Site launched for students seeking associate degrees

Michelle Moran

A new website was launched for community college students in California called  Its purpose is to provide students with information about a potential degree that they want to inquire about. It is a very helpful resource to use when students want to get information on their own, without scheduling an appointment to speak with a campus counselor.

“An Associate Degree for Transfer will ease the transfer process for California community college students to transfer to a CSU campus and is the best place for students and parents to get information about this exciting new program,” Acting California Community Colleges Chancellor Erik Skinner said.

It is rather difficult for most students to figure out a major and what classes are needed, and this website attempts to make those decisions a little easier. Community colleges offer more than 450 new associate degrees for transfer, and more are still yet to be added.

The features included in the website are:

νComplete details on how the new transfer pathway works

νUp-to-date information about the transfer majors available by California community college campuses that are matched to similar bachelor’s degrees at California State University campuses

νInteractive maps that help students find a campus

νApplication information

νA degree progress checklist

νTestimonials from students who have earned an Associate Degree for Transfer and successfully transferred to a California State University campus

Now with all this information at one’s fingertips, it makes it easier for students to decide on what classes they need for their degree, and what they can do to accomplish their goals as a community college student.