A Message from the AGSC...

The AGSC/STARS Program exemplifies a system of collaboration and cohesiveness among Alabama’s two-year colleges and public universities.  Beneficiaries of this cooperation are the hundreds of thousands of transfer students who seek seamless transfer of college credits and avoidance of course duplication in the transfer process  Created in 1994, the AGSC/STARS Program truly reflects a model system of cost efficiency, responsiveness and transparency.

Even through recent reductions in state appropriations, the AGSC/STARS Staff continues to make the process work by placing the state's transfer student as priority one.  Indeed, with a staff of less than three full-time employees, the office continues to make a huge difference in higher education delivery in our state.

In addition, dedicated faculty members who volunteer to serve on academic committees coupled with administrators who support the program are also vital in the overall success of this exemplary system of complimentary parts.

Even though state appropriations have been reduced over the years, the Alabama Legislature remains supportive and recognizes the value of AGSC/STARS to the students and tax payers of our state.  Such annual support is vital to the program’s continued success.

As we turn our focus toward a new academic year and the challenges that await, the Articulation and General Studies Committee and the STARS Staff remain steadfast in their commitment of responsive service to students, to provide a forum for shared academic collaborators, and to be a model of efficiency that other states want to model.

Thank you for visiting our web site. If you have any questions or need further assistance or have additional questions, please contact the STARS Office.


Dr. John W. Schmidt
AGSC CHAIRMAN -- 2012-2013
Senior Vice Chancellor for
Advancement & External Relations