Dec 05, 2023
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AA-IP: What is it?
The AA-IP allows students to design an individualized academic program. To earn an AA-IP degree, students must complete a total of 90 credits: 15 credits of General Education Core requirements listed below plus 75 additional transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. This degree is a transfer Associates degree, but NOT part of the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) with Washington state colleges and universities.
What do I need to take?
General Education - 15 Credits
Courses used in Gen Ed Core may not be used for Distribution.
Communication (5 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, email@example.com.
Electives (75 Credits)
Physical Education: 3 credits maximum regardless of course’s status
The remaining 75 credits can be made of transferable elective credits, with only 15 credits from restricted electives (see Shoreline Community College Catalog for a list of these courses). Students pursuing the AA-IP are strongly encouraged to consult with an advisor in choosing their courses. With your advisor, you will consider the following questions:
- What colleges/universities are you considering?
- What are the application requirements of these schools?
- What are the general education requirements?
- Is there a composition requirement beyond ENGL& 101 ?
- Is there a world language requirement?
- Are there distribution requirements? In what areas?
- What major(s) are you considering?
- What courses are required for the major(s)?
- What Shoreline courses correspond to requirements at your chosen four-year school(s)?
Is the AA-IP right for me?
For many students, the Associate in Arts (AA-DTA) or the Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees are recommended because they are a part of the Washington State Transfer Agreements. The AA-Individual Plan is a good fit for students who are …
- planning to transfer to a specific university and want to follow the general education requirements of that school
- planning to transfer into a specific major with many prerequisites that are required for admission
- entering Shoreline with a lot of college credits and want to graduate in a timely manner
- planning to transfer to an out-of-state college or university with no direct transfer agreement
When planning your academic program, please keep in mind:
- Students must meet the admission requirements of the colleges/universities for which they are applying.
- This AA Individual Plan (AA-IP) degree does not guarantee admission into any university, program, or major.
- Students are responsible for completing all General Education and other program requirements of the baccalaureate institution to graduate