Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

California Community Colleges are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. These may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.

Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T are able to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units.

To view the most current list of Southwestern College Associate Degrees for Transfer and to find out which CSU campuses accept each degree, please go to www.sb1440.org. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Associate in Arts Degree - Transfer

A degree program consisting of a minimum of 18 units in the major typically from the fields of humanities, fine and communication arts, social and behavioral sciences, and related fields. Some programs may mirror the lower-division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in the same department. Others may lead to entry-level skills in the chosen field.

Associate in Science Degree - Transfer

A degree program consisting of a minimum of 18 units in the major typically from the fields of engineering, physical and biological sciences, and other occupational curricula. Some programs may mirror the lower-division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in the same department. Others may lead to entry-level skills in the chosen field.

Transfer Studies/General Studies Majors

Effective with the 2008-09 Catalog, we are not offering an associate degree in General Studies or in Transfer Studies. These programs are not approved by the Chancellor’s Office. Any student who is following a previous catalog to attain a degree in either of the two and has maintained continuous enrollment, will be granted their degree if all requirements are met.