California State University Chancellor's Office
CSU-Community College Transfer Program Hits Milestone
Nov. 22, 2013
The state’s new streamlined transfer program developed by California Community Colleges and California State University now offers 1,000 associate degrees for transfer in a wide variety of disciplines, making it easier for students to transfer to CSU and earn a bachelor’s degree.
The Associate Degree for Transfer program allows community college students who complete an associate in arts for transfer or an associate in science for transfer degree with 60 units (two years) priority admission to a CSU program that is similar to the community college major as determined by CSU. Once admitted to CSU, students only have to complete an additional 60 units to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Past studies showed that community college students transferred with an average of 80 units when only 60 semester are required for an associate degree. Then, upon arrival at the California State University, they often took excess units to make up for courses that did not transfer from their community college.
To read the entire release, go to the CSU website.