Tennessee Reverse Transfer
What is Tennessee Reverse Transfer?
Some students transfer to four-year universities before completing their associate degree. Reverse Transfer is a process that allows a student who completed more than 25 percent of the required college level credits for an associate degree at a participating Tennessee two-year institution and transferred to a participating Tennessee four-year institution to combine college credits from both institutions and apply them toward an associate degree. Tennessee Reverse Transfer is a way for you to receive the associate degree you may have earned since your transfer. It’s value added to your education!
Through Reverse Transfer, students who meet associate degree requirements, or who are close to meeting those requirements, will be contacted by their 4-year institution and provided an opportunity have completed credits evaluated for an associate degree. Students must agree to share their two- and four-year transcript information and transcripts between those institutions to determine if they are eligible for an associate degree. There is no cost to the student!
Why is finalizing the associate degree important?
Finishing a college degree is always important. Students who transfer prior to completing all the requirements for the associate degree may find an associate degree beneficial. An associate degree is seen as a valuable job-seeking credential for undergraduate students working their way through college.
An associate degree is also useful in obtaining a summer job--employers view a degree holder as somone who can "get the job done".
Life happens. At any time something unanticipated could happen and school is interrupted. An associates degree can be the edge needed when facing the job market unexpectedly.
At this time, students can only choose to participate in Tennessee Reverse Transfer by opting-in through the email “invitation” that is sent to their 4-year email address. The instructions to opt-in/participate are included in the email. Unfortunately, it is not possible to opt-in through this website.