What is the Associate Degree for Transfer?
The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) is a special degree offered at California Community Colleges. To pursue this degree rather than a traditional AA or AS degree, you should meet with a counselor to develop an education plan that puts you on the path toward the AA-T or AS-T degree.
The guarantee itself means that students who earn an AA-T or AS-T degree and meet the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to a CSU, but not necessarily to a particular campus or major. With the degree, you may be given a GPA bump when applying to an impacted campus outside your local area or an impacted major that is deemed similar.
In addition, once at the CSU, if you are admitted and enrolled in a designated similar degree program you have the opportunity to complete your bachelor’s degree with as little as 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of coursework. A counselor will help you determine which CSUs offer bachelor’s degrees that correspond to your AA-T or AS-T degree. It is still important for you to apply to the schools that interest you and follow admissions deadlines to be considered.
Currently, Rio Hondo College offers the following AD-T’s (click to view required major courses):
- Administration of Justice for Transfer
- Anthropology for Transfer
- Art History for Transfer
- Art/Studio Arts for Transfer
- Biology for Transfer
- Business Administration for Transfer
- Chemistry for Transfer
- Communication Studies for Transfer
- Computer Science for Transfer
- Early Childhood Education for Transfer
- Economics for Transfer
- Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer
- English for Transfer
- Geology for Transfer
- History for Transfer
- Hospitality Management for Transfer
- Journalism for Transfer
- Kinesiology for Transfer
- Mathematics for Transfer
- Music for Transfer
- Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer
- Philosophy for Transfer
- Physics for Transfer
- Political Science for Transfer
- Psychology for Transfer
- Social Justice Studies for Transfer
- Social Justice Studies with an Emphasis in LGBTQ+ Studies for Transfer
- Social Work and Human Services for Transfer
- Sociology for Transfer
- Spanish for Transfer
- Theatre Arts for Transfer
How do I petition for my Associate Degree for Transfer?
Log in to your AccessRio. Once you’re in your student portal, click on the academics tab and the first option will be graduation petition. You can view a step by step tutorial on how to petition for your ADT HERE.
Or send a paper verification form with the assistance of a counselor: Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Verification Form pdf
*If you have coursework from any other institution, please make sure that Admissions and Records (SS120) has an official copy of those transcripts so they can be evaluated.
Please feel free to reach out to the corresponding university emails if you need to submit information/updates as it relates to an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).
- Cal State LA
- Cal State Fullerton
- Cal Poly Pomona
- Cal State Dominguez Hills
- Cal State Long Beach
- Cal State San Bernardino
- Cal State Northridge
- San Diego State
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