Transfer Planning

Transfer Planning

Applying for an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

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(AA-T/AS-T Degrees)

Planning for the ADT
  1. Review the ADT requirements for your major carefully.  Required courses are listed in the College Catalog but the most current information is available online on De Anza's AA-T/AS-T Degrees website.

  2. Attend an ADT Information Session - if available.
    (NOTE: Session dates are limited and subject to staffing availability. Please check the website above periodically throughout the quarter for updates.)

  3. If you have coursework outside of Foothill-De Anza, request to have those transcripts sent to De Anza College immediately AND request to have them evaluated.

  4. Meet with a De Anza College counselor to develop your education plan to meet this goal.
Applying for the ADT Degree
  1. CSU TRANSFER STUDENTS: Apply to CSU during the appropriate application filing period.
    • You are urged to apply during the priority filing period (October and November for the fall term and the first month of the filing period for all other terms).
    • For winter/spring/summer transfer, check to see which campuses are accepting applications.
    • If applying after the priority filing period for any term, check to see which campuses are still accepting applications AND consult with the CSU campus Admission Office regarding ADT benefits.

      ALL OTHER STUDENTS (NON-CSU TRANSFER STUDENTS): Only step #3 below is required. Your ADT petition will be processed in the same time frame as other De Anza College AA/AS degrees.

  2. You MUST indicate on the CSU Application that you will be receiving the ADT, specifying the major and expected completion date.

  3. Complete the Eligibility Self-Assessment Form for your major: (click on major below - Fall 2014 transfers)

    Administration of Justice Early Childhood Education Mathematics
    Business Administration History Political Science
    Communication Studies Kinesiology Sociology

    If eligible, meet with a De Anza College counselor/academic adviser to file your Petition for the ADT.  If you have coursework from outside Foothill-De Anza, be sure ALL transcripts are on file (and have been evaluated) at De Anza College before applying for the degree.

    CSU applicants for fall 2014: If you plan on completing the ADT requirements this spring, you must petition for the degree by February 26, 2014 to meet CSU's March 15 verification deadline to receive admission benefits associated with this degree.


    CSU applicants - subsequent transfer terms: Deadline dates will be posted as soon as De Anza receives this information from CSU.

  4. Submit your 'Verification of ADT' to the CSU campus(es) you applied to with "similar" degree programs by CSU's system-wide deadline.  Though individual CSU campus deadlines may vary, De Anza recognizes the system-wide deadline for planning purposes and considers all others exceptions.  Note: If you submitted your CSU application during the priority filing period, and correctly identified the ADT degree and your expected completion date, you will  be contacted by a De Anza College representative with information on this process and timeline.  Please check your email diligently.  

    CSU applicants for fall 2014: If you are eligible for the ADT and you submitted the petition by the February 26 deadline, the "Verification of ADT" document will be provided to you around March 5.  You will be contacted once your petition has been processed with information on how to pick-up this document.


    Late "Verification of ADT" Requests for fall 2014:  Requests received after March 15 are subject to a minimum processing period of 5-working days.  (Students should expect further delays around spring break and the first two weeks in July)  Your Petition for the ADT must be accompanied with either a copy of the CSU campus memo requesting the verification (or), for San Jose State (SJS)*, documentation verifying you are registered for an orientation session.
    * SJS transfers applying to similar degree programs are encouraged to submit the "Verification of ADT" to SJS prior to their transfer orientation session for advising purposes.


    ALERT: Due to staffing levels, requests to petition for the ADT and for late verifications cannot be accommodated the first week of spring quarter (April 7-11).


    CSU applicants - subsequent transfer terms: Deadline dates will be posted as soon as De Anza receives this information from CSU.

  5. Follow all instructions provided by CSU and De Anza College and request to have De Anza College (and all applicable) transcripts sent to CSU.  Read the transcript request information carefully - including the section at the bottom of the page.

The ADT awarded will be noted on your De Anza College transcript - which CSU will reference to verify degree completion.



Last Updated: 6/25/14