Bill to streamline Cal State University transfer process moves forward

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It may take a Pythagorean effort for many community college students to figure out which courses they need to transfer to a California State University campus.

But a bill working its way through the state Assembly aims to finally eliminate the headache of lining up the exact amount of coursework required by each of the 23 CSU schools.

The Assembly Higher Education Committee this week voted 11-0 to approve SB 440, which would require the CSU and California Community Colleges to better implement the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act, signed in 2010 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to enable students to earn associate's degrees transferable to the CSU schools.

Both bills were authored by State Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Pacoima. SB 440 would require community colleges to meet their transfer degree goals by 2014-15.

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