PA Statewide Articulations

PDE > K-12 > Career and Technical Education > Programs of Study > Articulations

SOAR = Students Occupationally and academically ready

Articulation for advanced credit transfer is made possible when Perkins-allocated post-secondary institutions and Pennsylvania secondary schools offering SOAR programs agree to the terms and conditions stated in the Perkins Statewide Articulation Agreement.

  • Minimum GPA (2.5 / 4.0) in Technical Core Course
  • Successfully completing an End of Program Assessment (NOCTI, NIMS, etc.)
  • Successfully completing POS Competency (Task) List
  • Fulfilling Industry Certifications (not required, but may qualify students for more credits)

Why should you use Classmate to generate Statewide Articulation Reports for ALL SENIORS?

  • Statewide Articulation Agreement Report will be broken down by Qualified Students and Unqualified Students.
  • Any student that passes first 3 of the criteria will be considered ‘Qualified’. (Industry Cert isn’t necessary to “qualify”.)
  • Classmate can and should be used to generate articulation paperwork for Unqualified students because…
  • Unqualified students may still receive college credits!

Optimize the number of students who QUALIFY for SOAR – Articulation credits at participating post-secondary institutions by:

  • Importing NOCTI cut scores and student exam scores into Classmate
  • Ensuring that teachers grade all POS tasks (in Classmate).
  • Input all student industry certifications – helps students secure more credits.
  • Print cover sheets and completed task lists;
  • Program teacher signs task cover sheet and
  • Director/assistant director signs articulation cover sheet.
  • Put articulation paperwork package in your senior student’s graduation packet with letter encouraging them to visit


Articulation Information of SOAR

Agreement. Perkins Statewide Articulation Agreement (PDF)

SOAR Advanced College Credit Opportunities

SOAR Programs offer qualifying students advanced credit(s) with partnering postsecondary institutions in aligned CTE programs. To view current advanced credit opportunities articulated with postsecondary institutions, go to the equivalency search results at

Coversheet for Secondary Competency Task List (PDF)

Sample – Secondary Competency Task List Format for Student Documentation (PDF)

Student Documentation Coversheet for Programs of Study Articulation Agreements (PDF)

2016-17 CATS Approved Secondary Schools with POS Delivery (PDF)

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