Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will permit a student to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) System without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education courses to satisfy campus general education. Courses used for IGETC certification must be completed with grades of “C” or better and must be a minimum of 3 semester or 4-5 quarter units. Grades of “C-” are not acceptable. A course cannot be certified unless it was on the IGETC list during the year when it was taken. Students beginning in Fall 2021 must follow the 2021-2022 IGETC requirements. Advanced Placement (AP) test credit and coursework completed at regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities may be used to fulfill some IGETC requirements. Coursework must be evaluated through the office of evaluations or by the Riverside City College articulation officer. International coursework may only be applied to IGETC if the international institution has United States regional accreditation. All other international coursework cannot be applied to IGETC.
Partial IGETC Certification
Partial IGETC certification is allowed with a maximum of two courses missing, which have to be completed after transfer. Students need Areas 1 and 2 of the IGETC completed to meet minimum transfer admission requirements. A deficiency in Area 1 and/or 2 may also indicate a student does not meet the minimum transfer requirements.
UC IGETC Limitation
Some of the UC campuses do not accept or recommend IGETC for certain majors (e.g., Engineering, Sciences). Students should consult with a counselor to determine the most appropriate general education pattern for their major and intended transfer institution.