Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) at College of San Mateo

As a result of the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749), California community colleges now offer associate degrees for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system. These degrees are referred to as Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T). The degrees are designed to provide students with a clear educational planning pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California community college students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to a California State University campus with junior standing and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus and to a program that is deemed similar to their AA-T or AS-T major. This priority does not guarantee admission to any specific majors or campuses within the CSM system. In addition to transfer priority, the SB 1440/AA/AS-T opportunity allows students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T the guarantee that, to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree, they need only to complete an additional selected 60 semester units of course work at the CSU.

Currently available AA/AS-T degrees are listed on AA/AS Degree and the Certificate Programs page.

To track the courses you have completed for certification, the Associate in Arts/Science for Transfer Degree Requirements Worksheet is available online or on page 418 of the 2023-2024 Catalog PDF.