Conditional and Guaranteed Articulation Agreements

Development, Equivalency, and Evaluation Criteria

Topics: Articulation Agreements, Academic Planning, Academic Affairs, Transfer Students, Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Institutions employ guaranteed acceptance agreements to strategically increase program or institutional enrollments. This report explores the criteria administrators use to identify potential community college partners. It also identifies the metrics by which administrators determine the degree of equivalency between community college and four-year institutional courses.

Research Questions

  • How many conditional or guaranteed acceptance partnerships do institutions maintain?
  • What criteria do administrators evaluate to determine degree of equivalency between community college general education courses and four-year institutional courses?
  • What metrics do administrators evaluate to determine the efficacy of conditional or guaranteed acceptance agreements?