The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree (AAS), commonly referred to as the Direct Transfer Agreement, (DTA) is designed primarily for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university. The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree requires completion of a minimum of 90 credits in courses numbered 100 and above within specified general distribution requirements and is accepted as fulfillment of the general liberal arts requirements by Washington State four-year institutions. Students intending to transfer should consult with an advisor or transfer specialist, since some colleges may have differences in degree requirements. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 is required for completion of the degree. Early contact with the admissions officer of the transfer institution will help ensure that entrance requirements for specific majors are completed.