Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440) establishes a Transfer Associate of Arts (AA-T) or Associate of Science (AS-T) degree for California Community College students and is designed to provide a clear pathway to the CSU degree major. An ADT allows students to complete an associate degree while satisfying lower division general education and major requirements for transfer at the same time.
How can I find a pathway for an Associates Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T)?
Find a pathway from a California Community College to Cal State Fullerton at A Degree With A Guarantee.
How do I verify my Associate Degree for Transfer in-progress or completed?
Transfer Degree In-Progress: If you are in the process of earning your degree, we need verification from your community college confirming your AA-T or AS-T degree is in-progress.
- eVerify: Your community college can post your degree information to the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) eVerify website. Cal State Fullerton will use this website to verify your ADT.
- Official Transcript: Mailed to Cal State Fullerton, Office of Admissions, PO Box 6900, Fullerton, CA 92834-6900
For deadlines on verification of your degree in-progress or awarded by term, visit Admission Deadlines.
How will my Associate Degree for Transfer be used in determining admission eligibility?
- Student must meet the GPA cutoff for the term. Cal State Fullerton is impacted at the local level as well as major impacted. Thus, under current CSU guidelines, the student will receive a 0.1 GPA bump. The ‘calculated GPA’ will be applied to the major specific minimum GPA and to any GPA used in the ranking of applicants.
- For additional requirements please review Transfer Admission Requirements .
How will my Associate Degree for Transfer be used in determining my graduation requirements?
Students who have completed an approved Associate Degree for Transfer program deemed 'similar' to their Cal State Fullerton major are eligible to graduate in 60 units.
Please Note: 60 unit graduation option will not be possible if the student changes majors or elects to add any additional degree objective, such as a second major or minor.
Will CSUF send me information after I apply regarding my Associate Degree for Transfer?
Yes. If you indicated on your admission application that you have earned or will earn an ADT, we will send you an email after the application filing period has closed with specific information on the next steps required of you to validate your ADT.
Cal State Fullerton will email you once we receive verification from your community college of your degree in progress. Furthermore, when we receive an official transcript with your degree awarded, we will also send you an email.
Please note: If you do not complete your ADT as planned by the time of your final evaluation at CSU Fullerton, you will also be notified by email. You will also be notified you by email if your ADT is canceled due to a major change, minor added, double major, or break in your enrollment due to disqualification.
What will happen if I change my major after I applied for admission or while I enrolled at CSUF?
If you change your major to a major not related to your ADT, we cannot guarantee that you will graduate within 60 semester units. Cal State Fullerton will notify you by mail if we find you have canceled your ADT agreement.
What do the the different ADT statuses mean in my Titan Online Student Portal?
Self- Reported Verification Needed:
You self-reported on your admission application that you are in the process of earning your degree or you have completed it, we need verification from your community college confirming your AA-T or AS-T degree is in-progress or completed. Verification can be sent to CSU Fullerton through any of the options listed below.
Transfer Degree In-Progress:
We received verification from your community college of your Associate for Transfer Degree (AA-T or AS-T) in-progress. Once your transfer degree (AA-T or AS-T) is awarded, you must send an updated official transcript with your degree posted.
We need verification of your degree awarded by no later than October 1st for Fall admission and March 2nd for Spring admission. This will need to be a second official transcript if your degree had not been posted by the July deadline for spring grades. Verification from your community college can be mailed to Evaluations- CSU Fullerton, PO Box 6900, Fullerton, CA 92834-6900.
Transfer Degree Completed/Awarded:
The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) has been posted on your official transcript.
Transfer Degree Not Completed:
We did not receive verification from your community college that your Associate for Transfer Degree (AA-T or AS-T) was either completed or in progress by the deadline, or you notified CSUF that you are not earning the Associate for Transfer Degree (AA-T or AS-T).
Transfer Degree Canceled:
We have been notified that you cancelled your Associate Degree for Transfer agreement. Your agreement may have been canceled for any of the following reasons:
- Applying to a major that is different from your AA-T or AS-T degree
- Changing your major
- Adding a minor or second major
Not Earning Transfer Degree:
We do not have information verifying that you have earned or will earn an AS-T or AA-T degree from your community college.