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Office of School and College Articulation


College-level coursework completed at another regionally-accredited college or university may be applied to LBCC certificate, degree, or general education certification requirements.


  1. COMPLETE 12 units or more at LBCC.
  2. SUBMIT sealed, official transcripts and the Transcript Evaluation Request form to the Admissions & Records Office.  
  3. ATTACH all requested supporting documents listed in the instructions, including catalog descriptions for courses taken prior to 1995 and a copy of the previous schools' General Education requirements*.  Incomplete requests will not be accepted.
  4. CHECK YOUR E-MAIL. You will receive an e-mail when the evaluation is complete. Follow the instructions in the e-mail to set up a counseling appointment to review the evaluation results.

Special Notes: *Courses taken at another CA community college after 1995 do not require course descriptions or General Education information. Additional supporting documentation may be requested by LBCC faculty in order to evaluate your coursework. Monitor your email for requests from LBCC to ensure timely completion of your evaluation. Faculty reserve the right to evaluate the content through written, verbal, and any other necessary means for arriving at an appropriate curriculum decision.



The Long Beach City College Transfer Information (TES) pages are available to help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, based on faculty review. Students pursuing a course of study for transfer to a CSU or UC should also refer to ASSIST (, the official repository of Articulation for California public institutions (Community Colleges, CSU, UC).

Information contained in these pages may be subject to change and do not serve as a guarantee of transfer credit. Every effort is made to ensure listings on the following pages are accurate. For clarification of any information please contact the Articulation Office.  The pages DO NOT take the place of a counselor. Students must complete the Transfer Evaluation request and meet with a counselor to officially apply transfer credits to their program of study at Long Beach City College.

When viewing the Long Beach City College Transfer Information (TES) pages, please keep in mind the following:

  1. Curriculum at LBCC and other schools can change from year-to-year which means that courses from elsewhere may be comparable to an LBCC course in one year, but not the next. Therefore, it is extremely important to look up courses based upon the year in which they were actually taken. Just because a course is listed as comparable for one year neither implies nor guarantees that the same course taken in a different year is comparable.
  2. Courses not yet reviewed by LBCC faculty do not show on this site.
  3. Meet with a counselor to discuss your outside credits, preferably after the Transcript Evaluation process is complete.

How to look up comparable course listings:

  1. Locate the school at which the course was completed using one of the following methods: Scroll through the list, click on the alphabetical heading, or use the search feature.
  2. Click the arrow box in front of the school's name.
  3. Scroll through the list or use the search feature to find the course.  If a course equivalency is listed, be sure to review the years for which it was reviewed (i.e. Begin and end date).  If the course was completed outside the stated date range, it will be reviewed be staff or faculty when your request is submitted.  Course comparisons are based on the year the course was completed.
  4. Some courses may show "No Comparable Course." This means that LBCC faculty reviewed the course and either LBCC does not offer a similar course or the material differs from that taught at LBCC. Such courses could possibly still be used as electives or towards general education requirements. Meet with a counselor to determine if this is possible or necessary.



Coursework completed at another college or university may also meet an LBCC general education (GE) area even if the course is not directly comparable to an LBCC course.  When possible, GE coursework will be granted area credit based on the requirements it fulfilled at the sending school at the time it was taken.  However, the GE requirements of the previous school must be comparable to those of LBCC.  Please note that this standard does not extend to graduation proficiencies (e.g. Writing, Mathematics).