Transfer Pathways AZTransfer
Transfer pathways help students maximize their transfer credits as they move from a community college to a university.

Most of Arizona's transfer pathways (TG-XR can be an exception) include both the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) and an Associate's Degree, which once complete, allow students to transfer to one of the state universities with junior standing.

Benefits of completing a transfer pathway

If you complete a transfer pathway, you will:
  • Have junior standing upon admission to an Arizona university
  • Be certain that all credits included in the pathway will apply toward graduation in the baccalaureate majors with which the pathway articulates
  • Be able to compete for admission into competitive programs on the same basis as native university students
Other benefits of transfer pathways include:
  • Blocks of classes will be treated as a whole; courses will not be examined separately to determine transferability or applicability unless it is for student benefit.
  • Transfer credits are accepted and applied toward the university degree, whether the credit was earned by course completion (with a grade of "C" or better), assessment, or some other nontraditional learning mode.
  • Provides for exemption from Arizona public university admission requirement (2.0 for Arizona residents, 2.5 for nonresidents.

Types of transfer pathways

There are six different pathways you may follow, depending upon the degree you choose to pursue.
Each of these pathways require 60-64 credits in courses numbered 100 or above to be completed with a grade of "C" or better. The courses can satisfy a Core Area (no more than one) and one or two Awareness Areas simultaneously.
Pathway
Abbreviation
Description
Humanities /
Fine Arts
S / B
Sciences
Literacy
Awareness
Total
Associate of Arts / General Requirements
AA/GR
Measurement of vocational interests
0
3
3
3
15
Associate of Arts / Special Requirements
AA/SR
Science, technology, engineering and math career test
3
0
3
3
15
Associate of Science / General Requirements
AS/GR
Measuring self-efficacy or confidence in pursuing careers in the life and physical sciences
3
3
3
3
15
Associate of Science / Special Requirements
AS/SR
Lists your skills and matches them to job types that require those skills
3
3
3
0
15
Associate of Business / General Requirements
ABus/GR
Career exploration tool developed by the U.S. Department of Labor
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Associate of Business / Special Requirements
ABus/SR
Ranks your occupational interests in terms of 16 federal clusters that connect to curriculum requirements in public education
Transfer Guide / Exceptional Requirements
TG/XR
Tell us what you like to do and we'll tell you about what jobs you might like
About the pathways

AA/GR.
This pathway is for students who may or may not know their major or university. It includes lower-division program requirements, though it is not mandatory to complete these prior to transfer.

AA/SR. This pathway is for students who have decided on a major but have not decided which university to attend. It includes common lower division program requirements. This pathway also requires students to select a major by the completion of the first year of study (30 credits).

AS/GR. This pathway is for students who plan to pursue an associate's degree or transfer to an Arizona university and satisfy requirements in majors with more stringent math and math-based science requirements. This pathway is designed fro students who, during their first semester (15 credits), choose to pursue degrees with a science concentration even though they are undecided on a major but have decided on a university. It includes common lower-division program requirements and lower-division math and math-based requirements.

AS/SR. This pathway is for students who plan to pursue an associate's degree or transfer to an Arizona university and satisfy requirements in majors with more stringent math and math-based science requirements. This pathway is designed fro students who, during their first semester (15 credits), choose to pursue degrees with a science concentration and have decided on a major but not decided on a university. It requires students to complete common lower-division program requirements and students must select a major by the completion of the first year of study (30 credits).

ABus/GR. This pathway is for students who have decided on a business major (except computer information systems) but are undecided on a university. It includes common lower-division courses and requires students to complete specific university lower-division program requirements.

ABus/SR. This pathway is for students who have decided on a major in computer information systems but are undecided on a university. It includes common lower-division courses and requires students to complete specific university lower-division program requirements.

TG/XR.
Students must follow the Transfer Guide from the beginning because they have decided on a university and a major in which:
  • the sequence of program requirements or prerequisites is so strict that a student must begin the sequence in the freshman year OR
  • the major is structured as a 2+2 transfer degree program between a community college and a university.
Finding transfer pathways
Review the list of baccalaureate degrees with identified transfer pathways offered by Arizona's public universities:
Degree Search
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