APU Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

An Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is a guaranteed pathway for transfer into APU. After earning an approved Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree, students will be guaranteed admission to APU with junior standing.   

Additional benefits include:

  • Priority admission for students from community colleges with whom we have partner agreements to an APU program or major that is similar to the ADT.

  • Eliminating confusion by solidifying major preparation requirements accepted by APU from the community college.

  • Guaranteed completion of your bachelor’s degree in no more than 68 units if you remain on track with your academic plan.

Applicants who have completed an ADT in a major deemed similar to their intended major at APU will receive priority admissions consideration. An earned ADT must be completed by January 31 for spring admits and September 30 for fall admits.

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Checklist

In order to receive the benefits for an ADT, the following must apply:

  • The applicant must be APU eligible. To find out more about APU eligibility, see Admission Deadlines.

  • The degree must be deemed “similar” by APU.

  • APU must receive verification that you have completed or will complete the ADT by January 31 for spring admits and September 30 for fall admits.

  • APU must receive an official final transcript showing that an ADT has been conferred.

  • To uphold the guarantee of completing your Bachelor's degree with 68 semester units, you must maintain continuous enrollment in the same academic major. You must successfully complete all the required coursework without the need to repeat courses or supplement instruction with additional courses for minors or areas of emphasis.

Throughout the admissions process, we will verify the degree similarity and whether the degree is on track or completed, and confirm your transcripts upon completion. Additionally, you will be notified of any changes in your admissions consideration.

Should you not meet the ADT requirements, your application will still be considered in the general applicant pool for the major and campus to which you applied.