CSU Transfer Degrees

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs)

The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) is a special degree offered at California Community Colleges. The curriculum for an AA-T or AS-T differs from traditional AA or AS degrees in that the AA-T or AS-T courses align to similar academic majors and curriculum at a California State University campus. That is, courses required for an AA-T in English are likely the same courses required for an English major at a CSU campus.

Completing an AA-T or AS-T in your major results in:

  • Guaranteed admission to one of the 23 CSU campuses.
  • Priority consideration for transfer admission to some of the more competitive or impacted majors and/or campuses in the CSU system.
  • Completion of your bachelor's degree at the CSU in 60 semester units.

Please note: Students who earn an AA-T or AS-T degree and meet the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not necessarily to your preferred CSU campus or major. 

Once at the CSU, if you are admitted and enrolled in a designated similar degree program you have the opportunity to complete your bachelor’s degree with as little as 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of coursework. A counselor will help you determine which CSUs offer bachelor’s degrees that correspond to your AA-T or AS-T degree. It is still important for you to apply to the schools that interest you and follow admissions deadlines to be considered.

To learn more about the Chabot College Associate Degrees for Transfer and to find out which CSU campuses accept each degree, please go to A Degree with a Guarantee.  

Here is direct link to the current list of Chabot College degrees and certificates, including the AA-T and AS-Ts.

Chabot's current list of AA-T and AS-Ts:

  • Administration of Justice (AS-T)
  • Anthropology (AA-T)
  • Biology (AS-T)
  • Business Administration (AS-T)
  • Communication Studies (AA-T)
  • Early Childhood Education (AS-T)
  • Economics (AA-T)
  • Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T)
  • English (AA-T)
  • Geography (AA-T)
  • Global Studies (AA-T)
  • Journalism (AA-T)
  • Kinesiology (AA-T)
  • Mathematics (AS-T)
  • Music (AA-T)
  • Political Science (AA-T)
  • Psychology (AA-T)
  • Sociology (AA-T)
  • Spanish (AA-T)
  • Studio Arts (AA-T)
  • Theatre Arts (AA-T)

Use the Chabot College Catalog to research these majors and learn about career opportunities. Turn to page 17 of the catalog to view a list of all of Chabot's certificate and degree programs. Then, turn to the respective department page(s) in the catalog to view major and general education requirements for the particular AA-T and AS-T. Don't forget to research transfer admission requirements! An AA-T or AS-T guarantees that students will be accepted by one of the CSU campuses, but, not necessarily the one you want, so work with your counselor to prepare and plan appropriately!

Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.


Contact Transfer Counselor/Instructor Ms. Frances Fon at ffon@chabotcollege.edu.