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 CCC 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 AA-T/AS-T Major Preparation CSUGE or IGETC A.I., Golden 4, Electives * 60 units = CSU Major coursework( similar) 60 units YOUR BACHELOR’S DEGREE CSU General Education (upper division) The CSU Admission Process 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 emphasis 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 University 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 deadlines, 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 emphasis. 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 Requirement 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) THE ADMISSION PROCESS 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 term Timeline includes petition to graduate verification dates Determines the CSU communication to applicants on process Applicants provide evaluation documents to CSU Spring 2013 Verification Timeline 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 deadline Fall 2013 CSU Process Enhancements 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 campus 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 college? 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 Review 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 developed New information will be added to the websites Thank you for participating!