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Graduate Requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer

The associate in arts for transfer (AA-T) and associate in science for transfer (AS-T), are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the AA-T or AS-T degrees are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. These degrees 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 an associate degree for transfer and/or for more information on university admission requirements.

AA-T and AS-T Degrees

The associate degree for transfer requires the completion of the California State University General Education pattern (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major requirements. Students applying for an associate degree for transfer are required to complete the Allan Hancock College graduation requirements except for the following areas:

Health and Wellness
Multicultural/Gender Studies
AHC General Education Categories

Students interested in pursuing an associate degree for transfer should work with a counselor to identify major degree coursework that can be utilized to fulfill both the CSU GE or the IGETC transfer general education pattern and the specific associate degree for transfer major requirements.

Students who are planning to complete an associate degree for transfer to the California State University system must apply for the appropriate associate in arts for transfer (AA-T) or associate in science for transfer (AS-T) degree in order to be eligible for the CSU admissions priority status associated with the transfer degrees on the following pages.

The associate in arts for transfer (AA-T) or associate in science for transfer (AS-T) degree will be awarded when the following graduation requirements have been met:

  1. A MINIMUM OF 60 UNITS have been completed satisfactorily. A maximum of 12 units of workshop and no more than 16 units of P graded courses can be applied toward an AA-T/AS-T degree. Only 100 level courses will apply to the degree.
  2. A GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 2.0 or better has been earned for all college work attempted.
  3. AN APPLICATION for an associate degree for transfer has been filed in the Admissions and Records office by the published deadline.
  4. A MINIMUM OF 12 UNITS toward the degree have been completed at Allan Hancock College (Title 5, Section 55063).
  5. COMPETENCY IN READING, WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND MATHEMATICS has been demonstrated.

    Students will demonstrate competence in reading by completing the general education transfer requirements.

    Students will demonstrate competence in written expression by completing English 101 (grade C or higher).

    Students will demonstrate competence in mathematics by meeting one of the following standards:
    1. Pass with a C or higher any 100-level math course of at least three units.
    2. Receive a math placement recommendation for any 100-level math course based on the Accuplacer Test.
  6. MAJOR: A MINIMUM of 18 UNITS has been completed in an AA-T or AS-T degree major. See the AA-T/AS-T degree sheets in counseling or consult the appropriate page in this catalog for specific degree requirements. A minimum of 25 percent of the units required in the major must be completed at Allan Hancock College. A grade of C or higher is necessary in each course used to complete the major.
  7. GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER PATTERN: Completion of either the California State University General Education (CSU GE) pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern (see Transfer Information section).

    CSU GE NOTE: CSU GE transfer applicants must complete a minimum of 30 semester units including Area A and B4 on this pattern with a grade of C or better in each course (C- is not acceptable). Since there are a total of 39 units of CSU lower-division GE required for certification, the remaining 9 units may be taken for a passing grade (D- or better).

    IGETC NOTE: Students completing an AA-T or AS-T, following the IGETC pattern, and transferring to CSU, must complete an IGETC Area 1 C Oral Communication course. All IGETC courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (C- is not acceptable).

    IGETC NOTE: Students completing an AA-T or AS-T, following the IGETC pattern, and transferring to a UC, California Independent, or out-of-state university don’t have to complete an IGETC Area 1C Oral Communication course. All IGETC courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (C- is not acceptable).