Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

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The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440 – Padilla) established 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. For more information about the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), students may contact their local community college transfer center, or visit www.adegreewithaguarantee.com.
 
Be Aware: The Transfer Associate degree is different from other Associate degrees offered by the California Community Colleges.
 

How will the Transfer AA or AS degree be used in determining admission eligibility?

Cal State LA continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. All transfer students must declare a major when submitting their application. Priority consideration is granted to applicants who are pursuing a Transfer AA/AS degree. For the Transfer AA or AS degree to be used in the admission process, the following must be met:

  • The student must be pursuing an Approved Transfer AA-T or AS-T program at a California Community College.
  • The transfer degree program must be deemed ‘similar’ to the corresponding major program at Cal State LA.
  • You must apply to that corresponding major at Cal State LA.
  • The Community College must certify that you are on-track to complete the Transfer AA or AS degree by the end of spring for Fall admission, or the end of summer for Spring admission.

If the requirements above have been met, then:

Applicants to Majors with Major-Specific Admission Criteria

The Transfer AA/AS curriculum is used in lieu of the specific required and recommended courses listed. Under CSU guidelines, the minimum required cumulative GPA has been adjusted as indicated.  Non-local applicants will also benefit from a 0.1 GPA bonus used in the ranking of non-local applicants.

Applicants to Majors without Major-Specific Admission Criteria

The Transfer AA/AS curriculum is designed to meet the CSU transfer requirements.  Local applicants with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be offered admission.  Non-local applicants will benefit from a 0.1 GPA bonus used in the ranking of non-local applicants.

Transfer AA/AS Degree Verification

To be eligible for the admission priority consideration, California Community College Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) applicants must submit verification that they have or are finishing the remaining requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) by the stated admission term’s Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) completion deadline.

For this verification to be accomplished, the California Community Colleges have established a priority schedule for Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) eligible students. 

  • Students are asked to submit their “petition to graduate” Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) at the community college they are attending.
  • The community college will confirm applicant eligibility for the ADT directly with the CSU via an online e-Verify portal.
  • Transfer applicants may also send a copy of the evaluation form to the Cal State LA Office of Admissions and Recruitment by the stated admission term’s ADT verification deadline.
  • A final transcript showing completion of the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) must be submitted to the Cal State LA Office of Admissions and Recruitment by the stated admission term’s final official transcript deadline.

Which Transfer AA or AS degrees are ‘similar’ to Cal State LA Majors?

Cal State LA Similar Baccalaureate Degree Programs (as of June 2018)
*Program with Major-Specific Criteria for admission
ADT Degree Name Degree Cal State LA Major Degree
Administration of Justice AS-T Criminal Justice* BS
Anthropology AA-T Anthropology BA
Art History AA-T Art-Art History BA
Biology AS-T Biology* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Accounting* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Business Arts-Prelegal* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Business Economics* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Business, Special Interest* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Entrepreneurship* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Finance* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Human Resources Management* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-International Business* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Management* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Marketing* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Operations and Supply Chain Management* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Real Estate* BS
Business Administration AS-T Business Administration-Retailing* BS
Chemistry AS-T Chemistry* BS
Child and Adolescent Development AA-T Child Development* BA
Child and Adolescent Development AA-T Child Development-Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation* BA
Communication Studies AA-T Communication-Communication for Social Change* BA
Communication Studies AA-T Communication-Intersecting Identities and Relationships* BA
Communication Studies AA-T Communication-Mass Communication (Advertising and Public Relations)* BA
Early Childhood Education AS-T Child Development* BA
Elementary Teacher Education AA-T  Child Development-Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation BA
Elementary Teacher Education AA-T  Liberal Studies-Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation: Traditional BA
Elementary Teacher Education AA-T  Mexican-American Studies-Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation: Traditional BA
English AA-T English BA
Film, Television, and Electronic Media AS-T Television, Film and Media Studies-Journalism* BA
Film, Television, and Electronic Media AS-T Television, Film and Media Studies-Television and Film* BA
Geography AA-T Geography-Environmental Geography BA
Geography AA-T Geography-Geographic Information Systems BA
Geography AA-T Geography-Urban Analysis BA
Geology AS-T Geology BS
Geology AS-T Geology-Environmental Geoscience BS
Global Studies AA-T Mexican-American Studies BA
Global Studies AA-T Mexican-American Studies-Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation: Traditional BA
History AA-T History BA
Kinesiology AA-T Kinesiology-Community Leadership of Physical Activity* BS
Kinesiology AA-T Kinesiology-Exercise and Human Performance* BS
Kinesiology AA-T Kinesiology-Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise* BS
Kinesiology AA-T Kinesiology-Subject Matter Preparation for Single Subject Teaching Credential* BS
Music AA-T Music BA
Music AA-T Music-Commercial Music BM
Music AA-T Music-Composition BM
Music AA-T Music-Instrumental Performance BM
Music AA-T Music-Jazz Studies BM
Music AA-T Music-Keyboard Performance BM
Music AA-T Music-Music Education BM
Music AA-T Music-Vocal Performance BM
Philosophy AA-T Philosophy BA
Philosophy AA-T Philosophy-Prelaw BA
Physics AS-T Physics BA
Political Science AA-T Political Science BA
Political Science AA-T Political Science-Global Politics BA
Political Science AA-T Political Science-Prelegal Studies BA
Political Science AA-T Political Science-Public Administration BA
Psychology AA-T Psychology* BA
Social Justice Studies AA-T Mexican-American Studies BA
Social Justice Studies AA-T Mexican-American Studies-Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation: Traditional BA
Social Justice Studies AA-T Sociology BA
Social Justice Studies AA-T Sociology-Inequalities and Diversity BA
Social Justice Studies AA-T Sociology-Law and Society BA
Social Justice Studies: Gender Studies AA-T Mexican-American Studies BA
Social Justice Studies: Gender Studies AA-T Mexican-American Studies-Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation: Traditional BA
Social Justice Studies: Gender Studies AA-T Sociology BA
Social Justice Studies: Gender Studies AA-T Sociology-Inequalities and Diversity BA
Social Justice Studies: Gender Studies AA-T Sociology-Law and Society BA
Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ AA-T Mexican-American Studies BA
Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ AA-T Mexican-American Studies-Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation: Traditional BA
Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ AA-T Sociology BA
Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ AA-T Sociology-Inequalities and Diversity BA
Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ AA-T Sociology-Law and Society BA
Sociology AA-T Sociology BA
Sociology AA-T Sociology-Inequalities and Diversity BA
Sociology AA-T Sociology-Law and Society BA
Spanish AA-T Latin American Studies BA
Spanish AA-T Spanish BA
Studio Arts AA-T Art-Studio Arts BA
Theatre Arts AA-T Theatre Arts and Dance-Design and Production BA
Theatre Arts AA-T Theatre Arts and Dance-Performance BA

How will the Transfer AA or AS degree be used in determining my graduation requirements?

Students who have completed an approved Transfer Degree program deemed ‘similar’ to their Cal State LA major are eligible to graduate in 60 units. The exact pathway to complete the specific major will depend on the specific AA/AS curriculum. As a result, the pathway will be determined in consultation with an advisor. The 60 unit graduation option will obviously not be possible if the student changes majors or elects to add any additional degree objective, such as a second major or minor.

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