STARS: Statewide Transfer & Articulation Reporting System
What is STARS?
"STARS stands for Statewide Transfer & Articulation Reporting System. STARS is a web-accessible database system which provides guidance and direction for prospective transfer students in the State of Alabama.
The STARS System allows public two-year students in Alabama to obtain a Transfer Guide/Agreement for the major of their choice. This guide/agreement, if used correctly, guides the student through their first two years of coursework and prevents loss of credit hours upon transfer to the appropriate public four-year university in Alabama. Although transfer guides/agreements can only be printed for two-year to four-year transfers, the STARS system can still provide guidance and direction to transfer students who have a different transfer situation.
Learn about STARS from a student's perspective. View this video:
"The Alabama Articulation and General Studies Committee (AGSC) is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of the STARS System. The information that students receive from the STARS System has been approved by the AGSC" (Troy University, 2013).
Areas: All Transfer Guides require courses in five Areas. These are the same five Areas in the Northeast curriculum:
Area I: Written Composition
Area II: Humanities & Fine Arts
Area III: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Area IV: History, Social, & Behavioral Sciences
Area V: Pre-professional, Major; & Elective Courses (Area V courses may vary by university, as shown on university websites and STARS.)
Total Credits: 60-64
Who should secure a STARS Report?
Any student wishing to transfer their courses/credits earned from Lawson State Community College to a four year (public or private) college in the state of Alabama.
NOTE: Pure technical courses (i.e., barbering, cosmetology, automotive, welding, ACR, etc...) are NOT a part of the STARS Program.
Transfer Student Survival Guide (Sponsored by Troy University)
(Click Troy University's Survival Guide picture below to secure the survival guide)