Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)?
 
The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) allows California Community College students who meet the CSU's minimum eligibility requirements guaranteed priority admission to the CSU, though not necessarily to a particular campus or major. Students earn a two-year associate degree (no more than 60 units) that is fully transferrable towards a CSU bachelor's degree. Learn more about the ADT.

How does AB 928 change the Associate Degree for Transfer program?

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act of 2021, or AB 928, consolidates two existing general education pathways for California Community College students into a single pathway to either the CSU or UC system.

What is the Associate Degree for Transfer Intersegmental Implementation Committee?

The act establishes, until July 1, 2025, the Associate Degree for Transfer Intersegmental Implementation Committee to serve as the primary entity charged with the oversight of the ADT for the sole purpose of strengthening the pathway for students and to ensure it becomes the primary transfer pathway in California between campuses of the California Community Colleges and the University of California, the California State University and participating independent institutions of higher education.

The committee is charged with: ensuring a reduction in the number of excess units accumulated by California Community College students before transferring to four-year postsecondary educational institutions; eliminating repetition of courses at four-year postsecondary educational institutions taken by California Community College students who successfully transfer into four-year postsecondary educational institutions; and increasing the number of California Community College students who transfer into a four-year postsecondary educational institution through an ADT pathway. It will also serve to enhance coordination and communication between four-year postsecondary educational institutions and the California Community Colleges by providing a venue by which they can regularly meet and address issues and provide the Legislature and the Governor with recommendations

Who are the members of the Intersegmental Implementation Committee and how were they chosen?

The act requires a cross-section of stakeholders to fulfill the committee's responsibilities, with each of the following entities having one representative to serve on the committee:

  • The Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges
  • The Office of the Chancellor of the California State University
  • The Office of the President of the University of California
  • The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
  • The State Department of Education
  • The Student Senate for the California Community Colleges
  • The California State Student Association
  • The University of California Student Association
  • The Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges
  • The Academic Senate of the California State University
  • The Academic Senate of the University of California

In addition, the following five representatives will be selected:

  • The Senate Committee on Rules shall appoint one member from the workforce sector with expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
  • The Speaker of the Assembly shall appoint one member with a background in higher education research that includes scholarship on student transfer issues in the state.
  • The Lieutenant Governor shall appoint one member from an educational equity and social justice organization.
  • The Governor shall appoint one member from an educational equity and social justice organization.
  • The Governor shall appoint one member who is a California community college student.

What is the role of the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates?

On or before May 31, 2023, the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates of the University of California, the California State University and the California Community Colleges shall establish a singular lower division general education pathway that meets the academic requirements necessary for transfer admission to both the California State University and University of California. If the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates of the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges is unable to come to agreement on or before May 31, 2023, the respective administrative bodies of those segments shall establish a singular lower division general education pathway that meets the academic requirements necessary for transfer admission to the California State University and the University of California by December 31, 2023.

What is the timeline for implementation?

The singular lower division general education pathway should be established commencing with the fall term of the 2025–26 academic year. It shall be the only lower division general education pathway used to determine academic eligibility and sufficient academic preparation for transfer admission to the California State University and the University of California. Learn more about the AB 928 ​timeline​​.