A Degree with a Guarantee – State Chancellor’s Report

The number of California community college students transferring to both the CSU and the UC is up slightly. It is easier than ever for students to receive an associate degree while preparing for transfer to CSU via the Associate Degree for Transfer Program (AA-T/AS-T).

More than 2,000 transfer degrees are available at California community colleges statewide which, upon completion, guarantee students transfer to the CSU system at junior level with the opportunity to  complete of a similar baccalaureate program in no more than 60 units.  More information is available at www.adegreewithaguarantee.com. The number of degrees awarded through the program in 2014-2015 was nearly double the amount awarded the year before. 20,644 students earned Associate Degrees for Transfer in 2014-15 compared to 11,448 in 2013-14.

Students interested in transferring to one of the nine undergraduate UC campuses can use the university’s new Transfer Pathways, which outline a single set of community college courses that prospective transfer students can take to prepare for a particular major. Transfer Pathways have been developed for the 21 most popular majors for transfer students. More information is available at http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/transfer/preparation-paths/index.html

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