General Education Certification
Fullerton College is authorized to offer two general education certification patterns. The CSU GE Breadth Certification is a 39 unit pattern which fulfills the lower division general education requirements for the Bachelor Degree at the California State University.
The IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) is a 37-39 unit pattern which fulfills the lower division general education requirements for the Bachelor Degree at either the University of California or the California State University.
Certification means Fullerton College has determined these requirements have been met and a notation is made on the transcript. If the student transfers without certification, the university may require the student to complete additional lower division general education.
There are no catalog rights for certification. A course must be on the appropriate general education list at the time it is successfully completed.
Important Note: Selecting a general education plan is an issue that must be planned carefully. Certification is not always advantageous to all students. It is critical that all students planning to transfer to a university seek guidance from an academic counselor. Students not seeking guidance may complete inappropriate courses, thus complicating or delaying transfer to the university.
Students who complete either general education certification requirements need to request an evaluation to be included with the transcript when it is sent to the university. (Refer to Transcript of Record for additional information.)