Articulation (High School)

Articulation (High School)
Articulation is a specific class or series of classes taken by a student in a high school or ROP program where the student gets credit for the class at College of the Desert. This occurs through a partnership agreement in which College of the Desert reviews and determines the high school curriculum is in alignment with the college course. Students earn college credit for the high school course through the Credit by Exam process which means a student has satisfactorily passed an exam approved or conducted by the College of the Desert faculty.

What are the Benefits of Articulation?

  • Students get a jump-start by earning college credit while in high school and/or an ROP program.
  • Students do not repeat coursework.
  • Students will be able to start careers earlier.
  • Students get basic skills and knowledge prior to college.
  • Ultimately, students decrease the cost of college tuition and textbook fees.

Articulation is very similar to but differs from Dual and/or Concurrent Enrollment. For more information about early college access through our Dual Enrollment program, contact 760-862-1396.

View a complete list of current articulation agreements with local area high schools below. Eligilble students may also download the "Request for Articulated Course Credit Form".

Articulation Agreements & Forms