Articulated High School Courses
High school articulation agreements with MiraCosta College provide the opportunity for high school students to earn college credit for their high school CTE course if they meet all the requirements.
Students' final project/exam grade will be transcripted with the notation of Credit by Exam. Most credit by exam transfers as lower division elective credit. However, each transfer institution will determine if the course completed with a Credit by Exam notation on the transcript will transfer as credit to a specic campus and/or major. Students can meet with a MiraCosta College counselor for more detailed information to see how their credit will likely transfer to another institution.
Begining in the 2023-24 academic year, we will start transcripting credit as the high school courses end. The students on 4x4 block or trimester schedules will benefit from this change.
To learn more about articulation, visit our High School Articulation page.
For assistance with the application, see the resources below. You can also refer to this cheat sheet.
New Students: First time applying to a community college
Returning Students: You have submitted an application in the past but haven't been enrolled for more than two consecutive semesters
Apply for Admissions
Complete an online application. Allow 2-3 business days for the application to be processed. Once your application is processed we will send you a welcome email with your student ID number (we call it a SURF ID). You need this SURF ID for the next step.
Student Request for MiraCosta College Credit
After you have received your email from Admissions & Records with your SURF ID, you will submit a Petition for Credit. We cannot transcript the credit without a submitted Petition for Credit, even if you meet the grade requirements. If you can't find the email with your SURF ID, check your junk folder, search for SURF ID Lookup on our website, or contact the Student Help Desk. Admissions & Records will enroll eligible students and transcript their grades if they meet all requirements after the course has ended.