Since launching in 2012, the Associate Degree for Transfer program has paved the way for tens of thousands, making it the most popular and streamlined pathway for California community college students to earn their bachelor’s degree.
STEP 1: Start at a California Community College
Students working toward an Associate Degree for Transfer must complete 60 semester units (90 quarter units) of required general education and major-specific lower division coursework. To be as competitive as possible, keep your grades up and make sure you meet the admission requirements for the university and major that interest you, and submit all application materials by the posted deadlines.
STEP 2: Transfer to Your Saved Spot
With your Associate Degree for Transfer, you are guaranteed admission to a saved spot into a participating four-year university. This degree guarantees admission into the CSU system in a similar major but not necessarily to a particular campus. If you’re applying to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Western Governors University and participating independent, non-profit universities in California, you are guaranteed admission into the exact campus you applied to and the major you want to pursue.*
STEP 3: Earn Your Degree and Start Your Dream Future
When you transfer, you’ll start at your university with junior standing. If you are admitted to a major similar to that of your Associate Degree for Transfer, in most cases, you will only need to complete 60 additional semester units (90 quarter units) to earn a bachelor’s degree. You will not be required to repeat courses that are similar to those completed at the community college. To stay on schedule, make sure you remain enrolled at your campus, pass all of your classes with the highest grades possible and follow your educational plan.