Articulated High School Courses
If your high school teacher has articulated your high school course with a MiraCosta College course, you have the opportunity to earn college credit for your high school course. In order to be eligible to earn college credit, you must submit a MiraCosta admissions application, register on CATEMA (online roster and gradebook), earn a B or higher in the course and on your final exam/project, and receive a credit recommendation from the high school teacher or college faculty.
Your final project/exam grade will be transcripted with the notation of Credit by Exam. The transcripting process takes place over the summer after the school year and will be complete by September 1st. The articulated courses potentially fulfill requirements for certificates, degrees, and/or transfer.
To learn more about articulation, visit our High School Articulation page.
For assistance with the application or CATEMA class registration, see the resources below. You can also refer to this cheat sheet to submit an accurate application.
New Students: First time applying to a community college
- Admissions application step-by-step instructions for new students
- Admissions application instructional video-Spring 2022 for new students
- CATEMA: Video Instructions for New Students
- CATEMA: Step-by-step instructions with screen shots
Returning Students: You have submitted an application in the past
- Admissions Application Step-by-Step Instructions for Returning Students
- Admissions application instructional video-Spring 2022 for returning students
- CATEMA: Video Instructions for Returning Students
- CATEMA: Account Retrieval Instructions with Screen Shots
- SURF ID Lookup
Apply for Admissions
Complete an online application. Allow 2-3 business days for the application to be processed. Once your application is processed we will send you a welcome email with your student ID number (we call it a SURF ID). You need this SURF ID for the next step.
Online Roster & Gradebook
After you have received your email from Admissions & Records with your SURF ID, you will register/login on CATEMA to select the classes. You will not register on SURF, and you won't see these courses in your SURF account until after we transcript the credit. Tip: Didn’t receive an email with your SURF ID? Check your junk folder, or go to SURF ID Lookup. If you are unable to retrieve your ID, you can contact the Student Help Desk. View our New Student CATEMA Instructional Video.
Submit Petition for Credit
Submit the Student Petition for Credit form by your school’s given deadline that is listed on the form. You will need to input your SURF ID on this form, as well.