These are formal arrangements between MDC and other institutions. They can help to make the transfer process much easier because they explain your rights in the transfer process. In this context, the term "articulation" refers to the ways colleges and universities coordinate programs to facilitate the advancement of students through their institutions.
- Miami Dade College has articulation agreements with numerous local and in-State public and private four-year institutions as well as with institutions throughout the United States and the world.
- At the College’s Articulation webpage, you can browse articulation agreements by institution names and by program. The agreements contain useful information such as which of the credits you earn at MDC will count toward a baccalaureate degree at the partner institution, and other specific requirements the institution may have.
Transferring to a Public College or University in Florida (2+2 = Pathways to Success)
Florida's higher education system is designed to allow students who wish to earn a bachelor's degree to complete their first two years at a two-year institution such as MDC. This approach to earning a bachelor’s degree is commonly referred to as the 2 + 2 system. The State of Florida has established a statewide articulation agreement that defines this approach and has adopted policies to assist students to do this. The articulation agreement includes:
- Guaranteed transfer of 60 credits earned as part of the A.A. degree
- Transfer of A.S. degree program credits to specific Baccalaureate degrees. Visit the State of Florida’s Career Ladder Agreements page for a list of articulated A.S. degree programs and their hours. Then check with the four year colleges and universities for details. In addition, MDC offers a number of Baccalaureate degree programs that provide a seamless transfer pathway for A.S. graduates.
- No additional General Education requirements for those with an A.A. degree
- Equal opportunity with native university students to enter limited access programs (see note below for details)
- Acceptance of credits earned in programs such as Advanced Placement, CLEP, Dual Enrollment, and International Baccalaureate
- Advance knowledge of selection criteria for limited access programs. Limited access means that certain programs with limited capacity have additional admission requirements that may include: a higher GPA and standardized test scores; additional prerequisites; and auditions or portfolios. However, these requirements apply equally to native university students as well as those transferring with a two-year degree. It is important to meet or speak with an Academic & Career Advisor or College Mentor in your selective admission program of choice to ensure you meet all of the requirements. Remember, the requirements may change so stay in touch with them regularly. If you do not have an assigned Academic / Departmental Advisor or College Mentor, go to the Academic & Career Services Office at your Campus for assistance.
- Adherence to the university requirements and policies that were in place when a student first enters a community college, provided continuous enrollment.
- Transfer of equivalent courses under the Statewide Course Numbering System
Students who are planning to transfer without completing have not yet completed the two-year degree A.A. or A.S. degree will be evaluated on their high school transcripts as well as their college coursework. They will also compete for admission with the same criteria as all First Year applicants to the college or university.
Staying at MDC for the balance of your studies.
Visit the MDC Baccalaureate Degree Programs page for details on the growing number of programs available.
Foreign language admission requirement
State universities in Florida have a uniform foreign language admission requirement that can be met as followed: two years of sequential foreign language in high school, or completion of a postsecondary course at the elementary 2 level in one foreign language in college. Students can satisfy this requirement by CLEP exams or by other means determined by their institution. Please note that American Sign Language will satisfy the foreign language requirement for university admission but may not satisfy graduation requirements for some majors. To be safe, always contact your transfer institution or department for more specific information on the foreign language requirement.
Grade forgiveness policies
Grade forgiveness policies vary from institution to institution. Additionally, some institutions and selective admission programs may not allow grade forgiveness in the calculation of GPA and as such may recalculate your GPA at the time of application before you are considered for admission or scholarships.