal document produced when two or more academic institutions follow a process leading to a partnership to provide a formalized pathway for student transfer.
Purpose of Articulation Agreements
Articulation agreements are designed to build strong partnerships and coordination between schools to aid in a smooth transition for students. By identifying comparable coursework, degree requirements can be met at one institution and transferred to another institution.
Benefits of Articulation Agreements
Articulation agreements ensure that students understand exactly which courses will and will not transfer. With such an agreement, students are more likely to make better course choices, and it can save students both money and the time it takes to get a degree. Four-year universities are noticing that transfer students have a high graduation rate, and well-crafted articulation agreements often contribute to a student's success at the university.
Benefits for Students