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New transfer degrees available

Receptionist Juliana Singleton helps a student in the Transfer Center


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, 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 everybody.”

The first step in adding the Associate of Arts and/or Sciences transfer degrees to a student’s future academic goals at City College starts at the Transfer Center located in RHN 147 within counseling Services. Students can make an appointment at (916) 558-2181 or [email protected].

Students are always welcome to come to the Transfer Center to get help with college research, applications and additional questions,” said Juliana Singleton, Transfer Center clerk.
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The AA-T/AS-T degrees are intended to streamline the transfer process from California community colleges to CSUs. Students must still follow the General Education-Breadth requirements required for graduation as set by the Counseling department, along with certain course requirements set by the individual major departments.

“[This program] provides a simple, understandable, and workable system for students. First, students would take a set of courses that enables them to gain an Associate Degree for transfer in 25 of the most popular majors and guarantees them admission with junior standing to the CSU system,” said Michele Siqueiros in her August 2013 article “SB 440: Strengthening Pathways to Four Year Degrees.”

After these conditions have been met, students have the potential to earn a bachelor’s degree in a similar major by completing only 60 additional upper division units within the CSU system, according to

“It’s a win-win,” said Gilley. “It’s a win for the student and a win for the school, not to mention good for the community. We want nothing more than for our students to be successful when they leave here.”

City College provided a tangible resource in bringing multiple colleges together at Transfer Day on Oct. 9. There were plenty of college representatives waiting to promote their schools to prospective students. CSU representatives, including nearby Sacramento, Chico and Stanislaus, were in attendance, along with those visiting from as close as the Bay Area, Silicon and Central valleys and reaching down to Southern California.

“It’s a great resource to get access to a lot of the different colleges all in one fell swoop,” said Julie Kale, a geology major whose goal is to become a high school earth science teacher.

“It can be really time consuming researching through [an online articulation guide for prospective transfer students] and researching all the different websites for all the different colleges,” Kale explained. “You can get the questions you needed answered. Sometimes it can be difficult to find who to talk to.”


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