Golden Gate University now guarantees acceptance of students who have completed Associate of Arts (AA) degrees at California community colleges, streamlining the transfer process and shortening the path to career success. Called the Associate Degree for Transfer program by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), it was made possible through the organization’s agreement with the 36 members of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU). The eligibility of the schools was based on their statuses as private, nonprofit, four-year universities.
The increased ease of transfer reflects GGU’s ongoing commitment to providing a solution for career advancement that takes into account the time-constraints of prospective students – and its community-focused mission as a nonprofit.
According to agreement’s terms, GGU and participating institutions will collaborate, “in providing pre-enrollment information and advice to interested community colleges students and engage in discussions about potential pathways toward a bachelor’s degree.”
Helping Meet Demand for An Educated California
The Public Policy Institute of California states that by 2030, there will be a shortage of 1.1 million workers with bachelor’s degrees in the state. In addition, the CCCCO notes that 70% of the over 2 million students in California’s community college system say transferring to a four-year college or university is their goal.
San Francisco Bay Area Colleges with Automatic Acceptance to GGU
Berkeley City College
City College of San Francisco
College of Alameda
College of Marin
College of San Mateo
Contra Costa College
Evergreen Valley College
San Jose City College
West Valley College