SB 1440 STAR Act
The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) is a special, new degree offered at California Community Colleges. To pursue this special degree rather than a traditional AA or AS degree, you should meet with a counselor to develop an education plan that puts you on the path toward the AA-T or AS-T degree.
The guarantee itself means that students who earn an AA-T or AS-T degree and meet the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to a CSU, but not necessarily to a particular campus or major. With the special degree, you may be given a GPA bump when applying to an impacted campus outside your local area or an impacted major that is deemed similar.
In addition, once at the CSU, if you are admitted and enrolled in a designated similar degree program you have the opportunity to complete your bachelor’s degree with as little as 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of coursework. A counselor will help you determine which CSUs offer bachelor’s degrees that correspond to your AA-T or AS-T degree. It is still important for you to apply to the schools that interest you and follow admissions deadlines to be considered.
AA-T/AS-T Degrees Offered at MSJC:
Business Administration for Transfer: Click Here
Child Development and Education: (pending)
Mathematics for Transfer: Click Here
Political Science: (pending)
How Do I Start?
Mid-Year 2013 CSU Transfer Information:
10 CSU campuses will accept applications only for community college transfer students who complete the Associate Degree for Transfer, which was made possible through Senate Bill 1440. The 10 campuses include:
- Channel Islands
- East Bay
- Los Angeles
- San Bernardino
- San Francisco
The priority application period for Spring 2013 will be August 1, 2012 through August 31, 2012. Additional information is available on individual campus notices within the Application Filing Status Report on the CSU Mentor website.
For additional information please visit: Associate Degree for Transfer: http://www.adegreewithaguarantee.com/