Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT)

California Community Colleges offer Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) to the CSU. These may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide students a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree.  California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system, though admission to a specific campus or major is not guaranteed.  Students also are given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major.  The priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.

After transferring into a CSU, in most cases, students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are able to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units.

To view the most current list of San José City College Associate Degrees for Transfer and to find which CSU campuses accept each degree, please go to  Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop a student educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Expansion of ADT Admissions Guaranteed Acceptance Agreement for Independent California Colleges and Universities

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Commitment is the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) sector's adaptation of the ADT pathway. California Community College students pursuing an ADT can receive guaranteed acceptance and a more affordable, seamless pathway to private, non-profit four-year colleges and universities. 

For the most updated information about AICCU and our ADT partners, please visit