American River College offers associate degrees for transfer (sometimes called AD-T) to the California State University (CSU) system. Transfer degrees provide a clear pathway to attend a CSU and get a bachelor's degree.

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Transfer degree guarantee

Associate of arts for transfer (AA-T) and associate of science for transfer (AS-T) are types of transfer degrees. Students who receive an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed:

  • Admission to a CSU with junior standing
  • Priority admission consideration1 to their local CSU campus or to a program that is similar to their community college major

1 This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.

Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T can complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units at a CSU campus.

Transfer degree requirements

AA-T or AS-T degrees require the following:

  1. Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units, including both of the following:
    1. One of the following GE patterns (check with your counselor to determine the appropriate pattern for the degree you are pursuing):
    2. A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the college
  2. Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in 60 CSU-transferable units. AD-T degrees also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses used in the major or area of emphasis. Pass grades can be used from colleges where Pass denotes a C or better.

Transfer degree resources

Use the following links to learn more about transferring to a CSU with an AD-T.

General Education Resources

Learn more about the requirements for different general education patterns.