What does the Associate Degree for Transfer program do for me?

• Creates an Associate Degree for Transfer that guarantees your admission with junior standing to the California State University system.  Associate Degree for Transfer logo

• Defines this associate degree as having 60 transferrable units that include 18 units in a major or area of emphasis and an approved general education curriculum (either IGETC or GE Breadth).

• Provides you with priority admission to your local California State University campus and to a program or major that is similar to the major or area of emphasis you studied at your community college.

• Prohibits the California State University from requiring you to repeat courses that are similar to those completed at your community college as part of your Associate Degree for Transfer. 

• Prohibits the California State University from requiring you to take more than 60 units to complete a 120-unit baccalaureate degree.

• Reduces the need to take unnecessary courses, thereby shortening your time to degree completion and reducing your costs at the community college and California State University.

• Eliminates confusion caused by different and shifting major preparation requirements that can vary by each California State University campus.

• Even if you do not complete or have to delay finishing your bachelor's degree, you'll still have an associate degree and no one can take that from you. It can significantly increase your earning potential and provide you with the skills employers are looking for in this difficult economy.


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CSU campuses which are designated as impacted at the upper division transfer level or which have impacted programs may consider the local admissions area as one of the factors in admission. A listing of CSU campuses and programs designated as impacted and a listing of CSU campuses and their defined local admissions area are available online. Students who earn the AA-T or AS-T degree at a California Community College will be granted priority admission consideration if they apply to a local California State University that has designated the community college granting the degree as within its local admission area.