SB 1440 - Associate Degrees in Transfer

Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (STAR Act)

The California State University system and the California Community College system have collaborated on the creation of the Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and the Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree programs, made possible by the passage of Senate Bill 1440. This special degree program is available for a select group of programs deemed similar at community colleges throughout California.

For more information contact your Community College Transfer Center or the Associate Degree for Transfer webpage for a current list of AA-T/AS-T Approved Degrees.

A Degree With A Guarantee

Priority Admission Consideration at Sonoma State University

California Community College students that have earned a transfer associate (AA/AS-T) degree are guaranteed junior standing and priority admission consideration over all other transfer students when applying to a CSU baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree program that has been deemed similar to the student's community college area of emphasis. Once admitted to a similar baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree program, the transfer associate degree student will only be required to complete 60 additional prescribed units to qualify for the similar baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree.

To be eligible for the admission priority consideration at SSU, Upper Division Transfer applicants with a California Community College AA-T/AS-T degree must submit verification that they have, or are finishing, the remaining requirements for the AA-T/AS-T degree. For more information on this process, go to the CSU Student Transfer site.

SB 1440 Approved Programs for Sonoma State University:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Art Studio
  • Business Administration
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Liberal Studies Hutchins(Track II Multiple Subject Preparation)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Arts