Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT)

Important! Application deadlines for students graduating
  • See current class schedule for Cypress College Graduation Application deadline.
  • CSU Application deadline: August 1st-31st for Spring admission (Note: Students need to be sure to check that they are receiving an ADT on their CSU application).
  • CSU Application deadline: Oct. 1- Nov. 30 for Fall admission (Note: Students need to be sure to check that they are receiving an ADT on their CSU application).

*A Cypress College ADT Graduation Application must be completed and submitted to the Admissions and Records office (Student Center building, 1st floor) by the deadline. Students will be notified on the status of their ADT degree verification by October 15 for Fall and by March 15 for Spring graduation.

Cypress College does have other transferable Associate Degrees such as Liberal Arts. However, these degrees do not qualify for priority admission to CSU.  Please ask a counselor for further guidance.
Current ADT's offered at Cypress College:
Click on the link to view the major requirements. To print, please see the note in the textbox below explaining how to print the PDF catalog document.

Additional AS-Ts are under development. Please see your counselor for more information.
Curriculum for degrees are in the current Cypress College Catalog

For the convenience of those seeking to print-out a copy of the catalog major pages for the AA-T/AS-T, please note the catalog PDF link is an option on this page. Simply scroll down and click on the PDF active link above to print out the pages. The ISSU site does not have a print feature built-in but does allow easier access to view catalog information.

    Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT)
    California Community Colleges are now offering Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) to the CSU.  These may include an Associate in Art degree for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science degree for Transfer (AS-T). The ADT degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an ADT are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.
    The ADT degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students who have been awarded an ADT are able to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units.
    Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options and learn how to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs as it relates to university admission and transfer requirements.
    Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID)
    The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) is a statewide numbering system independent from the course numbers assigned by local California community colleges. A C-ID number next to a course signals that participating California colleges and universities have determined that courses offered by other California community colleges are comparable in content and scope to courses offered on their own campuses, regardless of their unique titles or local course number. Thus, if a schedule of classes or catalog lists a course bearing a C-ID number, for example COMM 110, students at that college can be assured that it will be accepted in lieu of a course bearing the C-ID COMM 110 designation at another community college. In other words, the C-ID designation can be used to identify comparable courses at different community colleges. However, students should always go to to confirm how each college’s course will be accepted at a particular four-year college or university for transfer credit.

    The C-ID numbering system is useful for students attending more than one community college and is applied to many of the transferable courses students need as preparation for transfer. Because these course requirements may change and because courses may be modified and qualified for or deleted from the C-ID database, students should always check with a counselor to determine how C-ID designated courses fit into their educational plans for transfer.

    Students may consult the ASSIST database at for specific information on C-ID course designations. Counselors can always help students interpret or explain this information.

    Please Note:
    This website is under development. Please continue to check back for further information. You may contact Jennie Hurley at or Penny Gabourie with questions about AA-Ts and AS-Ts. They also can be reached at (714) 484-7129.

    Contact Information

    Student Center Building, 2nd Floor
    Parking Lot #1

    Office Hours:

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    Tuesday 8am-7pm
    Wed 8am-7pm
    Th 8am-6pm
    F 8am-5pm

    Spring Break 8am-5pm M-TH. F Closed

    Phone: 714-484-7129
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