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Associate Degree for Transfer

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440) establishes a Transfer Associate of Arts (AA-T) or Associate of Science (AS-T) degree for California Community College students and is designed to provide a clear pathway to the CSU degree major. It allows students to complete an Associate’s degree while satisfying lower division general education and major requirements for transfer at the same time.

It is important that students contact their local community college for information on meeting the requirements for a Transfer Associate of Arts (AA-T) or Associate of Science (AS-T) degree. For more information getting an Associate Degree for Transfer please visit adegreewithaguarantee.com. For degree roadmaps for ADTs at CSUSM, please visit the Academic Programs site. 

60-unit Degree Plan

In order to be eligible for the 60-unit plan that is part of the ADT guarantee, an admitted student must:

  • Be admitted to the similar program at CSUSM in which the AA-T or AS-T was earned
  • Submit official transcripts with the AA-T or AS-T conferred by the first day of the first semester as a matriculated student

Students must also:

  • Remain in the similar major in which the AA-T or AS-T was earned
  • Maintain a cumulative overall and resident GPA of 2.0 (i.e. good academic standing)
  • Maintain continuous enrollment