Transfer and Articulation Program

The Transfer and Articulation Program (TAP) is a new program for ensuring Connecticut community college students complete degree programs that transfer to Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak without either losing or generating excess credit.

About the Program

Students in the TAP will complete the first 60-63 credits at a community college and the final 60-63 credits at a CSU.

How it Works

Through TAP, students enrolled at a Connecticut Community College

  • Asnuntuck CC
  • Capital CC
  • Gateway CC
  • Housatonic CC
  • Manchester CC
  • Middlesex CC
  • Naugatuck Valley CC
  • Northwestern CT CC
  • Norwalk CC
  • Quinebaug Valley CC
  • Three Rivers CC
  • Tunxis CC

Can select from over 20 concentrations that prepare them to complete four-year bachelor’s degrees at

  • Central CSU
  • Eastern CSU
  • Southern CSU
  • Western CSU
  • Charter Oak SC


New transfer degree pathways will be available to students entering the community colleges in Fall 2016.


For more information about TAP, please contact the program Co-Managers:

Candace Barrington

Central Connecticut State University

Ken Klucznik

Manchester Community College

News & Updates


May 2015
This month's newsletter continues that FAQ format and addresses two important questions: Is each TAP pathway to a major a separate degree, or is there one degree with separate pathways? What does it mean when a degree program is labeled "TAP compliant"?
May 2015 Newsletter

April 2, 2015
This month, we address questions frequently asked about TAP, its implementation, and its long term consequences for Connecticut State Colleges and University faculty, staff, and students.
April 2, 2015 Newsletter

March 5, 2015
The following update is the first of a series of newsletters on the development and implementation of CSCU's Transfer and Articulation Policy (TAP). After a brief description of TAP, it turns to two areas of concern, (1) TAP’s compliance with NEASC standards and (2) TAP’s possible impact on the community colleges and their associate-degree programs.
March 5, 2015 Newsletter (pdf)


Transfer and Articulation Policy

Connecticut families deserve a system of public higher education whose primary purpose is to produce graduates who form an engaged and well-informed citizenry, as well as a robust and appropriately educated workforce. To achieve this purpose, we must demonstrate that we provide a quality education. At the same time, we must create a clearly marked pathway from admission to graduation for all students by clarifying and streamlining the degree-program structures and transfer processes in our state colleges and universities to help students complete their post-secondary certifications and degrees as efficiently as possible.
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Policy Statement on Associate Degrees

All degrees granted by the BOR to students will clearly identify the purpose or purposes they serve. In most cases, A.A. and A.S. degrees designed for transfer to CSCU institutions will follow Transfer and Articulation Policy (TAP) guidelines and processes to become CSCU Pathway Transfer A. A. and A.S. Degree: [Discipline Name] Studies within the CSCU system.
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Name & Local Status of Pathway Transfer Degrees

The Transfer and Articulation Policy degree will be an umbrella degree with designations for each specific pathway and will be labeled by discipline as, CSCU Pathway Transfer A.A. / A.S. Degree: [Discipline] Studies. These pathways will not be advising options, but fully spelled-out degrees.
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Campus Representatives

Framework Implementation and Review Committee (FIRC)

Campus Name Contact Title
ACC Michelle Coach Assistant Professor, Biology/Science Coordinator
CCC Stephen Fagbemi Chair/Social and Behavioral Sciences
GCC Lauren Doninger Professor of Psychology
HCC Elizabeth Steeves Professor of Chemistry
MCC Nicole Esposito Instructor of Human Services
MxCC Patricia Raymond Professor/Business Administration & Marketing
NVCC Burton Tedesco Instructor/Theatre
NWCC Sharon Gusky Professor/Biology
NCC Susan Steiz Faculty-Marketing/Business Department
QVCC Brian Donohue-Lynch Professor of Anthropology and Sociology
TRCC Sarah Selke Professor of Biology
TxCC Francis Coan Professor of History
CCSU Myrna Garcia-Bowen Director/Transfer & Academic Articulations
ECSU Gail Gelburd Professor of Art History
SCSU Deborah Weiss Professor of Communication Disorders
WCSU Robin Gustafson Professor of Psychology
COSC Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska Chair, History & Humanities Committee

Biology Pathway Work Group

Campus Name Contact
ACC Michelle Coach
CCC Janet Frost
CCSU Doug Carter
COSC Mark Johnson
ECSU Elizabeth Cowles
GCC Megan DeLivron
MCC Sharale Golding
MxCC Patrick Bryan
NVCC Larry Altman
NWCC Sharon Gusky
NCC Bet Frost
QVCC Melissa Philion
SCSU Sean Grace
TRCC James Copeland
TxCC Lynn Laskowski
WCSU Mitch Wagener