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Transfer Ready, Beyond the Basics!

Being "Transfer Ready" is about arriving at Sacramento State as prepared as possible to smoothly transition into your upper-division coursework and reach your degree goals sooner.

Are you transfer ready?

All students must be in “Good Standing” from the last community college or university attended. Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 if you are within our local service area*. If you are outside of our local service area* the academic characteristics of the transfer applicant pool will determine the GPA minimum.

Why should I transfer to Sacramento State?

  • Explore opportunities to study abroad in Australia, England, Japan, Spain, Germany and more!
  • Enjoy The WELL, the 151,000 square foot fitness facility, which offers cardio equipment, group fitness sessions, free weights, a rock climbing wall, an indoor track, intramural sports, a Student Health & Counseling Services and much more!
  • Attend the 7th most diverse university in the western United States
  • Ranked #5 safest campus out of all UC’s and CSU’s
  • Live in one of the most affordable big cities in the United States, located near the American river, restaurants, shopping centers and downtown Sacramento
  • Join any of the 300 on-campus clubs and organizations for volunteer opportunities, networking and leadership development
  • Educate leaders in and around our community and produce notable alumni, such as Anthony Sadler, the director of “The Black Panther,” Ryan Coogler
  • A 1:27 faculty/student ratio
  • Scholarships and financial aid readily available for students
  • Committed to graduating transfer students in two years through our “Through in Two” initiative
  • Committed major, academic, and career counselors

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Go Beyond The Basics!

Are you transferring with an ADT?

Go Beyond the Basics and transfer to Sac State with your AA-T or AS-T! Students who enroll at Sac State with an ADT degree are getting through in two faster than all other transfer students.

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information
Who Any transfer student who attended a California Community College and earned an AA-T or AS-T is considered an ADT student at Sacramento State.
What The ADT ensures that all of your lower-division general education and major coursework is complete. It also waives the second semester (ENG20) graduation requirement. You’ll need just 60 units to complete your bachelor’s degree – guaranteed!
When Community college students can inquire about the ADT once 30 units are complete by visiting the college’s transfer center. Once you apply to Sacramento State, we will start the verification process and keep you informed along the way.
Where Get information at your community college’s transfer center or contact Sac State’s ADT Coordinator, Dena Lemus. We also have Transfer Peer Coaches who can help you along the way.
Why Sacramento State, your community college, and the state of California want to help you get on the fast track to graduation. An ADT prepares you for your upper-division courses and ensures you get accurate and timely advising each semester.
How Review this list of Sacramento State’s ADT programs to be sure your AA-T/AS-T is a match. Apply to Sac State and meet all of the deadlines. We want to see you at New Student Orientation!

Peer Coaches

Transfer Ready Peer Coaching Program. Sacramento State will sustain a peer-to-peer coaching program where highly trained peer coaches will work with prospective students to inform them of the advantages of the ADT and connect them to advising and other campus resources, thus expanding the number of transfer students the University can reach. Peer coaches will work annually at community college outreach events each fall and spring semester, as well as serve as an ongoing-campus support for all Sacramento State students identified in the TI2 initiative. They will also gather information (names, email addresses) of students with whom they come in contact so staff can effectively track student’s enrollment decisions, participation in summer or spring orientation, application for the ADT scholarship, and engagement with TI2 peer support. Requested funds will be used to implement, evaluate, and embed the program in other outreach programs.

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