Did you begin your college career at Northeast Alabama Community College, transfer to a four-year school, and never received your associate degree from NACC? If so, the reverse transfer program may be right for you. Reverse transfer allows students to transfer course work from their two-year or four-year official transcripts back to NACC with the goal of completing associate degree requirements.
By applying credits earned at a two-year or four-year college and receiving the associate degree, students can increase earning potential and have a tangible milestone in their quest to earning a bachelor's degree. According to a 2011 report from Georgetown University, an associate degree nets graduates $180,000 more during their lifetime than those with just some college.
The program through which this process works is called Reverse Transfer. The reverse transfer program was created in Alabama through a partnership between the Alabama Community College System and colleges and universities in the state. “This is an excellent program,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “This day and age, having that associate degree on your resume is a very positive thing, even if the student did obtain their baccalaureate degree after attending Northeast. This is the Age of Credentials as far as jobs and careers are concerned, and the more credentials a person has the better position they are in to advance in or obtain that job they want.”
NACC personnel themselves who during their college careers transferred are securing the associate degree. For example, Mr. Chad Gorham, Director of Extended Day/Distance Education at Northeast, has used reverse transfer to obtain the associate degree. Mr. Gorham, as many former students at Northeast have done, attended Northeast for basic courses then completed his baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution. This summer through reverse transfer Mr. Gorham applied his credits and was able to add an associate degree from Northeast to his record.
There is no fee to participate in reverse transfer and be awarded the degree, although the former student may need to pay a minimal fee to have their four-year college send Northeast their transcript. Also, individuals who would like a paper copy of the degree and/or would like to participate in the commencement exercise will be charged normal fees.
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