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.
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.
Similar Programs at Sonoma State University can be found online. Use the Search by CSU Campus menu to view which SSU programs have been deemed similar to the AA-T or AS-T program you have completed or will complete at the community college. Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) programs may vary at each of the California Community Colleges.For more information on Associate Degrees for transfer accepted at SSU, visit the Associate Degree for Transfer webpage for a current list of AA-T/AS-T Approved Degrees.
California Promise (SB 412)
The California Promise Program (SB 412) offers first-year students a pathway to complete their degree in four-years, or two-years for Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) students. Eligible students who fulfill the specific requirements of the California Promise Program and Sonoma State University will be provided enhanced academic advising and receive priority registration after their first semester. For more information, please refer to Sonoma State's California Promise page.