Students and Parents
Articulating a class allows students to earn college credit while still in high school and/or ROP. This may allow students to attain their goals more quickly and also create an incentive to continue their education.
The benefits of articulation include:
- Graduate high school with college credit.
- Save money! Students pay nothing for tuition or textbooks.
- If the student is not recommended for credit, it does not impact their college transcript or financial aid eligibility.
How Students Earn Credit in Articulated Classes
- Talk to your counselor or high school teacher and let him/her know that you are interested in pursuing the college credit for your course. Do this at the beginning of the school year as there are some enrollment deadlines that must be met. An active articulation agreement must be in place for the course and school district at the time the student is enrolled in the high school class. Your high school teacher will know if one is in place.
- Submit an online Rio Hondo College application and once complete, write down your confirmation number. You will receive an email with your Rio Hondo Student ID within 48-72 hours.
- Register for your class using the CATEMA online system. You must first obtain your Rio Hondo ID by submitting your Rio Hondo Application and applying for the spring term that you wish to receive credit.
- Earn a “B” or higher in both the course AND the final exam/project/portfolio (except in Child Development courses, an “A” is required). Grades below a “B” are not eligible for credit and will not appear on your Rio Hondo College transcript.
- Obtain and save your Rio Hondo College Student ID number.
- Store all your login information and passwords in a safe place as you will need to return to them often.
- You may view your transcript or request official transcripts to see the credit earned from your articulated courses. Grades from articulated courses will post by the September following the semester that you earned credit. Be sure to view your transcripts before you order them to confirm that the grade has been posted. See “Helpful Links” for instructions.
Credit for Prior Learning
Students may also wish to earn credit for prior learning. Contact the Career Pathways Specialist directly to inquire about the process.