The Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (Senate Bill 1440, California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "associate degree for transfer", a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students who complete an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system. Admission to a particular campus or major is not guaranteed; however, AA-T/AS-T students receive priority admission consideration.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is a designated "high-unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult a counselor for assistance with an education plan, identifying similar majors at the CSU campuses, and for additional information about admission requirements.
The following is required for all AA-T and AS-T degrees:
Mt. SAC currently offers the AA-T and AS-T degrees listed below.
Additional degrees are being developed and will be updated here as they are finalized. Click on the degree name for the required major courses.
Music (degree requirements will be available in the 2013-14 Mt. SAC catalog - coming soon!)
Political Science (degree requirements will be available in the 2013-14 Mt. SAC catalog - coming soon!)
Theater (degree requirements will be available in the 2013-14 Mt. SAC catalog - coming soon!)
Use MAP to track your AA-T/AS-T progress! You can easily see the courses you have completed and which courses you still need order to earn one of these degrees. For more information: http://www.mtsac.edu/map/