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 for the course on our CATEMA site, earn a B or higher in the course and on your final exam/project, and be recommended for college credit.
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 fulfill requirements for certificates, degrees, and/or transfer.
To learn more about articulation, visit our CTE Transitions page.
For assistance with the application or CATEMA class registration, see the resources below.
New Students: First time applying to a community college
- How to Apply: Video Instructions 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
- How to Apply: Video Instructions 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.
Register for your class in CATEMA
After you have received your email from Admissions & Records with your SURF ID, you will register for the course in CATEMA. 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.