Associate Degree for Transfer

CSU Degree with a Guarantee

CSU Degree with a Guarantee

The CSU Degree with a Guarantee was designed to make it easier for students to transfer between the California Community College (CCC) and the California State University (CSU) systems. California community college students who complete an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree are guaranteed admission to a campus within the CSU system.

The Degree with a Guarantee Program guarantees admission to a CSU campus; however, it does not guarantee admission to a specific campus and is not available for all majors. Through this program, students who complete an AA-T or AS-T degree will be given a GPA advantage when applying to CSU impacted campuses or majors. 

In addition, students with an AA-T or AS-T enter the CSU as a junior; if they are accepted to and remain in their similar major they will need only 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) at their CSU campus to complete a bachelor's degree.

For more information, visit or make an appointment with a counselor to learn more about this transfer program. 

Associate Degree for Transfer Majors at Saddleback College: