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Upper-Division Coursework

Mission College will accept upper-division coursework from a regionally accredited college or university if the course is deemed comparable to a Mission College course.

Courses may be used to meet a program requirement, an associate degree general education requirement, or a prerequisite but, at this time, will be accepted for subject credit only; units will not be awarded.


When Upper Division Coursework is Accepted

In general, non-CCC courses applied to general education and Mission College program requirements should be classified as lower division.

However, Mission College will accept coursework completed at the upper-division level from a regionally accredited college or university if the course is deemed comparable to a Mission College course by the appropriate Department Chair, a designee, or an articulation agreement or based on one of the following.

  1. A non-CCC course is determined comparable to one taught and approved for AA/AS, IGETC or CSU GE-B at a CCC.
  2. When a CSU uses an upper-division course in its “lower-division” General Education Breadth Pattern.
  3. When a UC or CSU campus has classified a course or series as upper-division but has requested that the system wide offices allow lower-division transfer credit because an equivalent course is taught at a community college or because the preparation of the subject is desired prior to transfer from the two-year institution to the four-year institution.
    • Current examples include some math, organic chemistry, and abnormal psychology courses.

Meet Breadth of CSU, GE-B, and IGETC

In all cases, these courses should have sufficient breadth to meet of CSU GE-B and IGETC. At this time, only content-credit will be given and units will not be awarded.

To receive credit, official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions & Records Office at MC.Records.missioncollege.edu.