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External Exam Credit

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The Course Identification Numbering System is a statewide numbering system independent from the course numbers assigned by the college.  A C-ID number signals that participating California colleges and universities have determined that courses offered by other California community colleges are comparable in content and scope to courses offered on their own campuses, regardless of their unique titles or local course numbers.  The C-ID designation can therefore be used to identify comparable courses at different community colleges.


However, students should always go to to confirm how each college’s course will be accepted at a particular four-year college or university for transfer credit. The C-ID numbering system is useful for students attending more than one community college and is applied to many of the transferable courses students need as preparation for transfer.  Because course requirements my change, and because courses may be modified or deleted from the C-ID database, students should always check with a counselor to determine how C-ID designated courses fit into their education plans for transfer.