Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T & AS-T)
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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. Learn and explore more at

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:

  • Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an “AA-T” or “AS-T” major (click the major name below for required courses). All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis. 
  • Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern
    (CSU GE); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

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 (from the 2015-16 Mt. SAC Catalog).

Associate of Arts - Transfer (AA-T)

Art History
Communication Studies
Political Science
Studio Arts
Theater Arts

Associate of Science - Transfer (AS-T)

Administration of Justice


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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:

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