New Report on Associate Degree for Transfer Shows Promising Results, Ways to Improve

Community College students earning the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), a program that aligns transfer requirements across California Community Colleges and California State University, are achieving their bachelor’s degrees at higher rates, and in fewer semesters, than other transfer students. 

This is one of several promising findings from a new study conducted by UC Davis Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and commissioned by College Futures Foundation. The report also suggests that this effective option is inequitably available—with barriers to accessibility and usability to students in some demographic groups, majors, and campuses. The authors identify several opportunities to improve the equity, awareness, availability, and impact of this important reform. 

 Read the full reportImproving the Pathway to the BA: An Examination of the Associate Degree for Transfer.