Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements - College Credit for Equivalent High- School Work

Articulation agreements are competency-based and confirm that the competencies achieved in a particular high-school course align with competencies in a similar course in a particular major at the college level. These are official documents and are signed by the teachers/faculty, counselors, and administrators, including college presidents and superintendents. Students must achieve a grade of 80 or above in the course(s) and meet any other requirements specified in the agreement(s) to receive the college credit.

The benefits of articulation agreements for students include:

  • Avoid repeating coursework taken in high school
  • Save time and money

The benefits for high schools and colleges are:

  • Curriculum alignment between the high schools and colleges so students are better prepared for college-level work
  • Enhanced relationships between high-school teachers and college faculty members

Articulation Credit Process:

Students meeting the requirements in the agreement(s) are awarded an articulation certificate from the high school. A copy of this certificate is given to the student and the College's CVTE Linkages office. Once a student is enrolled at the College, the credits are reviewed and posted to the transcript as competency-based credits. The credits are awarded in the major or as general elective credit if the student elects a different major, and if there is room for elective credit in that major. Articulation credits are valid for three years.

If you have questions about articulation credits or agreements at Holyoke Community College or Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), our partner college in the Hampden Hampshire CVTE Linkages Consortium, please contact the CVTE Linkages Office.


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