New laws —AB 928 & AB 1111— will streamline the transfer process for millions of California students
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed critical legislation—Assembly Bill 928 and Assembly Bill 1111—that will fundamentally transform the way community college students transfer to a university in California. Authored by higher education and student champion Assemblymember Marc Berman, these ambitious policies were sponsored by the Campaign for College Opportunity and supported by a courageous group of stakeholders including co-sponsor Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, and the California State University (CSU) and student leaders from the CSU, University of California (UC), and community colleges. Understanding the urgency and importance of fixing transfer, policymakers moved AB 928 and AB 1111 through the legislature with unanimous support.
AB 928 creates a general education transfer pathway for students to become eligible to the UC and CSU; establishes a committee representing K-12 schools, community colleges and public and private universities dedicated to simplifying transfer; and places community college students onto the Associate Degree for Transfer pathway to increase their likelihood of transferring successfully. AB 1111 requires the 116 community colleges to adopt a common course numbering system that would be accessible and easy to understand for students. Read more