Two-year colleges

What is the purpose of reverse transfer?

One mission of the Colorado Department of Higher Education is increasing the number of postsecondary credentials earned by students to meet anticipated workforce needs. Two years ago, Metropolitan State University of Denver began its reverse transfer pilot and has awarded 40 degrees as of September 2013.

In 2012, state lawmakers approved Senate Bill 12-45, creating a statewide reverse transfer program. The Colorado reverse transfer project, dubbed Degree Within Reach, will be fully implemented over the next two years.

Implementing Reverse Transfer

Implementing reverse transfer at the community college level will primarily be handled by the Colorado Community College System and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. However, trainings and information sessions will be available to those advising transfer and reverse transfer students.

Please visit this list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding implementation policy for more information.

Participating Community Colleges

Arapahoe Community College
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Community College of Aurora
Community College of Denver
Front Range Community College
Lamar Community College
Morgan Community College
Northeastern Junior College
Otero Junior College
Pikes Peak Community College
Pueblo Community College
Red Rocks Community College
Trinidad State Community College

Participating Four-Year Colleges and Universities

Colorado State University
Colorado State University – Global Campus
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Regis University
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Colorado Denver
Western State Colorado University

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