Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS)

STARS is an articulation and transfer planning system designed to inform students who attend Alabama Community Colleges about degree requirements, course equivalents, and other transfer information pertaining to specific majors at each state funded and several private four-year institutions. STARS is an efficient and effective way of providing students, counselors, and educators with accurate information upon which transfer decisions can be made.

Developed and overseen by the STARS Coordination Site Troy University, STARS is the information link between the State’s two-year and four-year institutions. The STARS Coordination Site sets up, maintains, and provides support for the statewide database. The STARS database, if used properly, can prevent the loss of course credit hours, can provide direction for the scheduling of course work, and can ease the transition from one institution to another.

These transfer guides, if used correctly, guide students through their first two years of coursework and prevent loss of credit hours upon transfer to the selected public four-year universities in Alabama. This can mean huge savings in time and money. To use the STARS guide, students click the STARS button on the Coastal Alabama homepage or use the URL – and click on the Transfer Guide button to follow the step-by-step directions. It is important that students meet with their advisor to discuss the transfer guide. Students must keep a copy of the guide for verification purposes upon transfer.