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What is Reverse Transfer?

Reverse Transfer is the process of retroactively granting associate degrees to students who have not completed the requirements of an associate degree before they transferred from a Kansas community college or technical college to a Kansas public university. 

Within the first year, students who transfer coursework from a community college or technical college to a public university will be notified if they are eligible to be considered for Reverse Transfer.  Eligible students must have completed 45 credit hours at one or more public community colleges or technical colleges in Kansas and must consent to the release of their academic records.  Academic records will be evaluated for degree completion and degrees will be conferred based upon a satisfactory evaluation.  

Why do Reverse Transfer?

A college degree is key to economic opportunity.  Research shows that on average, people with more education make more money than those with less.  Associate degree holders average about $200,000 more over a lifetime than individuals with some college but no degree, while bachelor’s degree holders average over $720,000 more. 

The associate degree represents an educational achievement, a credential for career advancement, and a building block to additional academic accomplishments.  Further, research shows that students who earn the associate degree via reverse transfer are more likely to continue their education and complete a bachelor’s degree. 

Kansas Board of Regents Reverse Transfer Policy
  • Systemwide Reverse Transfer Communication Plan is available here (pdf).
  • Systemwide Reverse Transfer procedures are available here (pdf).
  • Systemwide Reverse Transfer institutional contacts are available here(pdf).
Reverse Transfer NSC Webinar - July 2, 2024,  9:00am - 10:00am  

The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) provided an overview and in-depth review of the reverse transfer process. They demonstrated the foundational processes of how 2-year and 4-year institutions could utilize the service. The Clearinghouse ensured there was time for all participants' burning questions.




Reverse Transfer Associate Degrees Awarded 2019-202(pdf)
Reverse Transfer Student Opt-ins 2019-2023 (pdf)
June 2024 BAASC Reverse Transfer Report (pdf)