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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

Note regarding the new version of the Business Administration Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC):

  • If you earn an ADT that is based on the first version (1.0) of the Business Administration TMC, it will only be considered similar to the Global Supply Chain Management option. 
  • If you earn a Business Administration ADT that is based on the new version of the TMC (2.0), it will be considered similar to all options of the Business Administration program beginning Fall 2022.

If you have questions about which version of the Business Administration ADT is offered at your school, please visit their transfer center for more information.

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 July 15th

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

The specific 60-unit degree plan is provided for eligible students after submission of an official transcript with the similar ADT degree conferred.

Office of the Registrar(760) 750‐4814registrar@csusm.eduCougar Central (3rd floor of Craven Hall) Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm