What is ASSIST: As a prospective transfer student, it is important to make sure that the community college courses you take are acceptable to the university for transfer credit. ASSIST (http://www.assist.org) is California's official statewide repository of transfer information for the California State University and University of California university systems. ASSIST offers easy access to a single articulation database. ASSIST will help you determine if you will received credit for courses you've already taken, or plan to take and how those courses apply to a specific academic major or general education requirement.
What are Articulation Agreements: Articulation agreements identify coursework completed at one institution that meets the requirements of another institution for major preparation, general education or transferable units. Most articulation agreements are between a community college and a university, but there can be agreements between two community colleges or two universities.