CSU Student Transfer

Transfer Associate Degree Admission

California Community College students that have earned a transfer associate (AA/AS-T) degree are guaranteed junior standing and priority admission consideration over all other transfer students when applying to a CSU baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree program that has been deemed similar to the student’s community college area of emphasis. Once admitted to a similar baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree program, the transfer associate degree student will only be required to complete 60 additional prescribed units to qualify for the similar baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree.

Transfer AA-T/AS-T Priority

Transfer associate (AA/AS-T) degree applicants are guaranteed priority admission over all other transfer students when applying to a local or non impacted campus or priority admission consideration to an impacted campus when applying to a CSU baccalaureate (BA) degree program that has been deemed similar to the student’s community college area of emphasis.

Transfer AA-T/AS-T Admission Verification

Students who will complete an AA-T or AS-T degree before the Fall 2012 admission period and applies for a program determined to be similar by the specific CSU campus may be provided priority consideration for admission. 

To be eligible for the admission priority consideration at those CSU campuses with similar programs that received your application, California Community College AA-T/AS-T degree applicants must submit verification that they have or are finishing the remaining requirements for the AA-T/AS-T degree.  

For this verification to be accomplished, the California Community Colleges have established a priority schedule for transfer associate degree eligible students. 

  • Students are asked to submit their “petition to graduate” with an Associate of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer at the community college they are attending by February 15, 2012. 
  • The community college will provide eligible applicants with an official document that indicates remaining requirements for the AA-T/AS-T degree.
  • Transfer applicants must send a copy of the evaluation form to the admissions office at each CSU campus to which you applied by the date requested by the CSU campus.
  • A final transcript showing completion of the an Associate of Arts/Science Degree must be submitted to the admissions office at the CSU campus to which you plan to enroll by the date requested by the CSU campus.
CSU Similar Baccalaureate (BA) Degree Programs

Since the passage of the Student Transfer Agreement Reform Act (SB 1440 – Padilla) signed into legislation on September 29, 2010, discipline faculties from the California Community Colleges and the California State University have collaborated to create templates that identify the foundational courses appropriate for an associate degree for transfer.

A first wave of transfer associate (AA/AS-T) degrees is available at the California Community Colleges. Students seeking a transfer associate degree should consult their local community college advisor for information on available degrees and the CSU campuses that offer a similar degree major.