Information for counselors & other transfer personnel

Information for counselors & other
transfer personnel
 Administration of Justice
 Kinesiology
 Art History
 Mathematics
 Business Administration
 Music
 Communication Studies
 Psychology
 Early Childhood Education
 Physics
 Elementary Education
 Political Science
 English
 Sociology
 Geology
 Studio Arts
 Geography
 Theater
 History
 And: MORE are coming!
 Journalism
 Streamline student transition from CCC to CSU
 Earn AA-T or AS-T for completion of CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC and 18 units in
major in the TMC-aligned degree
 No other local CCC graduation requirements.
 Enhanced CSU admission opportunities
 Guaranteed priority admission with junior status to a CSU campus with
“similar” major
 After transfer to CSU, guaranteed degree completion within 60 semester units at
the CSU
 Lower cost to students and taxpayers
 Access to out of area CSUs
 GPA bump for impacted majors and/or campuses (Note: student may need to be
more competitive)
 AA-T in Sociology
 AS-T in ECE
 AS-T in Mathematics
 History AA-T
 Psychology AA
 Kinesiology AA-T
These should be
approved this Fall
 This degree can work for anyone targeting a CSU
o Alternate pathway to major prep as in ASSIST
 Degree works especially well for students who…
o Want to earn AA/AS and prepare to transfer
o Are applying to a non-local CSU
o Are applying to a CSU which has no articulation with your
o Are applying to a CSU with “similar” major
o Are applying to impacted CSU (campus or major)
 Now has benefit for UC too
 May also be strong preparation for elsewhere
60 units
CSU Major
60 units
The CSU Admission
California State University
Office of the Chancellor
The “Similar Degree
Determination Process
 CCC campuses build/modify a proposed degree which
fits within the TMC template = AA-T/AS-T
 CSU campuses review the TMC templates to determine
whether the undergraduate preparation would allow a
student to successfully complete the bachelor's degree
within 60 additional units.
 Campuses have been given strategies to get more
majors and options into the “similar” category
 Each CSU determines if the TMC is similar
 “Similar” means a transfer student arrives with the TMC
coursework and lower-division GE ,and the CSU campus
can deliver the baccalaureate degree in 60 units. (60 + 60)
 Some options/ concentrations within majors may not be
considered similar.
 Upper-division GE must be part of the 60 units. Any missing
lower-division major preparation or American Institutions
requirements may be included in the CSU 60 units
CSU Minimum Admission Requirements
 Met by the AA-T/AS-T which includes:
 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the
California State University.
 And either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
(IGETC-CSU) or the CSU GE-Breadth Requirements
 Including Golden Four (A3‐‐critical thinking, A1‐‐communication,
A2‐‐English composition, and B4‐‐quantitative reasoning w/a minimum grade
of “C”)
 GE Certification is not required
 A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of
 Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0
What’s the Guarantee?
(the fine print)
1. A student who completes an Associate’s Degree for Transfer at a California
Community College is guaranteed admission to the California State
No guarantee to any particular campus or program.
To qualify:
 The student must be conferred an AA-T or AS-T degree
 Apply for admission to California State University campuses for an
open term by the published deadline
 Submit all requested transcripts and documents by published
 Meet CSU admission eligibility requirements for the program to which
they have applied,
 And comply with any other prescribed admission requirements.
What’s the Guarantee?
2. AA-T/AS-T graduates who are admitted to a CSU program that has been
deemed similar to the Associate’s Degree for Transfer will be able to
complete the Baccalaureate Degree in the similar option in the discipline
within 60 semester or 90 quarter units
 As long as the student successfully completes each required course without
repeating them.
 Or supplementing instruction with additional courses for minors or areas of
 Continuous enrollment in the same academic major is required unless the student
is on an approved leave of absence.
 To maintain the guarantee, continuous enrollment in the same academic major is
required unless the student is on an approved leave of absence.
 After enrollment at a CSU campus begins, the guarantee is not transferable to
another CSU campus.
How are AA-T/AS-T degrees
considered in admission?
CSU Campus Admissions
Impaction Status
No Impaction
Similar Degree
Local Applicant
Similar Degree
Non-Local Applicant
Priority Admission
Min. 2.0 GPA
(Ed. Code 66745)
Campus Impacted
Priority Admission
Min. 2.0 GPA
(Ed. Code 66745)
Supplementary GPA
Additional .20
GPA Point
Program Impacted
(Any CA Student)
Supplementary GPA Requirement
Additional .10 GPA Point
(20 seats or more)
Campus & Program Impacted
(Any CA Student)
Supplementary GPA Requirement
Additional .10 GPA Point
(20 seats or more)
Admission Process
CSU Mentor: New SB1440 Section on 2012-2013 Application
Application Verification Process
 Student self-reported applicant responses to AA-T/AS-T
questions from CSU Mentor
 Applicant data disaggregated by CCC and CSU
 Student data sent to CCCCO
 SB1440 Implementation & Oversight Committee and
CSSO group determine the verification timeline for each
 Timeline includes petition to graduate verification dates
 Determines the CSU communication to applicants on process
 Applicants provide evaluation documents to CSU
Spring 2013 Verification
Application Verification Process
“AA-T or AS-T” degree applicants
who’s self reported information
on CSU Mentor meet the basic
eligible standards (i.e. CCC,
degree) are sent email
communication from the
CSUCO with instructions on the
evaluation requirement
Application Verification Process
 Instructions to access secure individual campus files
provided to identified contacts at CSU and CCC
 Students petition for the degree by February 15th
and are expected to provide a copy of their evaluation/report
to CSU campuses to which they had applied
 Students required to provide final transcript showing
awarding of AA-T/AS-T degree to CSU – July 15th
Fall 2013 CSU Process
 Built-in validation of CCC and AA-T/AS-T major reported
in CSU Mentor
 Improved ability for redirecting verified AA-T/AS-T
applicants who are not admitted to the impacted major or
 Ongoing rethinking of verification process
 A student at your college wants to study
Communication at SJSU. Questions:
 Is the AA-T in this major offered at your
 Is a similar major offered at SJSU in their
desired concentration?
 Is the major/campus impacted?
 Is your college in SJSU’s local admission area?
What about UC?
AA-T/AS-T guarantees a Comprehensive
Most AA-T/AS-T applicants will be wellprepared to compete
When choices are available, students will
want to select the most rigorous options as
outlined in the UC Transfer Preparation Paths
(e.g., IGETC over CSU Breadth)
 More TMCs and local AA-T/AS-T degrees being
 New information will be added to the websites
Thank you for participating!