The website helps California Community College students explore UC and CSU campuses and majors. It also houses all of the course articulation agreements between the California Community Colleges and the UC and CSU campuses. Articulation agreements are formalized agreements between California Community Colleges and Universities that establish transfer course equivalency, so that students can determine which classes at the community college are equivalent to those at the university. Articulation agreements are available by major for specific university campuses, so a student can determine which courses are required for their major at the university campus for which they're interested. The ASSIST website also provides students with campus and major specific admission requirement information. ASSIST is an invaluable tool for any California Community College student preparing to transfer to a UC or CSU campus.

Cuesta College has established articulation agreements with the following institutions:

University of California Campuses

UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Merced
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz

California State Universities

California State University, Bakersfield
California State University Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
Humboldt State University
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California Maritime Academy
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San José State University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University San Marcos
Sonoma State University
California State University, Stanislaus

Private and Out of State Campuses

Arizona State University
Brandman University
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Columbia College
Grand Canyon University
New School of Architecture
Sierra Nevada College
University of La Verne
University of Oregon
University of Southern California
University of San FranciscoWoodbury University