‘Reverse transfer’ grant announcement

10-10-2012

Denver – Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia today announced the Colorado Department of Higher Education will receive $450,000 to help implement “reverse transfer” policies between the state’s public institutions of higher education as part of a statewide initiative.

The “Credit When It’s Due: Recognizing the Value of the Quality Associate Degree” initiative is designed to encourage partnerships between community colleges and universities to significantly expand programs that award associate degrees to transfer students when the student completes the requirements for the associate degree while pursuing a bachelor’s degree. This approach is commonly known as “reverse back” or “reverse transfer.” The Colorado Department of Higher Education, with support from College-In-Colorado, is partnering with the Colorado Community College System, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of Colorado-Denver as well as Colorado State University-Pueblo.

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