California Community Colleges are offering Associate in Arts and Associate in Science (AA/AS-T) degrees for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system.

These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admissions with Junior standing in the CSU system and are given priority admission consideration to their local CSU. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or universities.

What are the AA/AS - T requirements?

The AA/AS – T student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law) are:

  • Completion of a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC –CSU).
  • A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college districts.
  • Achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • Earn a “C” grade or better in all required major courses

Are the Writing, Reading, and Math Competencies necessary for an AA/AS - T?


Instead, you must meet either the CSU-Breadth or IGETC – CSU General Education requirements. To ensure Graduation Petition and transfer success, meeting with a Counselor to review the CSU – Breadth and/or IGETC – CSU General Education requirements is highly recommended.