Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT)

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) for California State University (CSU)

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. Each AA-T or AS-T is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree in that major. Please see a counselor and for more information.

Students intending to transfer to a CSU should consult a counselor and visit for guidance on appropriate transfer coursework.

Degree Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Maximum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. 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 CSU campuses and majors may require a higher GPA. Please see a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an "AA-T" or "AS-T" major (see list). All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE; see the college catalog for more information); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern (IGETC; see the college catalog for more information).

San Diego City College

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego Miramar College