Statewide Reverse Transfer

Transfer and Articulation

Statewide Reverse Transfer

February 2020


Statewide reverse transfer: Requires all public institutions to implement the process of retroactively granting an associate degree to students who had not completed the requirements of an associate degree before they transferred to a four-year institution.
 

Yes/No Description Citation
Alabama Yes Has a memorandum of understanding by and between the Alabama Community College System colleges and universities within the state of Alabama who elect to participate in the exchange of information providing seamless transfer process for students meeting criteria for the completion of their approved associate degree. Memorandum of Understanding
Alaska No Does not have reverse transfer policy.
Arizona No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Arkansas No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
California No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Colorado Yes Colorado Commission of Higher Education will collaborate with the boards of public two-year and four-year institutions to develop the reverse transfer process. To qualify, students must have completed at least 15 credits at a two-year institutional and 70 credits between the two- and four-year institution. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 23-1-131
Connecticut No Does not have reverse transfer policy.
Delaware No Does not have reverse transfer policy.
Florida Yes Students at state universities may request associate in arts certificates if they have successfully completed the minimum requirements for the degree. The university must grant the student an associate in arts degree if the student has successfully completed minimum requirements for college-level communication and computation skills and 60 academic semester hours. Fla. Stat. § 1007.25
Georgia No Institutions do use reverse transfer but it is not set in legislation or board policy.
Hawaii Yes A student who is currently enrolled in a four-year campus within the University of Hawaii System and has successfully completed all program requirements for an associate degree will be notified of the achievement and once verified will be noted on the student's academic record. UH System Policy
Idaho No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Illinois No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Indiana No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Iowa Yes The community colleges and puplic four-year institutions have an agreement providing pathways for reverse transfer. The agreement is a partnership between the Board of Regents and Iowa's public universities and collaborating with community colleges. Students can obtain a degree, diploma or certification. Reverse Credit Transfer Agreement
Kansas Yes The institutions must work together with the System Council of Presidents and System Council of Chief Academic Officers to develop a reverse transfer process. The process and agreements must provide a mechanism for students transferring credits to participate and should include the opportunity for a student to opt-out. Guidelines should be created to decide which transferring institution will award the credential if the student transferred from more than one institution. Board Policy Ch. 3 Section 3
Kentucky No Does not have reverse transfer policy.
Louisiana Yes Four-year colleges and universities and community colleges are authorized and encouraged to enter into reverse articulation or reverse transfer agreements to facilitate the transfer of academic credits earned by a student while enrolled in the four-year back to a community college to award an associate degree. La. Stat. Ann. § 17:3161.1
Maine Yes A student who transfers to a University of Maine System institution who earned credits from a campus of the Maine Community College System, but did not earn an associate of arts degree, after fulfilling the requirements may be awarded an associate of arts degree either by the university or the system. The university and the system must work collaboratively to develop a procedure to enable reporting these students as having completed degrees. Session Law Ch. 368
Maryland Yes The Commission must develop and implement a statewide reverse transfer agreement where at least 30 credits a student earns at a public institution toward a bachelor's degree are transferable to any community college toward an associate's degree. Md. Stat. Tit. 11 § 207
Massachusetts No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Michigan Yes Community colleges must work with public universities to implement statewide reverse transfer agreements to increase the number of students awarded credentials of value upon completion of required credits. The agreements must enable students who have earned a significant number of credits at a community college and transferred to a four-year institution before completing a degree to transfer the credits earned at the four-year back to the community college to be awarded a credential of value. M.C.A.A. § 388.1810d
Minnesota No The Minnesota State University system does have reverse transfer in place however, their program does not include the U of M system. The U of M system has a memorandum of agreement with community colleges.
Mississippi Yes Have an agreement between the community colleges and all public universities to process reverse transfers. Students must earn at least 16 credits from a single MCCB college, earn at least 62 credits combined from MCCB and an IHL university, be in good financial standing at the IHL, and agree to allow the IHL university to automatically provide his/her transcript to a MCCB college. Mississippi Community College Board Policy
Missouri Yes The coordinating board must develop a policy to foster reverse transfer for any student who has accumulated enough hours in combination with at least one public institution in Missouri that offers an associate degree and one public four-year institution in the prescribed courses to meet the institution's requirements to be awarded the associate degree. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 173.005 Section 8
Montana No Does not have reverse transfer policy.
