Associate Degree for Transfer
A Degree with a Guarantee
ABOUT THE GUARANTEE
The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) is a special, new degree offered
at California Community Colleges. To pursue this special degree rather than a traditional
AA or AS degree, you should meet with a counselor to develop an education plan that puts you on the path toward the AA-T or AS-T degree.
The guarantee itself means that students who earn an AA-T or AS-T degree and meet the CSU minimum eligibility
requirements are guaranteed admission to a CSU, but not necessarily to a particular
campus or major. With the special degree, you may be given a GPA bump when applying
to an impacted campus outside your local area or an impacted major that is deemed similar.
In addition, once at the CSU, if you are admitted and enrolled in a designated similar
degree program you have the opportunity to complete your bachelor's degree with as
little as 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of coursework. A counselor will help
you determine which CSUs offer bachelor's degrees that correspond to your AA-T or
AS-T degree. It is still important for you to apply to the schools that interest you
and follow admissions deadlines to be considered.
ELAC Associate Degrees for Transfer
For more information on Associate Degrees for Transfer visit www.adegreewithaguarantee.com & www.SB1440.org