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The Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree

The goal of the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree is to maximize the transfer process, meet the needs of students who enroll at a 2-year college with the intent to work toward a baccalaureate, and develop a universal transfer program for which the coursework completed in pursuit of the degree will be accepted by all public universities in the state. This Advisors‟ Guide is the first in a series of guides for the transfer degree that will accommodate as many students as possible with opportunities to progress smoothly from associate to baccalaureate degree programs. Subsequent guides will be more specific to a student‟s potential major. Because the course guides in Phase I are general in nature and provide maximum flexibility, it is essential that students take an active role in researching options and creating their path. In Phase II, more specific degree tracks will be created, with the first group ready for full implementation in Fall/2011.

The transfer associate degree is designed to provide students with an opportunity to complete the first 60 hours of work toward a baccalaureate degree at a two-year or community college. Students who successfully complete a designated transfer associate program are eligible to enter a four-year public university as a junior, with all 60 (non-developmental) credits transferring to the receiving university.

The Louisiana transfer associate degree consists of a 39-hour General Education (GenEd) block and a 21-hour block of additional course work. Students who enter a four-year public university with this degree in hand will have met the institution‟s general education requirements and will be granted upper division (junior) status, with all of its concomitant rights and privileges. This guarantee applies to those who successfully complete the degree with a grade of “C” or better in each course.

Students may complete either an Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer (AA/LT) or Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer (AS/LT) degree, depending on interests and aspirations for further study toward the baccalaureate. Upon deciding on a prospective major, it is important that students do some research and seek advice about what the program‟s prerequisite courses are so that they may be completed as a part of the AA or AS degree.

Please see your advisor or University Catalog for more information

Louisiana Transfer Associate Degrees

Mass Communication Concentration (A.A.S Degree)

Business Concentration (Social Sci)


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