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General Education Requirements for Transfer Students

In order to graduate, all Sixth College students must meet the requirements of the university, their major, and Sixth College.

To determine your Sixth College GE requirements review the informaiton below based on the articulation agreement you may have completed at your previous institution. 

If you have IGETC:

IGETC satisfies the lower-division GE requirements of Sixth College. You must complete the upper-division GEs: Practicum and CAT 125. We encourage you to complete at least one quarter at UCSD before completing CAT 125 or Practicum unless your major department recommends an approved Practicum course in your first quarter. 

IGETC does not waive all required lower-division courses. Review major requirements with your major department advisor and university requirements with the college.

If you have UC Reciprocity:

UC Reciprocity satisfies the lower-division GE requirements of Sixth College. You must complete the upper-division GEs: Practicum and CAT 125. We encourage you to complete at least one quarter at UCSD before completing CAT 125 or Practicum unless your major department recommends an approved Practicum course in your first quarter. 

Reciprocity does not waive all required lower-division courses. Review major requirements with your major department advisor and university requirements with the college.

If you transferred without a certification:

If you transferred from an academic institution without a certification (IGETC or UC Reciprocity), an academic advisor will review your transfer courses. They will determine on a course-by-course basis which GE requirements you have fulfilled, as well as the GE courses still needed. It is very likely that you will need to petition some of your transfer courses for GE credit.

There are three main areas you will need to satisfy in order to earn your Bachelor's degree, these include: Major Requirements, College Requirements and University Requirements.

  • We recommend that you meet with your major department advisor to review your major requirements. As an articulation student, you may also need to petition some of your transfer courses for major credit or to clear prerequisites.

  • In addition to your remaining lower division GE requirements, you will also need to complete the upper division GE requirements: Practicum and CAT 125. Note: Transfer students must complete one quarter at UCSD before embarking on the CAT 125 and Practicum Requirements with the exception of Practicum courses that overlap with an approved Departmental Course.

  • The University requirements can be found on the General Catalog website.