Degree Roadmaps and Degree Planning
Spouse Program students may request an official Degree Plan by:
- Enrolling into a Coastline course
- Submitting official transcripts from all colleges previously attended (military, college, CLEP/DSST/ECE)
- Filling out the Degree Plan Request Form.
Upon completion of the above steps, an official Degree Plan will be prepared and emailed to the student's Coastline email account. The process typically takes 3-4 weeks.
If you have not yet enrolled into a course and have questions about which course(s) to take, please email desired major and copies of transcripts to email@example.com for an unofficial degree plan.
Degree Plan Updates/Changes
If you have ordered additional transcripts to be included in your evaluation or you wish to change your major, please submit the Degree Progress Update Form. Updates may be requested once per year.
A: Coastline accepts credits for college level courses taken at regionally accredited colleges/universities.
A: Students in our Military Spouses Program may earn the Option II AA (Associate in Arts) degree. Although primarily designed as a career and technical degree for immediate use in the workplace, the degree also provides the academic foundation for transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution. It is always recommended that you check with the transferring institution. This degree option will earn a student an AA degree and all the general education courses taken in pursuit of this degree option should apply toward a 4-year degree. However, additional lower division coursework may be required before transferring as a junior. It is recommended that students seek the advice of a counselor from their intended transfer institution.
If you are interested in transferring to a Bachelor’s degree program within the State of California in the CSU or UC systems and would like to earn an Option II or Option III AA degree, please note that some of the courses necessary for these degrees are not available online and would have to be taken elsewhere and transferred in to Coastline.Further information regarding each of the three degree types and applicable courses can be found here.
Contact our advising staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details.
A: Coastline recognizes CLEP, DSST and Excelsior College examination programs and awards credit based on the subject area and the individual's test score. These test scores will count toward the Option I AA Degree. A maximum of 40 credit/semester hours can be awarded for all non-traditional course work, which includes such tests. Coastline accepts scores of 50 or higher for CLEP/DSST Exams (Level 2 Foreign Language tests may have a higher required minimum score). Excelsior College exams are accepted with a grade of C or better. You may view a chart of the exam credits we accept here (pdf)
A: Placement tests are recommended for students who plan to pursue a degree from Coastline, and they are required prior to enrollment in an English or Math class. Get more information about placement testing here.