The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act was signed into law in 2010. It allows eligible students to receive an associate degree for transfer in their area of study with 60 units. The law will be implemented for the fall 2011 semester. Eligible students will be guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus as a junior and only need to complete 60 additional units in order to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Research shows that approximately 50,000 students annually transfer to a state university with an average of 80 semester units when only 60 are needed. This new law is estimated to generate more than $160 million a year in savings, which in turn will provide access to approximately 40,000 additional community college students and nearly 14,000 CSU students each year.
California Community Colleges and California State University awarded $1 million national Complete College America Innovation Challenge grant
Press release - http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/DocDownloads/PressReleases/JUL2011/PR_CompleteCollege%20AmericaSB1440.pdf
Schwarzenegger signs bill guaranteeing community college transfers to Cal State
Los Angeles Times - http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/30/local/la-me-arnold-bills-20100930
Joint task force announced to implement community college transfer bill
SB 1440 task force final.pdf