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What is an AA-T/AS-T?

The Associate Degree for Transfer are a new class of degrees - they are not the same as the traditional AA & AS. California Community College students that have earned a transfer associate (AA/AS-T) degree are guaranteed junior standing and priority admission consideration over all other transfer students when applying to a CSU baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree program that has been deemed similar to the student’s community college area of emphasis. Once admitted to a similar baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree program, the transfer associate degree student will only be required to complete 60 additional prescribed units to qualify for the similar baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree.

About the Guarantee...

Transfer associate (AA/AS-T) degree applicants are guaranteed priority admission over all other transfer students when applying to a local or non impacted campus or priority admission consideration to an impacted campus when applying to a CSU baccalaureate (BA) degree program that has been deemed similar to the student’s community college area of emphasis.

NOTE: You are not guaranteed admission to any one specific CSU campus - only admission to the CSU system!
In addition, the guarantee is only for a "similar major" which may or may not be the major you want so please check the CSU
Similar Majors List!

At present, this law does not apply to the University of California (UC).

To Earn an AA-T or AS-T...

In order to earn an AA-T/AS-T, students must successfully complete:

  • Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable units,
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0,
  • Fully complete either the of the following approved general eduation patterns:
    • CSU General Education Requirements
    • IGETC
  • and 18 or more units in a major with grades of "C" or better.
    • See link in the right column of this webpage for a complete listing of AA-T/AS-T offered at Fullerton College.

There are no additional graduation requirements for AA-T or AS-T degrees.

Transfer AA-T/AS-T Admission Verification 

 To be eligible for the admission priority consideration at those CSU campuses with similar programs that received your application, California Community College AA-T/AS-T degree applicants must submit verification that they have or are finishing the remaining requirements for the AA-T/AS-T degree.

For this verification to be accomplished, the California Community Colleges have established a priority schedule for transfer associate degree eligible students. 

  • Students are asked to submit their “petition to graduate” with an Associate of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer at the community college they are attending for no later than the spring prior to transfer.
  • The community college (Admissions Office) will provide eligible applicants with an official document that indicates remaining requirements for the AA-T/AS-T degree.
  • Transfer applicants must send a copy of the evaluation form to the admissions office at each CSU campus to which you applied by the date requested by the CSU campus.
  • A final transcript showing completion of the an Associate of Arts/Science Degree must be submitted to the admissions office at the CSU campus to which you plan to enroll by the date requested by the CSU campus.

For more information, please schedule an appointment with  a Fullerton College counselor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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