The GE and the IGETC are used for transferring. They guarantee that you meet general education requirements and completed specific coursework. If you don’t have a certification when you transfer, you may not receive proper credit for the courses you have completed.
Differences Between IGETC and GE
|IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum)||GE (General Education)|
|Choose this pattern to transfer to a University of California (UC); IGETC is also accepted at Calfornia State Universities (CSU)||Choose this pattern to attend a California State University (CSU)|
|Counselors certify IGETC pattern||Only the Admissions and Records office staff certifies transcripts for CSU GE|
|If you choose this pattern, meet with a counselor to plan coursework.||GE Certification is done at the time of transfer and must be accompanied by an official transcript|
|Meet with a counselor to plan for the GE pattern|