NEW! C-ID is holding two Discipline Input Group (DIG) meetings, at which faculty will convene to begin a discussion regarding the creation of model curriculum for certificates in their discipline, as well as determine whether C-ID descriptors are appropriate. There is no fee to attend and a light breakfast as well as lunch will be provided.
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Welcome to, the website for the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID).

C-ID is a supranumbering system being developed to ease transfer and articulation in California’s higher education institutions. To learn more about C-ID, please visit our ABOUT US page. To access FAQs for faculty and articulation officers, please click here.

Currently, C-ID has 358 approved descriptors and 33 draft descriptors from over 56 different disciplines. To view C-ID’s finalized Descriptors, or to review Draft Descriptors, please visit the DESCRIPTORS page. Once there, you can select finalized descriptors from a drop-down menu. The Draft Descriptors Review and Comment Area can be accessed by clicking on the View Draft Descriptors link on the Descriptors page.

To access the CSU courses that have been identified by campuses as comparable to C-ID descriptors, use the COURSES tab or You can search for courses by discipline or CSU campus.