What is ASSIST NexGen?

ASSIST, which stands for Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer, is the official online repository for articulation agreements between California community colleges, the 23 California State University (CSU) campuses, and the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.

The site, ASSIST.org, is used by articulation officers, high school and college counselors, transfer and evaluator staff, as well as students, to see how course credits can be applied between various schools. The current system does not have the ability to interact with other systems, which forces users to manually extract the information they need.

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A new system, or the ASSIST Next Generation Project, is planned to go live late summer 2016. At that time, there will be new reporting options available. Chico State’s articulation officer, Kara Maas, has been working with ASSIST since she took on the articulation officer role in January. She will be attending training sessions and meetings with other CSU articulation officers before ASSIST NextGen goes live.

The Chancellor’s Office provided funding to each campus to cover any additional resources needed to support the additional work required for the conversion of ASSIST Legacy to ASSIST NextGen.

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The conversion involves converting all articulation agreements through 2014–15 into uneditable PDFs. ASSIST staff will be completing this process. The respective CSU and UC articulation officers will be responsible for verifying the information and for building the 2015–2016 agreements into the new ASSIST NexTGen system.

Look for more information on the ASSIST NextGen progress in a future EMS E-Newsletter.