The Collaboration between California’s community colleges and state universities is evident in a new group of degrees offered at City College with both Associate of Arts and Sciences transfer (AAT/ AS-T) degrees now available.
These are degrees in certain majors within the community college system that will guarantee admission to the 23 California State University campuses across the state, according to degreewithaguarantee.com, an online guide established by the California Community Colleges and California State University systems.
“The potential benefits for our students who complete this degree are significant: they are guaranteed admission to the CSU system,” stated Elizabeth Atondo from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in her 2011 article “A Degree with a Guarantee?” “Additionally, they will have obtained an associate degree, a significant milestone in their educational career, as well as be prepared to transfer and continue their baccalaureate studies.”
There are currently 11 majors with the potential of more to come that City College students can declare to take advantage of this new type of degree. Establishing an education plan and talking to a counselor can help students decide whether an AA-T/ AS-T is right for them.
“Every student is very different and there [are] specific details,” said Shannon Gilley, City College transfer director and counselor, “so it’s best to see a counselor early and often, as the associate transfer degrees may not be for…» Read More