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Transfer Agreements

General Education requirements will vary depending on your transfer agreement. Please review the options below to learn more about how your transfer agreement affects your GE requirements.  Any transfer agreements – including but not limited to IGETC and Partial-IGETC – apply exclusively to students admitted as transfers.

IGETC or Partial IGETC certification

IGETC Certification

  • Completion of all IGETC curriculum requirements from a California Community College prior to transferring to UCSD.
  • Send certification from the community college to UCSD Admissions Office to be posted to your Academic History.
  • Students with a posted IGETC will be cleared from all lower-division Marshall GE requirements.

Thurgood Marshall College Requirements:

  • Complete two (2) Upper Division Disciplinary Breadth courses, one of which must include significant writing.

Partial IGETC Certification

  • Missing no more than two (2) IGETC curriculum requirements from a California Community College prior to transferring to UCSD.
  • Send certification from the community college to UCSD Admissions Office to be posted to your Academic History.
  • Students with a posted Partial-IGETC will be cleared from all Marshall lower-division GE requirements.

Thurgood Marshall College Requirements:

  • Complete two (2) Upper Division Disciplinary Breadth courses, one of which must include significant writing.
  • Complete the remaining one or two missing IGETC requirements for a letter grade with a D grade or better or for Pass/No-Pass grade with a Pass grade.
  • Students with a missing Area 6 (Language Other Than English) requirement must meet with an academic counselor to discuss options to complete the requirement.

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UC Reciprocity

  • Completion of all lower-division general education/breadth requirements at another UC prior to transferring to UCSD.
  • Academic advisor from UC must send letter on official university/college letterhead to Marshall College Academic Advising to be verified and posted to your records.
  • Students with a posted Letter of UC Reciprocity will be waived from all Marshall lower-division GE requirements.

Thurgood Marshall College Requirements:

  • Complete two Upper Division Disciplinary Breadth courses, one of which must include significant writing.

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Articulation (No Transfer Agreement)

Transfer students without IGETC, Partial-IGETC or UC Reciprocity are considered Articulation and can satisfy lower-division GEs in one of the following ways:

GE Completion

  • Completion of all lower-division GE requirements at a non-UC four-year campus or an out-of-state two-year campus prior to transferring to UCSD.
  • Must obtain a Letter of GE Completion from the originating campus to be waived from all lower-division GEs at Marshall College.
  • Please meet with an academic counselor at Marshall College for additional information.

Thurgood Marshall College Requirements:

  • Complete two Upper Division Disciplinary Breadth courses, one of which must include significant writing.

GE Petition(s)

If you do not meet the above criteria, you must meet with an academic counselor at Marshall College to review your transfer courses. They will determine on a course-by-course basis which lower-division GE requirements you have fulfilled as well as the lower-division GE courses still needed. It is very likely that you will need to petition some of your transfer courses for GE credit.

Thurgood Marshall College Requirements:

Students will need to complete missing GE requirements that may include:

  • Dimensions of Culture (DOC)
  • Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic
  • Natural Sciences
  • Humanities/Culture
  • Fine Arts
  • Disciplinary Breadth (up to four courses)

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