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Associate Degree for Transfer

Please meet with a counselor to submit your graduation petition for an Associate's Degree for Transfer (ADT).  For Spring 2021 transfer applicants, priority deadline to submit your petition is Oct. 26, 2020. 

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) is a special, new degree offered at California Community Colleges in partnership with the California State University. These degrees provide community college students with an opportunity to earn an Associate's Degree at their local community college and meet CSU minimum eligibility requirements with guaranteed admission to a CSU (not necessarily to a particular campus).

Students who earn an AA-T or AS-T and apply to a similar major at a CSU campus may receive benefits such as priority admission and a GPA bump when applying to an impacted campus outside your local area or an impacted major.

LACC currently offers the following ADT degrees:

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Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T)
Frequently Asked Questions:
How are the AA-T and AS-T degrees different from the associate degrees that community colleges already offer?

Students completing an AA-T or AS-T degree receive priority admission to the CSU system. Students who have completed an AA-T or AS-T and are admitted to a CSU major that has been deemed similar are guaranteed admission at junior standing and the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree with 60 additional semester (or 90 quarter) units. AA-T and AS-T degrees are recognized by both the California Community College and CSU systems as a measure of preparation and readiness for transfer to upper-division course work at the CSU.

What are the requirements for earning an AA-T and AS-T degree?

In general, a student will be required to complete 60 transferable semester units which includes coursework in general education (completion of IGETC or CSU GE PATTERN), major preparation and elective courses. Students interested in the program should meet with a counselor for more information.

Review detailed information and related links on the CSU ADT page

What degrees do local community colleges offer? How do I tell which CSU campuses offer bachelor's degrees that are considered "similar to" my AA-T/AS-T degree?

Review the CSU Transfer Road Maps page for a list of degrees offered at California Community Colleges. Major or degree names will vary from campus to campus. LACC currently offers a total of 14 Associate Degree for Transfer degrees (See list above).


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