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Community College Articulation Partnership

    Universal Articulation is an ASU Academic Alliances partnership model to support the Universal Learner.

    We have expanded on the traditional Articulation Agreement by creating a Universal Articulation through which transfer courses are evaluated to minimize loss of credit through transfer and both institutions support student success through seamless transfer. Students will have access to 400+ transfer pathways into ASU.

    What is Universal Articulation?

    Universal Articulation at Arizona State University gives students attending partnering community colleges awareness of ASU's transfer tools, in order to help create a seamless transition to ASU and enable students to successfully complete their bachelor’s degree.

    The ASU transfer tools are available to students and staff that support them. Diverse MyPath2ASU™ degree options can be tailored based on partner community college needs (within ASU degree requirements).

    Through the Universal Articulation MOU both institutions agree to support academic preparedness and a seamless transfer experience with MyPath2ASU. ASU will develop pathways through course by course evaluation, partnership marketing deliverables and engage with community college partners to share pathway data, and in the future, engage partners on digital reverse transfer (dependent on ASU and the partnering institution technology capabilities).

    Why partner with Academic Alliances?

    With over 28,000 + students on pathways to ASU, it’s our priority to provide students with an end-to-end connected pathway experience that will enable academic preparedness, college completion and career readiness. By partnering with Academic Alliances through our Universal Articulation Agreement (MOU), we will work collaboratively to: 

    All at no cost to students or partners!

    Amber Covington

    Amber Covington

    Senior Director, Collaboration and Partnership Integration
    Overall development, integration and expansion of the Universal Articulation partnership model to all colleges nationally in the South region.


    Patrick Emmons

    Patrick Emmons

    Program Manager, Regional
    Assistance and management of the development, integration and expansion of the Universal Articulation partnership model in the West and Central region.


    Gio Konleczny

    Glo Konleczny

    Program Manager, Regional
    Assistance and management of the development, integration and expansion of the Universal Articulation partnership model in the Midwest and East region.


    U.S. Map of the ASU Academic Alliances' Partnership Regional Boundaries.

    Team Service email: mypath2asupartnerships@asu.edu

    Partnership is outlined by three distinct tiers of engagement and integration. Upon execution of a Universal Articulation Agreement, partners start at the Universal Level which recognizes the importance of pathways for students and cements our mutual agreement to continually work towards increased success outcomes for transfer students. Upon continued engagement with our articulation team on curriculum and our operations team on integration of tools and resources, partners will matriculate to and through the Maroon and Gold Level tiers of partnership to unlock additional benefits (for students and staff) and deeper collaboration.

    Download Universal Articulation Agreement PDF


    Student benefits

    Universal partner

    Maroon partner


    Gold partner

    (highly engaged)

    Guaranteed general admission to ASU and into major of choice *

    Eligible to sign up for MyPath2ASU

    Access to all ASU transfer tools

    MyPath2ASU recommendations displays courses based on:

       Existing course evaluations that meet preferred ASU major requirements

       Validated courses from partner institution Associate degrees that also meet ASU  major requirements**


    Tracking progress towards transfer:

       Student can self report progress

       Student progress tracked automatically


    Eligible to transfer up to 75 credit hours into select ASU majors with completion of an Associate degree from partner institution.

    Partner benefits

    Universal partner

    Maroon partner


    Gold partner

    (highly engaged)

    MyPath2ASU™ recommendation displays courses based on partner institution Associate degrees that also meet ASU major requirements*


    Students eligible for select ASU majors that allow for up to 75 credit hours of two year coursework with completion of an Associate degree.

    Data sharing:

       ASU to share sign up and enrollment data

       Two way electronic transfer of transcript data (reverse transfer through ASU)**


    *General university admission is guaranteed upon successful completion of the following conditions:1) Completion of an associate degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution with a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (Arizona residents) or 2.50 cumulative GPA (nonresidents) or2) completion of 24 or more transferable semester credits post-high school with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.50 (4.00=“A”) and verification of high school graduation or the equivalent.

    NOTE: Some ASU colleges and schools have additional or higher requirements for admission into their majors. Students will also need to submit an Arizona State University admission application, including an application fee and other required documents, such as official college/university transcripts. MyPath2ASU™ pathway programs include a minimum of 24 credit hours, students with fewer than 24 credit transfer credit hours will need to meet the appropriate admission requirements.

    **Functionality based on new technology and/or block chain technology not yet in production.

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