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Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Program

Academic Senate


Undergraduate Council

Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and
Relations with Schools


To: Academic Senate Faculty, Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts


Dear Colleagues:

With the recent passage of AB 1291, UCLA will pilot a new Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Program for the University of California in the 2026–27 academic year.

We are pleased to announce that the Undergraduate Council and Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools (CUARS) of the UCLA Academic Senate have jointly charged a senate task force to carry out this important initiative. In consultation with campus units and departments, the task force will recommend a series of UCLA majors to launch the program and an implementation plan that aligns transfer curricula with UC admissions criteria and academic requirements. It will also formulate goals and evaluation metrics for the pilot, anchored in the University’s academic mission as well as our commitment to increasing access and opportunity for community college transfer students. Subsequently the Undergraduate Council and CUARS will make decisions based on the task force recommendations.

The ADT Pilot Program Task Force is co-chaired by Connie Kasari, professor of education and psychiatry and Alexander Spokoyny, professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Members include Scott Brandenberg, professor of civil and environmental engineering; Edith Omwami, associate professor of education; Cristobal Silva, associate professor of English and Luke Yarbrough, associate professor of Near Eastern languages and cultures.

The task force will convene during winter and spring 2024 and offer opportunities for campus partners to share ideas and feedback in support of enhancing transfer pathways to UC.


Catherine Sugar
Chair, Undergraduate Council

Lynn Vavreck
Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools


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