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Cal Poly and AA-T's

jwillijwilli Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
Does Cal Poly honor transfer degrees? So if you were transferring from Cuesta would you get priority consideration? Would it help at all? Any and all input would be appreciated!

Replies to: Cal Poly and AA-T's

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,058 Forum Champion
    edited January 2017
    This is from the Cuesta website:::

    Cal Poly SLO does not have Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) programs with any California community college, including Cuesta. Our students compete on the same playing field as all other transfer students in the Cal Poly SLO’s selection process.

    One of the most important statistics when considering transfer to a university is acceptance rates, the percentage of students that were actually accepted of those who applied. Although Cal Poly SLO’s acceptance rates have been on an overall decline since Fall 2007 (meaning it’s been getting more competitive and tougher to get in), acceptance rates to Cal Poly SLO for Cuesta students have remained among the highest in the state and substantially higher than the statewide average.

    Here is information regarding AA-T's: http://www.cuesta.edu/student/servs_classes/transfer/transferGEpatterns.html

    Associate Degrees for Transfer for SLO:
    AS-T in Administration of Justice
    AS-T in Agriculture Business
    AA-T in Anthropology
    AA-T in Art History
    AS-T in Biology
    AS-T in Business Administration
    AA-T in Communication Studies
    AS-T in Early Childhood Education
    AA-T in Economics
    AA-T in English
    AS-T in Geology
    AA-T in History
    AA-T in Journalism
    AA-T in Kinesiology
    AS-T in Mathematics
    AA-T in Music
    AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics
    AA-T in Philosophy
    AS-T in Physics
    AA-T in Political Science
    AA-T in Psychology
    AA-T in Sociology
    AA-T in Spanish
    AA-T in Studio Arts
    AA-T in Theatre Arts
  • c172pilotc172pilot Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    Yes, it will help - but it does not guarantee admission. I graduated with an AS-T in Physics and another in Mathematics from my community college. The Associate for Transfer program is different than the TAG - which I believe is a UC specific program. Even with the TAG at UC schools there were caveats.

    Basically if you complete the AS-T, that shows you've completed the GEs that the CSU's are looking for and makes you more competitive. If you can get the AA/AS-T, and complete some major specific courses, then you will be looking good.

    Also if I remember correctly, the AA-T program does guarantee you will be admitted to at least one of the CSUs you apply to.

    Good luck!
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