I earned an Associates of Art Degree with a concentration in Psychology in 2009. I took a brief break and worked as an assistant manager in retail. I would like to go back to finish my Bachelor's Degree at Cal State Fullerton. I am having trouble researching into how to go about transferring and if I qualify to transfer still. I believe I am missing a math class but I'm not positive as to what specific requirements there are for transfers that have earned an Associates Degree.
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From experience, an Associated Degree does not stop you from taking more courses. Since you are determined to transfer to CSU Fullerton, be sure to go onto www.assist.org to check and see what their requirements are for transfer (course wise). It should give you a general list of what courses they will accept in order for you to transfer. Then, once you get that information, compare it with your list and be sure to take any required courses that you can in order to transfer. I understand that looking at www.assist.org for the first time will be confusing, so you may want to visit with the counselor or advisor at your current educational institution. Once all is finalize, have your transcripts sent to CSU Fullerton and contact the school in order to figure out what you need to do next.
Personally, I have also attained an Associate Degree from the community college and transferred to my current university. Having an Associates Degree shouldn't stop you from transferring as long as the courses that you took comply with the university's requirement. Since you had your degree in 2009, I would recommend checking the university's requirement to ensure that if there any changes. If there are no changes, then having this Associate Degree marks your half-way checkpoint to transferring to the university smoothly to get your Bachelor's Degree.
I hope this helps. There is a lot involved with transferring, but once the tedious part is done, you are on your way to achieving your goal. Good luck!
I would strongly suggest talking to a transfer counselor at your old school and/or at Cal State. I spoke to both colleges to make sure I was getting the correct answer. Also they can tell you which classes you need to transfer. At my school we were able to enter as juniors as long as we had an associates degree (which were called A.S or A.A). It didn't matter which classes I took as long as I got one. But a counselor can tell you if they have this type of program. Talking to a counselor is your best bet.