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Associate Degree for Transfer

HNU welcomes transfer students with an ADT

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Finish strong at HNU

A Degree with a Guarantee

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), also known as the Degree with a Guarantee, is a guaranteed transfer pathway from the California Community Colleges system to California State Universities and the Independent California Colleges & Universities (ICCU) sector, of which HNU is a member. If you are a community college student graduating with an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associates in Science for Transfer (AS-T) in one of the ADT majors accepted at HNU, your admission to HNU is guaranteed -- and you will begin with junior standing so you can finish your bachelor's degree. At HNU, you can get the classes you need to finish on time and get employed sooner.

HNU’s ADT Commitment

The HNU ADT Commitment (an adaptation of the CSU ADT pathway) includes: 

  • Guaranteed admission to HNU for ADT students 
  • A guarantee that a minimum of 60 semester/90 quarter units will transfer
  • A guarantee that you will enter HNU with junior standing

Learn more about the ADT and ICCU agreement on the ADT Commitment Page.

ADT Majors Accepted at HNU:

  • Business
  • Biological Science
  • Communications Studies
  • Liberal Studies (Elementary Teacher Education)
  • History
  • Kinesiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Starting the ADT transfer process at your community college

Visit the ADT transfer process page, or schedule a visit with your community college’s Transfer Center Counselor to learn more about initiating the ADT process at your community college.

ADT scholarship opportunities

You’d be surprised at how affordable attending HNU can be with state, federal, and other forms of financial aid. Contact Nikia Moore to learn more about HNU’s ADT Scholarships: or (510) 436-1351.