Associate Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) are Associate Degrees designed to prepare students for transfer to the CSU system and earn an Associate Degree using the same requirements. They are intended to make it easier for CSU-bound students to successfully transfer by having universal lower-division major requirements for all 23 CSU campuses. Students can prepare to transfer to the CSU system using just one set of preparation courses for their major rather than having to meet different requirements for multiple campuses.
  • In general, the Associate Degrees for Transfer offer a streamlined process for those transferring to the CSU system. There are other benefits as well: 
  • Guaranteed priority admission with junior status to a CSU campus with a “similar” major;
  • GPA bump of .10 or .20 when applying to an impacted campus or major;
  • After transfer to CSU, guaranteed degree completion within 60 semester units at the CSU
  1. Complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. General Education Pattern Option B: the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements OR General Education Pattern Option C: The Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (In some instances the A.A.-T/A.S.-T will only allow for Option C, please be sure to check the specific TMC Template); and
    2. The Minimum degree specific semester units as required for each Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Transfer major.
  2. Obtain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0
  3. Earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Transfer major.

The above requirements must be completed by the end of a Spring Semester if transferring in Fall. Also, please note that a higher GPA is generally required for majors declared impacted or in high demand - please check with a Counselor for more specific information.