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Requesting Articulation for a New Course

Articulating a new course can be a slow process, and it is essential to begin the process well in advance. Institutions developing a new course for which transfer credit will be sought should start the course development process at least a year before they would like the transfer credit arrangement to be finalized.

The following table outlines the typical steps taken when requesting articulation for a new course:


Who is Responsible


Developing Course Outline

Course developer

Develops content and format of new course, and creates course outline. May consult with other institutions or with articulation committee members to determine structure and content of course appropriate for transfer credit. Finalizes course outline and submits it for departmental and institutional internal approval processes.

Requesting Articulation

Institutional Contact Person (ICP) or Transfer Credit Contact (TCC)


Once course is approved internally, forwards approved course outline to all relevant receiving institutions with a request that the course be considered for transfer credit. To facilitate the process, the request may include desired amount of credit, desired level of credit, and/or specific course for which transfer credit is sought.

Awarding Credit

Course evaluator at receiving institution

Evaluates transfer credit request and determines whether course is transferrable, and, if so, the amount and type of credit that will be awarded.


Institutional Contact Person (ICP) or Transfer Credit Contact (TCC)

Submits the completed evaluation, including details of evaluation, to BCCAT via the TCES.  



Reviews and publishes articulation agreement in BC Transfer Guide.

Institutions new to the BC Transfer System might want to begin the process with a call or an email to prospective receiving institutions to provide information about the new member institution. Many people are unaware of new and private institutions and their eligibility to participate in the transfer system.