Many community colleges across the country have transfer agreements with four-year schools
, which allow students to easily transfer credits from the community college level and apply them toward a four-year degree program. Now, a whole new type of program is cropping up among two and four-year schools from coast to coast. Instead of transferring credits from community colleges to universities, schools are now allowing agreeing to reverse transfers
, which allow students to take credits from their four-year institution and apply them to their community college degree.
The Reverse Transfer System is Introduced
While transfers to four-year schools provide clear benefits and a subsequent rise in popularity, the assurance of transferring credits from the university level to the local community college creates a more complex array of advantages. This process is a relatively new one that is just beginning to be introduced in college systems nationwide.
Many students who begin their college work at a community college move to a four-year institution before completing their associate degree
. While credits may transfer to the four-year school, the student is left without a degree to underscore the work they put into their first college efforts. Until the bachelor’s degree is finished – which may take many more years of education – the student has little to show for his time, effort and money.
At the same time, community colleges are forced to report dismal completion rates
– in some cases possibly affecting their ability to receive funding. However, many of these students
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