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What Is an Associate Degree for Transfer?

The Associate Degree for Transfer is a special, new degree offered through the California Community Colleges (CCC).  When a student earns an Associate of Arts-Transfer (AA-T) degree or an Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree through the CCC, Senate Bill 1440 mandates that the student be guaranteed admission to the California State University (CSU) system.

How Can the Associate Degree for Transfer Program Benefit You?

Besides the benefit of completing community college coursework with an associate degree in hand, this program also provides students with the necessary preparation to transfer to the CSU system and complete a baccalaureate degree.  Also, through the new program, students who complete an AA-T or AS-T will be given a special GPA advantage when applying to CSU impacted campuses or majors.  Want to know the best part? Students with an AA-T or AS-T enter the CSU system with junior standing.  Students who are admitted to a program that has been deemed similar will need only 60 more semester units (or 90 quarter units) to complete a bachelor's degree.

How Can the California Virtual Campus Help You Obtain an Associate Degree for Transfer?

The California Virtual Campus (CVC) provides complete, timely, and accurate information about online courses and programs in California higher education with a strong emphasis on the California Community Colleges.  Courses with an (ADT) identifier are applicable to an Associate Degree for Transfer for a specific major offered by that specific college.  This does not guarantee that the course is applicable to the major you intend nor the most appropriate course for to you take.  Please consult with a counselor before making your course selection.

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