Associate Degrees

Citrus College offers Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) as well as Associate Degrees in Arts and in Science (AA or AS).

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to the California State University (CSU) system for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer,” or “ADT,” a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college.

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

Requirements for Associate Degrees for Transfer are as follows:

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU transferable coursework.
  2. While the minimum grade point average (GPA) is at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable course work for admission to the CSU system, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  4. Completion of one of the following General Education Requirements:
    1. Option II: 39 units as stipulated by the CSU general education certification requirements, outlined on pages 71-72.
    2. Option III: 34 units as stipulated by the completion of the IGETC pattern, outlined on pages 75-76. Note that Option I available for A.A. and A.S degrees is not available for AD-T degrees.
  5. No additional competency and local area requirements.

Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major). The AA-T or AS-T degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree in order to receive more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs)