How to Use ASSIST.org & Petition Transfer Courses

Assist.org Online Tutorial

For step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the assist.org website, including helpful information on choosing transfer courses please view our online tutorial: How to Use Assist.

How to find approved community college courses that may be used for Revelle College General Education Requirements on Assist.org:

UCSD offers courses a variety of courses throughout the year (including summer school) that can count towards Revelle College General Education requirements. Students may also take courses at community college to complete Revelle College General Education requirements.

  • Go to: http://www.assist.org
  • Under the "Explore Transfer Information" header, select the community college you plan on attending.
  • Select the “09-10” year from the drop-down menu next to your transfer institution.
  • Under the "Agreements with Other Campuses" header, select "To: University of California, San Diego" from the drop-down menu.
  • Under the "General Education Breadth" header, select "General Education/Breadth - Revelle College".
    • If the General Education/Breadth drop-down does not appear, skip to the Petition Transfer Courses for Revelle College instructions.
  • You will see two columns:
    • The left column displays the Revelle College General Education requirements.
    • The right column displays the transfer courses that have been pre-approved for Revelle College General Education requirements.
  • Choose a course from the right column. Remember that HUM courses, the Social Science GE requirement, courses for your major, and courses for graduate school must be taken for letter grade.
  • Students do not need to petition courses listed on Assist.org.

You will need to check with the community college to make sure they will be offering the course you want to take. Once you complete the course, please send the transcripts to the UCSD Admissions Office:

UCSD Admissions, 0021
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021

It usually takes 10-12 weeks for UCSD Admissions to post transfer courses to UCSD records. Once your transfer courses have been received by UCSD Admissions and posted to your UCSD records, your Academic History will display your transferred courses. Please continue to check your Academic History for that information.

How to Petition Transfer Courses for Revelle College General Education Requirements:

Please see the Finding Approved Courses on Assist.org instructions before submitting any petitions/requests. Note that the course you petition must be UC transferrable. If the General Education/Breadth drop-down does not appear on Assist.org:

  • Print and complete the Undergraduate Student Petition Form from Tritonlink.
  • Include the following information before submitting it to the Revelle College Academic Advising office:
    • Community College or Transfer Institution
    • Proposed Course (Include Course number, Title, and Units/Credits)
      • Example: HIST 105, “Introduction to Western Civilization I” from Mesa College
    • When you plan to take the proposed course
    • Which General Education Requirement you would like to satisfy with the proposed course
    • Attach a course description of the transfer course

-OR-

  • Message the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) with the following information:
    • Community College or Transfer Institution
    • Proposed Course (Include Course number, Title, and Units/Credits)
      • Example: HIST 105, “Introduction to Western Civilization I” from Mesa College
    • When you plan to take the proposed course
    • Which General Education Requirement you would like to satisfy with the proposed course
    • A link to the online course description/syllabus for the transfer course. Do not copy/paste this information into the VAC.

You may also be asked to provide additional information with your petition.

You will need to check with the community college to make sure they will be offering the course you want to take. If your petition is approved, you may complete the course and send the transcripts to the UCSD Admissions Office:

UCSD Admissions, 0021
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021

It usually takes 10-12 weeks for UCSD Admissions to post transfer courses to UCSD records. Once your transfer courses have been received by UCSD Admissions and posted to your UCSD records, your Academic History will display your transferred courses. Please continue to check your Academic History for that information.

How to find approved community college courses that may be used toward a department/major/minor requirement:

Students must consult with a UCSD Department Advisor before choosing a transfer course for your major/minor.

  • Go to: http://www.assist.org
  • Under the "Explore Transfer Information" header, select the community college you plan on attending.
  • Select the current academic year from the drop-down menu next to your transfer institution.
  • Under the "Agreements with Other Campuses" header, select "To: University of California, San Diego" from the drop-down menu.
  • Under the "By Department at: University of California, San Diego" header, select a department
  • You will see two columns:
    • The left column displays the UCSD department courses.
    • The right column displays the equivalent transfer courses that have been pre-approved.

If the note “NO COURSE ARTICULATED” appears, contact the UCSD Department Advisor for more information.

You will need to check with the community college to make sure they will be offering the course you want to take. You may complete the course and send the transcripts to the UCSD Admissions Office:

UCSD Admissions, 0021
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021

It usually takes 10-12 weeks for UCSD Admissions to post transfer courses to UCSD records. Once your transfer courses have been received by UCSD Admissions and posted to your UCSD records, your Academic History will display your transferred courses. Please continue to check your Academic History for that information.