Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

The Associate Degree for Transfer is a pathway that is widely accepted throughout the CSU system in which a student completes approximately half of their bachelor’s degree at the Community College and half at a CSU campus.

Benefits include:

  1. Guaranteed acceptance to a California State University institution.
  2. Guaranteed to complete your bachelor’s degree in 90 quarter units if you remain on track.
  3. Receive a slight GPA bump for admissions consideration in impacted majors.
  4. Supplemental course requirements for impacted majors are part of the core curriculum at the Community College. 

Applicants who have completed an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in a major deemed similar to your intended major at Cal Poly Pomona, will receive priority admissions consideration. Consult for a list of approved ADT’s for Cal Poly Pomona. The ADT that you have earned must be completed no later than Spring for a Fall entry and by Summer for a Winter entry.

To find out if your degree is similar visit

For approved ADT programs, if two applicants to the same program have the same GPA, preference will be given to the applicant who has completed the greater number of program-specific preparation courses. Similarly, if two applicants have completed the same number of program-specific preparation courses, preference will be given to the applicant with the higher GPA.

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Checklist 

In order to receive the benefits for Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) the following must apply:

  • The applicant must be CSU eligible. To find out more about CSU eligibility, please visit Admissions Requirements & Deadlines.
  • The degree must be deemed “similar” by California Community College and Cal Poly Pomona. To find if the degree is similar please visit Associate Degree for Transfer webpage.
  • Cal Poly Pomona must receive verification that you have or will complete the ADT by March 15 for Fall entry and October 31 for Winter entry.
  • Cal Poly Pomona must receive an official final transcript showing Associate’s Degree for Transfer (ADT) has been conferred.

Throughout the admissions process we will verify the degree similarity, whether the degree is on track or completed, and confirmed on your transcripts upon completion. Additionally, you will be notified of any changes in your admissions consideration. 

Should you not meet the Associate Degree for Transfer ADT requirements, your application will still be considered in the general applicant pool for the major and campus to which you applied.