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ADT is the commonly used terminology for the Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) / Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degrees.

Foothill offers 20 associate degrees for transfer in a variety of academic majors.

What's an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)?

An ADT is a guaranteed pathway for transfer into the California State University (CSU) system.

There are two types of ADTs: Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T).

Benefits & Advantages

What are the benefits to earning an AA-T or AS-T degree?

  • Guaranteed admissions with junior standing to the CSU system  (admissions not guaranteed to a particular campus or major)
  • Priority admissions consideration for local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to a student’s community college major (This priority does not guarantee admissions to a specific major or campus)
  • Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major).

See more benefits to choosing the ADT, including the UC Transfer advantage.

Who may not benefit from earning this degree?

This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system.  Students should consult with their counselor to help them plan for the degree and transfer.


What are the requirements to earn an AA-T or AS-T Degree?

  1. Complete the CSU General Education Requirements or IGETC.
  2. Complete the required major requirements for the AA-T or AS-T major. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis (title 5 ยง 55063).
  3. Complete 90 CSU transferable units (including the General Education and major requirements).

Review the full list of requirements, including important dates and deadlines.

Page last modified: February 23, 2016