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ADT Information


California State University Transfer Degrees (ADT)
 Associate Degree for Transfer - A Degree with a Guarantee
What is the ADT?
Requirements for the Associate in Arts for transfer (ADT):
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in 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. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (ADT) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the ADT 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 a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.


Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Checklist

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) to CSU

Link to ADT Website Frequently Asked Questions

Spring Applicants - ADT Next Steps

Fall Applicants - ADT Next Steps

How do I qualify for an ADT?

The following is required for all ADT degrees: 

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units, with a minimum of 12 units completed at OCC.

  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 majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.

  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in an “ADT” major as detailed below. 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.

  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth - Option 2); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC- Option 3)

  5. No additional OCC graduation requirements are required, i.e., cultural diversity, PE unit, etc.  Please consult with a counselor for more information.

What ADT degrees does OCC currently offer?
At this time, a student may earn an ADT in the following majors. Click on the Major's Name for a PDF Reference Sheet:
*Global Studies AAT and Biology AST will not be a selection option on the fall 2018 CSU application, however you can still earn the AAT/AST from OCC.
Additional ADT majors are being developed. Please see a counselor for more information.
How do I apply for an ADT?
To apply for an ADT follow the steps below:
  1. Meet with a counselor to ensure you are satisfying all the ADT requirements, including the General Education and major requirements (only the majors listed above are currently available as ADT's for the CSU).
  2. Apply to the CSU campus during the appropriate application filing period (click here for filing periods and open status reports for each CSU campus).
  3. Be sure to indicate on your CSU application you will be receiving an ADT in your chosen major.
  4. Petition with OCC Graduation office for your ADT degree (click here for OCC graduation petition deadlines).
  5. Submit your Verification of ADT to the CSUs you applied to as an ADT by the deadline set by each CSU (deadlines will vary).
  6. Follow any other instructions you receive from the campuses to which you applied. 
 Rev. 9/24/19