The form above is for requesting general education certification and/or submission of transcripts and can be filed in the Admissions and Records Office of any Peralta college. The request for general education certification should be filed during the final term before transfer, once an offer of admission has been accepted. The general education certification requires that all course requirements are completed or are in progress. When requesting general education certification, be sure to also request that final transcripts be sent to the college or university where admission has been accepted. Official transcripts of any course work outside the Peralta District that are to be used for the certification (including high school) must be on file with the Peralta District Office or must accompany this request. Once general education certification is completed, student records (transcript) will reflect the type of certification. Students may transfer without certification but will be subject to the general education requirements of the college or university to which they transfer. Only the last California Community College a student attends before transfer can complete general education certification. A copy of the general education certification will be mailed to you.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you see a counselor before filing a request for general education certification/final transcript. A counselor will be able to review your records and answer questions. If you have met with a counselor and completed general education worksheets or other preliminary review documents, please attach them to this request.
The Peralta Community College District can certify the following general education patterns:
CSU General Education-Breadth
California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) is accepted by all campuses in the CSU system. This option allows full certification (completion of all requirements) or partial certification (completion by area). Full certification will permit transfer without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education courses, (an additional nine upper-division general education units must be completed after transfer to the CSU campus).
IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum)
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is accepted by all campuses in the UC and CSU systems. This option allows full certification (completion of all requirements) or partial certification (maximum of two courses missing and completed after transfer). Full certification will permit transfer without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education courses, (additional upper-division general education units must be completed after transfer). All courses MUST be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
If you are considering partial certification of either CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC, you must complete the minimum transfer admission eligibility requirements for the UC and CSU systems. These requirements may or may not coincide with general education requirements, depending on your intended campus and major. (NOTE: UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science requires full certification of IGETC). It is important to see a Peralta District counselor to prepare and plan effectively.
The general education articulation agreements, listing approved courses for CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC requirements, are available from a Peralta District counselor, in a Peralta District Transfer Center or via www.assist.org. Agreements are approved by academic year and are subject to change. Again, see a Peralta District counselor for information and planning.
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