SB 440 (Padilla – D)

Encourages the use of transfer model curricula as the preferred basis for associate degrees for transfer. Requires community college districts to create an associate degree for transfer in every major offered by that district that has an approved transfer model curriculum before the commencement of the 2014-15 academic year. Requires CSU campuses to accept transfer model curriculum-aligned associate degrees for transfer in each CSU degree options within a major field, and to give priority to students holding these degrees over other community college transfer students. This bill would provide that the guarantee of admission for those community college students described above includes admission to a program or major and concentration that is either similar to the student’s community college transfer model curriculum-aligned associate degree for transfer or may be completed with 60 semester units of study beyond that degree for transfer, the determinations to be made by the campus to which the student is admitted.