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Pathways from the Associate in Science to the Bachelor’s Degree: Home

This guide summaries the state by state articulation agreements in practice for an associates of science.

Education Commission's State by State Articulation Policies

This guide summarizes each state's articulation agreements and provides examples where available. Each state is placed into one of the three categories "States Without Guarantee," "States With Guarantee," and "States With Agreements." In this guide, you will find links to state legislation, policies, or agreements where available. You can also look at examples of how the institutions implemented the pathway. 

The Education Commission of the States conducted a 50 state comparison on transfer and articulation policies. On this page, you can view the different metrics used in examining all 50 states. This link is to a chart that lists each state's transfer or articulation policies. Note: some states guarantee transfer is only for AA degrees and information on this document could be dated. 

Some Key Takeaways from that comparison were:

  • At least 30 states have policies requiring a transferable core of lower-division courses and statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree.

  • In 2018 there was a refinement of multiple statewide transfer policies, pointing to a commitment to increase student completion rates.

 

FSCJ Articulation Agreement

Articulation rules in Florida

Florida Department of Sate Rule 6A-10-.024 is the Articulation Between and Among Universities, Florida Colleges, and School Districts from the Florida Administrative Code & Florida Administrative Register.

 

 The 2019 Florida Statutes 1007.23  has information on Florida' s statewide articulation agreement. Section (5) of this statute states, "The articulation agreement must guarantee the statewide articulation of appropriate courses within associate in science degree programs to baccalaureate degree programs. Courses within an associate in applied science degree program may articulate into a baccalaureate degree program on an individual or block basis as authorized in local interinstitutional articulation agreements." 

 

State Statue 1007.25 involves the General Education courses; common prerequisites; other degree requirements.

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