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updated August 1, 2012

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440 – Padilla), signed into legislation on September 29, 2010, enables the California Community Colleges and California State University to collaborate on the creation of Associate in Arts Degree (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) Degree transfer programs.  This new law requires community colleges to grant an associate degree for transfer to a student once a student has met specified general education and major requirements for the degree. Upon completion of the associate degree, the student is eligible for transfer with junior standing into the California State University (CSU) system.

Students are given guaranteed admission into the California State University (CSU) system, and further are given priority consideration when applying to a particular program that is similar to the student’s community college major. The law prohibits the CSU from requiring a transferring student to repeat courses similar to those taken at the community college that counted toward their associate degree for transfer.

There are currently 9 CSU campuses admitting SB1440 transfer student for Spring 2013:  Channel Islands, Chico, East Bay, Fullerton, Humboldt, LA, SF, San Bernardino, and Sonoma!

More information, click here or for school specific info. click on the highlighted school above.

Created: June 21, 2012 @ 10:45 AM
Last Modified: November 07, 2012 @ 10:39 AM


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