Within the USG, it is common for students to transfer out of associate degree institutions prior to completing the requirements for the degree. In some cases, students will be successful in earning bachelor's degrees. In many cases, however, students will not complete their bachelor’s degrees, and will become part of the group of adults with "some college, no degree," even though they may have met the requirements for associate degrees. To achieve the project goal of increasing the number of associate degrees awarded through reverse transfer of credit, multiple layered strategies are necessary.
Strategies to achieve this include:
Identify the population of students who may be eligible for awarding of associate degrees via reverse transfer of credit:
Make students aware of the possibility of getting an associate degree after leaving the associate degree institution via:
Gain student permission to exchange academic information for the purpose of awarding associate degrees:
A policy brief on on Reverse Transfer/Associate Degree You Deserve was posted in August 2016 on the