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What is a SB 1440 major?

AsamuelsAsamuels Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
I've noticed this pop up once or twice and can't seem to get a full understanding on what it means. If anyone knows it would be greatly appreciated!

Replies to: What is a SB 1440 major?

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,030 Forum Champion
    SB 1440 - Associate Degree for Transfer

    Overview
    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. It is expected that community college students will be able to declare an interest in pursuing specific transfer AA/AS degrees beginning the Fall 2011-12 academic year.
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