ABOUT THE GUARANTEE
The California Community Colleges and partnering institutions created this transfer program to make it easier for students like you to start at a community college, transfer to a guaranteed saved spot at a participating four-year university and earn a bachelor’s degree.
The Associate Degree for Transfer helps you find the path that’s right for you. Choose a degree and find the colleges near you to view your options. Then, visit your community college counseling office to learn more about how this program can help you get to your career goals in the quickest and most affordable way possible. Then, visit a community college counselor to learn more about how this program can help you get to your career goals in the quickest and most affordable way possible.
In most cases, if you complete 60 semester units (90 quarter units) of general education and major-specific coursework at a community college and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher, you will transfer to a guaranteed saved spot at a participating four-year university with junior standing. The Associate Degree for Transfer also provides you with eligibility advantages compared to other transfer students.
You can then earn your bachelor’s degree with, in most cases, an additional 60 semester units (90 quarter units). Admission will depend on your course of study and the impaction status of the campus. Each university guarantee is different in their eligibility requirements, so it helps to know what you want to study before you begin planning. For example, at a CSU, students are guaranteed admission into the CSU system in a similar major but not necessarily to a particular campus; at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Western Governors University and the participating independent, non-profit universities in California, students are guaranteed admission into the exact campus they apply to and to the major they want to pursue.
What is an Associate Degree For Transfer (ADT)?
Transfer students who earn a Associates in Arts Transfer degree (AA-T) or Associates in Science Transfer degree (AS-T) will be granted priority admission to his or her local California State University (CSU) campus and to a program or major that is similar to his or her community college major, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student is admitted. Once admitted, the student will only be required to complete 60 additional prescribed units to qualify for the baccalaureate degree.
The ADTs are intended to make it easier for students to transfer to a CSU campus, but does not exclude admittance to other colleges or universities. Antelope Valley College proudly has the following ADTs:
Administration of Justice AS-T
Art History AA-T
Business Administration AS-T
Communication Studies AA-T
Early Childhood Education AS-T
Political Science AA-T
Studio Arts AA-T
Theater Arts AA-T