Associate Degrees For Transfer

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The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (California Education Code §66746-66749 - Senate Bill 1440) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any California Community College student who completes an “associate degree for transfer” (ADT), a variation of the traditional associate degree offered at community colleges.

MSJC offers associate degrees for transfer that guarantee admission to the CSU. These may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. MSJC students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing to one of the California State Universities in a similar major. Also, students are given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. However, this degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system.
Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are able to complete their remaining requirements for the baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units. Students are encouraged to meet with a Counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

The following is required for all AA-T/AS-T (ADT) Degrees:
  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. 
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a Counselor for more information. 
  3. Students must complete all CSU General Education-Breadth (Option B)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, IGETC (Option C) requirements with a grade of “C” or better. The Pass/No Pass grading option in not appropriate for the CSU “Golden Four” requirements (CSU Breadth areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 or IGETC areas 1A, 1B, 1C and 2) or in major preparation for the ADT.
  4. Certified completion of the CSU GE Breadth (Option B) or IGETC (Option C) patterns. 
  5. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an AA-T/AS-T major. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis (title 5 § 55063).

ADT Degrees