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Associate Degree for Transfer

Associate Degree for Transfer

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The California Community Colleges and partnering institutions created this transfer program to make it easier for students like you to start at a community college, transfer to a guaranteed saved spot at a participating four-year university and earn a bachelor’s degree.

In most cases, if you complete 60 semester units (90 quarter units) of general education and major-specific coursework at a community college and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher, you will transfer to a guaranteed saved spot at a participating four-year university with junior standing. The Associate Degree for Transfer also provides you with eligibility advantages compared to other transfer students.

You can then earn your bachelor’s degree with, in most cases, an additional 60 semester units (90 quarter units). Admission will depend on your course of study and the impaction status of the campus. Each university guarantee is different in their eligibility requirements, so it helps to know what you want to study before you begin planning. For example, at a CSU, students are guaranteed admission into the CSU system in a similar major but not necessarily to a particular campus; at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Western Governors University and the participating independent, non-profit universities in California, students are guaranteed admission into the exact campus they apply to and to the major they want to pursue. Learn more at

What AA-T and AS-T degrees does Barstow Community College offer? 

  • Administration of Justice (AS-T)
  • Art History (AA-T)
  • Biology (AS-T)
  • Business Administration (AS-T)
  • Chemistry (AS-T)
  • Communication Studies (AA-T)
  • Computer Science (AS-T)
  • Early Childhood Education (AS-T)
  • Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T)
  • English (AA-T)
  • Environmental Science (AS-T)
  • History (AA-T)
  • Kinesiology (AS-T)
  • Philosophy (AA-T)
  • Political Science (AA-T0
  • Psychology (AA-T)
  • Social Justice (AA-T)
  • Sociology (AA-T)
  • Studio Arts (AA-T)
  • Theatre Arts (AA-T)
To learn more about which ADT's at Barstow Community College are deemed similar at the California State University (CSU) system, click HERE! 

Association of Independent California College & Universities (AICCU)

There are multiple independent, non-profit colleges and universities in California (member institutions of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)) officially partnered with Associate Degree for Transfer, with many more to come in the near future. As soon as spring 2020, all of these campuses will accept students who earn an Associate Degree for Transfer (with a minimum 2.0 GPA) with guaranteed admission into the major they apply for. View the agreement between the California Community Colleges and AICCU HERE!

Participating AICCU's (not an inclusive list, to see full list click HERE!)