General Education Reciprocity
San José Evergreen Community College District participates in the California Articulation Region 4 Community College General Education/Graduation Reciprocity program. Students completing all the general education/graduation pattern requirements at a participating college will be given full credit for having completed the SJECCD general education/graduation requirements including writing, reading and mathematics, cultural pluralism/ethnic studies, American Institutions and physical activity. Students must submit to the SJCC Admission and Records a General Education Reciprocity certification form (or complete an Associate degree at any one of the participating colleges). Students will be required to complete all courses and prerequisites required for a major as well as degree applicable electives to reach 60 units.
The other eight participating colleges are: Chabot, De Anza, Foothill, Gavilan, Las Positas, Mission, Ohlone and West Valley.
The San José/Evergreen Community College District has entered into a mutual agreement with nine other Community Colleges to accept the General Education of these colleges “as completed.” In addition to San Jose City College, participating institutions include:
- De Anza
- Las Positas
- San José City
- West Valley
The reciprocity agreement allows students who obtain a certification of completion of associate degree GE requirements at one of the participating colleges to transfer both the GE coursework and graduation proficiencies to any of the other participating colleges. Additional GE coursework will not be required if the official certification is presented. Students will still be required to complete all courses or prerequisites needed for a major. The agreement also means that the other participating colleges will accept the San Jose City College GE pattern when presented with official certification
The process for obtaining a Certification of Completion of SJCC’s General Education is the following:
- Student works with a counselor and requests General Education Certifications from the Office of Admissions and Records for verification.
- Official reciprocity certification will be completed by the counselor, verified by the evaluations specialist, and mailed to the community college of transfer. Student will be given a copy of the certification.
- If transcripts are to be used from other colleges, official copies must be on file with the Office of Admissions and Records.
- San Jose City College will honor the certification presented from the participating college only if it is transmitted in the same manner as an official transcript. Student copies will not be honored.
Please note that only community colleges listed above participate in the agreement at this time, and these agreements are subject to change.
According to Title 5 requirements, beginning Fall 2009, English Composition (English 1A) and Intermediate Algebra (Math 13) are required for all Associates Degrees. Please note that Title 5 requirements supersede local reciprocity agreements. Check with a counselor or visiting the counseling office for a counseling appointment.