Associate Degrees for Transfer
Allan Hancock College now offers another way for you to transfer to the California
State University system. The simplified process allows students who complete an Associate
in Arts Transfer Degree (AA-T) or Associate in Science Transfer Degree (AS-T) to receive
priority admission into the CSU System.
Simply choose your major and complete 60 semester units of required general education
coursework and major-specific lower division coursework. Students who have earned
an AA-T or AS-T are admitted to a CSU at junior standing with the opportunity to complete
a baccalaureate degree with 60 additional semester units.
An AA-T or AS-T degree guarantees admission to a California State University, but
not necessarily a specific campus or major. So to stay competitive, make sure you
keep your grades up and that you meet the admissions requirements for the CSU campus
and major that interest you the most. It is also important that you meet with an Allan
Hancock College academic counselor early in your decision process.
See Associate Degrees for Transfer Brochure PDF
University Transfer Center
Santa Maria campus: Upstairs in Building A; 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3363
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Lompoc Valley campus: Building 2-111; (805) 735-3366 ext. 5363
Santa Maria campus: 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3293
Lompoc Valley Center: 1-805-922-6966 ext. 5200
Santa Maria Campus 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3363
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UCSB Transfer Student
I moved to the United States in 2012. My English was very limited, so I decided to enroll in noncredit ESL courses in the summer of that same year. By fall of 2013 after hard work and dedication, I was ready to transition to credit ESL. The sooner I started credit ESL the better, but as a new California resident the tuition was more expensive since I had to pay out of state tuition, so I decided to wait for a year to attend credit class at AHC. AHC has great student support programs that I utilized; for example, AIM, EOPS, CAN/TRIO, and the Tutorial Center. I recommend everyone to take advantage of these services and to ask for help from your instructors when needed.