Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) participates in the Reverse Transfer Program. Reverse Transfer allows students to complete their Associate’s Degree at NACC by the reverse transfer of college credits from other two and four year institutions. Each student’s credits will be evaluated to see if the combined credits meet the degree and graduation requirements.
There is no cost for awarding of the degree. However, students that wish to receive a printed diploma or to participate in graduation ceremonies must pay required fees.
REVERSE TRANSFER PROCESS
Reverse Transfer Specialist:
All paperwork for the associate degree will be completed by the Reverse Transfer Specialist. Any questions may be directed to the reverse transfer specialist at email@example.com or call 256-228-6001, ext. 2207.
Reverse Transfer Frequently Asked Questions
What is “reverse transfer"?
Reverse transfer is the process of transferring university credits back to a community college to fulfill associate’s degree requirements. For students who have attended NACC and transferred to a university without first completing an associate degree, coursework can be transferred backwards (or in reverse) from a participating university.
Am I eligible for Reverse Transfer?
Reverse Transfer applies to students who do not yet have an associate degree and meet the following criteria:
Each student’s credits will be evaluated to see if the combined credits meet the degree and graduation requirements.
Do students need to complete at least 25% of the degree-applicable credit hours in total (at any number of community colleges) or is it 25% at one community college?
A student must complete 25% of the degree-applicable credit hours at NACC.
Would the credit hours counted for the 25% need to be college-level courses?
Yes. These courses cannot be developmental/remedial or non-degree qualifying electives. These courses must be degree-applicable credits.
What does the Reverse Transfer process cost?
If your university participates in the National Student Clearinghouse Reverse Transfer process and you meet the eligibility criteria, your university will exchange your transcript information through the National Student Clearinghouse free of charge. If your university does not participate, you may be required to pay for an official transcript. If you wish to receive a printed diploma or to participate in graduation ceremonies there may be a cost. Please contact the Reverse Transfer Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
I am already enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program—why should I get my associate degree?
Who do I contact if I have questions about the Reverse Transfer Initiative?
Please contact the Reverse Transfer Specialist at email@example.com.
Do I have to participate in reverse transfer?
No. However, before you make that decision, please review the benefits and consult with your academic advisor.
Must I participant in graduation at NACC?
No. If you would like to participate in the associate degree graduation ceremonies, you can, but it is not required. You are encouraged to participate in the ceremonies to mark this important milestone in your academic career; however, if you do not attend graduation, your diploma will be mailed to you.
What if I want to participate in graduation?
Participating in commencement would necessitate that you purchase a cap and gown. The Dean of Instruction’s Office can provide information about graduation ceremonies and cap and gown purchases, please contact Angie Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Do I have to re-enroll at Northeast?
No. The reverse transfer process does not require you to re-enroll at NACC. The aim of Reverse Transfer is for you to use what you already have completed towards an associate degree.
What if I left NACC many years ago before starting back at a university?
You are still eligible to participate.
What degrees can be obtained through Reverse Transfer?
Typical degrees include the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, the Associate in Science (AS) degree, or the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The degree awarded is dependent upon the student’s coursework completed to date. Your transcripts will be reviewed by a Reverse Transfer Specialist to determine which degree best matches the courses you have completed.
Is an associate’s degree obtained through Reverse Transfer different from any other associate’s degree?
No. Typical degrees include the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, the Associate in Science (AS) degree, and the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, dependent upon the student’s coursework to date.
What if I did not complete all the required course work for my associate’s degree?
Like any other associate’s degree candidate, students must fulfill all of the degree competencies and requirements. Students lacking degree requirements would not be awarded an associate’s degree but would have the opportunity to complete any remaining associate’s degree requirements should they choose to do so.
Will earning an associate’s degree impact my eligibility for financial aid, scholarships, and/or military benefits?
Earning an associate’s degree will not impact your eligibility for state or federal financial aid or military education benefits while you are enrolled at a university and pursuing a bachelor’s degree. If you are receiving private scholarship money, please check with the awarding organization to ensure that earning an associate’s degree will not render you ineligible for your specific scholarship.
What if I have outstanding fees at my current or previous college?
A student must be in good financial standing at both the participating community college and the university in order to take part in the reverse transfer. Students are strongly encouraged to resolve outstanding fees at current or previous institution(s) to ensure consideration for an associate’s degree.