AS-T (Track 2): What is it?
Transferring with an AS-T Track 2
The AS-T degree transfers as a package to most baccalaureate colleges and universities in Washington state, satisfying most pre-major requirements and some general education courses for junior standing. In the AS-T you will take many science and math courses during your two years at Shoreline, and take most of your distribution requirements in humanities and social sciences after you transfer. Completing the AS-T degree will prepare you for the pathways listed below (for other science and engineering majors, see AS-T Track 1).
Aeronautical, Civil, Industrial, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering (MRP)*
Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences
Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering (MRP)*
Computer and Electrical Engineering (MRP)*
The AS-T degree requires a minimum of 90 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or above and a cumulative college-level GPA of 2.0 or higher. Each individual course must have a minimum grade of 1.0. Students granted the degree are normally awarded junior status and in most cases will be able to complete their Bachelor’s in two additional years of full-time study.
* A Major Related Program (MRP) is a type of AS-T that prepares students for entrance into select majors at particular four-year schools. These programs have specific required classes within the AS-T degree, and will be shown on your transcript as a different type of degree than the general AS-T. Consult the relevant MRP Degree Planning Guide for more information.
Where Do I Start?
Talk with an advisor at Shoreline. Shoreline advisors can provide guidance about which courses to take and how to prepare for different majors.
Understand the AS-T Track 2 requirements. Review this Degree Planning Guide and make sure you understand what it takes to complete your degree at Shoreline.
Prepare for a major or pathway. Because you will enter as a junior, you will need to consider what major you would like to prepare for. Use Shoreline’s Major Preparation Sheets to learn more about different majors and which courses will prepare you for those majors.
Understand admissions requirements. School admission requirements, deadlines, and application details vary. Check the web site of your chosen school or schools and search for “Transfer admissions” to find their specific requirements. At many schools, you must apply to the school and then apply separately to the major.
Understand graduation requirements. All four-year programs have specific requirements to graduate and some schools require up to two years of a world language to graduate. Once you have decided upon a major or majors, visit the web site of the departments where you will be applying; contact advisors at the four-year school to learn more.
What do I need to take?
Below is a summary of the categories of required courses for the AS-T Track 2. In selecting your classes, consult your Major Planning Sheet for recommendations related to pursuing a particular major or pathway. See below for available courses in each category. Note that a Major Related Program (MRP) includes additional requirements.
Planning guides are intended to guide students toward completing degree requirements. They are not intended to communicate admissions requirements of 4-year institutions. Students are strongly urged to consult with an advisor, college/university admissions staff, and the catalog of the 4-year institution to which they plan to transfer. Other conditions and restrictions may also apply.