For purposes of this section, the term “articulation agreement” means an agreement between institutions of higher education that specifies the acceptability of courses in transfer toward meeting specific degree requirements.
20 U.S. Code § 1161o. College partnership grants authorized
(a) Grants authorized
(b) Eligible partnershipsFor purposes of this part, an eligible partnership shall include at least two institutions of higher education, or a system of institutions of higher education, and may include either or both of the following:
(c) PriorityThe Secretary shall give priority to eligible partnerships that—
one or more junior or community colleges (as defined by section 1058(f) of this title) that award associate’s degrees; and
one or more institutions of higher education that offer a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree not awarded by the institutions described in subparagraph (A) with which it is partnered.
(d) Mandatory use of fundsGrants awarded under this part shall be used for—
the development of policies and programs to expand opportunities for students to earn bachelor’s degrees, by facilitating the transfer of academic credits between institutions and expanding articulation and guaranteed transfer agreements between institutions of higher education, including through common course numbering and general education core curriculum;
programs to identify and remove barriers that inhibit student transfers, including technological and informational programs.
(e) Optional use of fundsGrants awarded under this part may be used for—
support services to students participating in the program, such as tutoring, mentoring, and academic and personal counseling; and
(i) Authorization of appropriations
2009—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 111–39 substituted “1093a(b)(1)” for “1093a(d)”.