Nebraska No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Nevada Yes Reverse transfer is a degree-completion opportunity for students who started at a community college and transferred to a four-year NSHE institution before completion of an associate degree. Course credits may be transferred from the university or college to the community college to meet the requirements of an associate degree. Board of Regents Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 18
New Hampshire No Does not have reverse transfer policy.
New Jersey Yes Each institution shall establish and enter into a collective statewide reverse transfer agreement. A student enrolled in a four-year institutions who accumulated a total of 66 credits between a county college and a four-year institution may be awarded an associate degree by the county college. NJ Rev Stat § 18A:62-46.1
New Mexico No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
New York No The state university and city university systems each provide reverse transfer within their systems.
North Carolina No However, there is a collaborative effort between North Carolina's Community Colleges and the University of North Carolina's 16 institutions. Students must have completed 16 college-level credits at a community college that can apply toward a degree. All 16 or more credits must be earned at one community college. Must earn a total of 60 credits between the institutions that meet associate of arts degree requirements.
North Dakota No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Ohio Yes Credit When It's Due provides opportunity for students with prior college credit to be awarded an associate degree or certificate by applying credit earned before and/or after they began enrollment in a degree or certificate program. Participating institutions collaborate to exchange the academic records of eligible students with the associate degree-granting institution. Board Policy D.2.k.
Oklahoma No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Oregon Yes The Transfer Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities includes a process by which a community college can award an associate degree to a student upon completion of the required credits, regardless of whether the student applied to receive the degree or whether the student earned the credits for the degree at a community college or a state institution of higher education. Or. Rev. Stat. § 341.430
Pennsylvania No However, all 14 community colleges and 14 State System universities signed a statewide reverse transfer agreement that will allow students who have earned at least 60 total credits to apply for an associate's degree form the community college where they started.
Rhode Island Yes Students who attend the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island may qualify for the conferral of the associate degree or certificate from the Community College of Rhode Island through the reverse transfer policy if they meet eligibility requirements. RIGL § 16-59-4
South Carolina No Does not have reverse transfer policy.
South Dakota No Does not have reverse transfer policy.
Tennessee Yes The community colleges of the Board of Regents System are authorized and encouraged to enter into reverse articulation or reverse transfer agreements with the universities of the Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee systems and with private institutions that are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The universities of the Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee systems are authorized and encouraged to enter into reverse articulation or reverse transfer agreements with the community colleges of the Board of Regents system. Tenn. Code. Ann. § 49-7-150
Texas Yes Policy applies to students enrolled in a general academic teaching institution who transferred from a lower-division institution, earned at least 30 credits before transfer, earned a cumulative total of at least 66 credit hours between the two institutions and has not submitted a signed consent form for reverse transfer. The teaching institution must contact these students via email or other methods to request authorization for the institution to release their academic course, grade and credit information to each lower-division institution the student previously attended to determine if the student has earned the credits required for an associate degree. If a student meets all requirements they are awarded an associate degree from the lower-division institution. Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 61-833
Utah No However, in 2013 the Utah State Board of Regents adopted a Completion Resolution to encourage implementation of five key strategies including exploring feasibility of implementing reverse transfer/stackable credentials.
Vermont No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Virginia No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.
Washington Yes Each state university, regional university, and state college jointly with the state board for community and technical colleges shall develop plans for facilitating the reverse transfer of academic credits from an institution to a community or technical college. The plan must include a policy allowing eligible students to transfer credits back to a community or technical college and procedures for notifying eligible students of their eligibility for participation in the program. Session Law Ch. 19
West Virginia Yes Establishes the process by which a student may be awarded an associate degree which was begun at a West Virginia public institution offering an associate degree but was completed through a West Virginia public four-year college or university. Student must have successfully completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at the two-year institution. All WV public higher education institutions must participate. Procedural Rule 133-60
Wisconsin Yes Reverse transfer is intended for students who transfer from one associate degree granting UW institution to another UW System institution without completing the associate's degree. UW colleges may enter into cooperating agreements with other UW institutions, but not required. Students must have earned at least 36 credits at UW Colleges. UW System Administrative Policy 135
Wyoming No Does not have reverse transfer policy.
Puerto Rico No Does not have reverse transfer policy.

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