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Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT)

Associate Degree for TransferUnder the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440-Padilla), California Community Colleges provide guaranteed admissions as a junior to a CSU when a student has completed an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT, also referred to as: Associate in Science for Transfer or Associate in Arts for Transfer) in a program/major similar to that which the university offers (see majors below). The ADT degree requires the student to complete the following:*

  1. Complete 60 CSU transferable units (VVC classes numbered 100 or above);
  2. Complete the CSU General Education (GE) or IGETC General Education pattern;
  3. Complete the major program requirements (see list below) with a grade of "C" or better;
  4. Maintain a transferable cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 or higher;
  5. Complete the Golden 4 GE requirements with a "C-" or better

A select number of majors participate in this program for each CSU. Presently, VVC offers the following ADT degrees.

If you will be receiving a verified ADT degree, and you are not admitted to a CSU, your application will be redirected to another CSU (Please note: ADT applicants accepted to at least one CSU campus will not be redirected.). To learn more about Redirection of your CSU application, please visit the CSU ADT Redirection page.

Get more information about the ADT, by visiting the following websites:


Last Updated 3/17/20