COUNSELING SERVICES DIVISION
Frequently Asked Questions
Applied Psychology is the discipline of classes taught by Saddleback College Counselors. Topics for each course vary but relate to the individual students' success. Course titles include Academic Planning; Educational & Vocational Planning; Helping Relationships; Human Relationships; Career Exploration; Study Skills & Techniques; and Leadership.
In order to determine whether or not a course counts for an Associate Degree or transfer, check the course number.
Courses numbered 300 and above are basic skills courses and are therefore not applicable for an Associate Degree or transfer.
Please consult with a counselor for possible exceptions to these rules or to determine transferability of courses to other colleges and universities.
*Please note: This course numbering system applies only to Saddleback College. All colleges have their own unique course numbers. Psychology 1 at Saddleback College may be different from Psychology 1 at Northern California Community College.
In order to schedule an appointment with a counselor you can call (949) 582-4572 first thing Monday morning, you can go online to www.saddleback.edu/counseling, and you may also walk-in to speak with counselor in Student Services.
Choosing a major is an important decision all students face, and it is always an advantage to decide on your major early so that you can complete the required courses for your chosen major. There are a number of ways you can get help deciding on your major. You can schedule an individual appointment with a counselor, you can enroll in an Applied Psychology class or you can receive assistance through one of the computerized career planning and major choice programs available through the Career Center.
Yes. Saddleback College transfer students to colleges and universities all around the country.
A degree granted by community colleges upon completion of 60 units of college work, including general education, major, and elective requirements.
A degree granted by community colleges upon completion of 60 units of college work, including general education, major, and elective requirements. In addition, it is also a transfer program you can participate in if you're interested in transferring to the California State University System.
GE or General Education is a program of courses in the arts and sciences that provides a broad educational experience. Courses are usually introductory in nature and provide students with fundamental skills and knowledge in English, arts, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, physical and biological sciences.
IGETC, Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, is a general education program which community college transfer students can use to fulfill lower-division general education requirements for either the CSU or UC systems. IGETC is not recommended for some majors at the UC campuses
Certification of CSU GE or IGETC is an important step in the transfer process. The certification of GE is an official notice verifying that a transfer student has completed courses satisfying lower division general education requirements. The request for certification of CSU GE or IGETC is done at the Admissions & Records Office at the time you request transcripts to be sent to your transfer school.
An associate degree is a degree granted by a community college to students who complete a specified program of study, usually totaling 60 units. A bachelor degree or baccalaureate is a degree granted upon completion of at least 120 semester units or 180 quarter units. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees are offered by the California State Universities, the University of California and private four-year colleges and universities.
Completion of 60 units that meet General Education competency and major requirements are needed to obtain an associate degree.
Articulation is the process of evaluating courses to determine whether coursework completed at one college will meet the requirements for admission, transfer credit, general education, or major preparation at another college. Saddleback College has specific agreements with a number of CSU and UC campuses. A complete listing of Saddleback College's articulation agreements with these systems can be found at www.assist.org. All related Saddleback articulation agreements as well as information on AA-T/AS-T degrees and private university agreements can be found at http://www.saddleback.edu/articulation.