Associate Degree for Transfer - A Degree with a Guarantee
SB 1440 - Associate Degree for Transfer
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (STAR) enables the California Community Colleges (CCC) and California State University (CSU) to collaborate on the creation of Associate in Arts (AA-T) and Associate in Science (AS-T) Degree transfer programs. This new law requires community colleges to grant an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) to a student once a student has met specified general education and major requirements for the degree. Upon completion of the associate degree, the student is eligible for transfer with junior standing into the California State University (CSU) system.
Below is the list of Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) available at Moorpark College
1. Administration of Justice (AS-T)
2. Anthropology (AA-T)
3. Art History (AA-T)
4. Business Administration (AS-T)
5. Communication Studies (AA-T)
6. Early Childhood Education (AS-T)
7. Economics (AA-T
8. English (AA-T)
9. Geography (AA-T)
10. Geology (AS-T)
11. History (AA-T)
12. Journalism (AA-T)
13. Kinesiology (AA-T)
14. Mathematics (AS-T)
15. Music (AA-T)
16. Philosophy (AA-T)
17. Physics (AS-T)
18. Political Science (AA-T)
19. Psychology (AA-T)
20. Sociology (AA-T)
21. Spanish (AA-T)
22. Studio Arts (AA-T)
23. Theatre Arts (AA-T)
Other Associate Degree for Transfer in Progress
* FTVM (AS-T) - Working on proposal to submit to state.
* Biology (AS-T) - waiting for Board approval then will be submitted to state for review and approval.
* Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T) - waiting for Board approval then will be submitted to state for review and approval.
* Nutrition and Dietetics (AS-T - waiting for Board approval then will be submitted to state for review and approval.
California Community College
A California Community College student who earns an AA-T or AS-T will benefit from the following:
- Will earn an associate’s degree from Moorpark College;
- Will qualify for a Certificate of Achievement in either CSUGE-B or IGETC;
- Will satisfy lower division general education and major requirements for transfer to a CSU;
- Will not be required to complete more than 60 CSU transferable units to earn the AA-T or AS-T;
- Will not be held to any local graduation requirements for an AA-T or AS-T degree.
A California Community College student who has earned an AA-T or AS-T and meet the CSU minimum eligibility requirements will benefit from the following:
- Guaranteed admission to the CSU, but not necessarily to a particular campus or major;
- May be given a GPA bump when applying to an impacted campus outside of the local area or an impacted major that is deemed similar.
Once admitted to a CSU and enrolled in a designated similar degree program, a California Community College student who has earned an AA-T or AS-T will benefit from the following:
- Will have the opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree with as little as 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of coursework;
- Will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU;
- Will not be required to repeat courses similar to those completed at CCC.
Applying for an AA-T or AS-T
When applying to CSU, students must complete the CSU admissions application between October 1 and November 30 for fall admission and between August 1 and August 30 for spring admission a year prior to transfer. Students must indicate on the CSU admission application the name of the AA-T or AS-T being awarded by the California Community College and the date the degree will be completed. Students must apply for the AA-T or AS-T at the community college campus by a specified deadline to be determined by the CSU Chancellor's Office.
For more information about these transfer degrees, schedule an appointment with a MC Counselor by contacting the Counseling Office (805) 378 -1428 or visit the following websites:
Reference: ASCCC Resolution - Reciprocity, Course Substitution and Credit by Exam for Transfer Degrees; SB1440 - CSU Coded Memo AA-2011-19