Becoming a Student

University Transfer

Start Your Bachelor's Degree at GateWay Community College

Take advantage of quality instructors, lower tuition, small class sizes and university credit transfer. Starting your bachelor's degree at GateWay saves you money and makes sense! Explore some of our transfer pathways below.

The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) is designed for students planning to transfer to one of Arizona's three state universities (Arizona State University, University of Arizona, or Northern Arizona University) consisting of a block of 35 required credits that satisfy general curriculum requirements. These credits may be applied to the graduation requirements for many university majors.


AGEC Concentration Options

Depending on your major, you will complete one of three AGEC blocks.

  • AGEC - A is for students who want to study liberal arts when they transfer to the university.  Examples: English, History, Religion, Philosophy, Communications
  • AGEC - B is for students who want to study business when they transfer to the university.  Examples: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing 
  • AGEC - S  is for students who want to study programs that require more rigorous math and science when they transfer to the university. Examples: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering 

Use the Course Equivalency Guide from the AZ Course Applicability System to determine the exact transferability of courses offered.

Associate Degrees for Transfer

GateWay offers two-year AA, AS and ABus degrees that transfer in full to Arizona's public universities.

  • Associate in Arts (AA)
  • Associate in Science (AS)
  • Associate in Business (ABus)

The appropriate AGEC transfer block is built into these degrees. The AA, AS and ABus degrees generally provide the core classes needed to obtain a bachelor's degree.

Associate in General Studies (AGS)

The AGS degree is designed for students with flexible goals in education. Most credits are transferable and we strongly recommend consulting with an advisor about the specifics of transferability in:

  • Communication
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Education
  • Family & Human Development
  • Language
  • Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • International/Inter-cultural Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

Associate in Business (ABus)

This degree is designed for Business Majors planning to transfer to ASU, NAU or the U of A. An Associate in Business General Requirements (ABus GR) requires 62-63 semester credits for the program of study.

This degree transfers as a block without loss of credit to AZ public universities. All semester credits used to satisfy the ABus GR will apply to university graduation requirements of the university major.

Special requirements apply for students planning to become Accounting or CIS Majors. See an advisor for details.

Request Transfer Pathways Information

University Transfer Resources

General Studies Course Equivalency Guide 
Transfer Articulation
Transfer Center
Transfer Partners
NAU Jack's Path

Requesting Transcripts

You are now able to request a single transcript report no matter how many Maricopa Community Colleges you have attended. Rather than having to request transcripts from each institution you attended, you are now able to place the request for official or unofficial transcripts from one place. For more information, visit