The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act
(SB 1440 – Padilla) signed into legislation on September 29, 2010,
enables the California Community Colleges and California State
University to collaborate on the creation of Associate of Arts Degree
(AA) program for transfer. A California Community College student who
has earned the Associates in Arts degree for Transfer (AA-T) or the
Associate in Science degree for Transfer (AS-T) will be granted priority
admission to the CSU into a similar baccalaureate (BA) degree program
with a guarantee of junior standing as long as the student meets all
prescribed admission requirements. Once admitted, the student will only
be required to complete 60 additional prescribed semester units to qualify for
the similar baccalaureate degree.
For more information about the AA-T/AS-T Transfer Degree, students may contact their local community college transfer center or visit:
AA-T/AS-T Priority Admission Consideration
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. (NOTE: SB 1440 does not guarantee a student admission for a specified major or campus, but requires the California State University to grant a student priority admission consideration to the local CSU campus and to a program or major that is similar to the transfer AA degree as determined by the California State University.
To be eligible for the admission priority consideration, 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 by the stated admission term’s AA-T/AS-T completion deadline.
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.
- 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 CSULA Office of Admissions and Recruitment by the stated admission term’s AA-T/AS-T verification deadline.
- A final transcript showing completion of the an Associate of Arts/Science Degree must be submitted to the CSULA Office of Admissions and Recruitment by the stated admission term’s final official transcript deadline.
CSULA Similar Baccalaureate (BA) Degree Programs
For a list of approved similar BA degree programs at CSULA, visit www.calstatela.edu/univ/advise/docs/staract2.pdf.