Associate Degree for Transfer 

It is an option that allows students to complete an associate's degree while satisfying lower division general education and major requirements for transfer at the same time. 

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degrees are designed to help students transfer to a CSU with a specific major. Find out how the Associate of Arts (AA-T) & Associate of Science (AS-T) degrees can improve your admission opportunities to the CSU system. For more information please meet with a counselor.

Degree Benefits Include 

Guaranteed Bachelor's degree upon transferring when completing 60 upper division university units; a .1-.2 GPA bump in the CSU transferable GPA when applying to the CSU system; an opportunity to apply for winter and spring semester/quarter admission terms. Please note: Admission to a particular campus or major is not guaranteed; however, AA-T/AS-T students can receive priority admission consideration. 

Los Angeles Harbor Colleges currently offers 21 Associate Degrees for Transfer to CSU. 

About the Guarantee 

The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) is a special, new degree offered at California Community Colleges. To pursue this special 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 special 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.

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LocationSSA 105
Phone(310) 233-4282
Fax(310) 233-4223
Please write "Attn: Transfer Center" on your cover page

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