Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Reverse Transfer Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important for me to participate in the reverse transfer program?
Participating in the reverse transfer program gives you an additional credential, strengthens your resume and gives you an edge in the workforce by having earned a recognized degree. Achieving this milestone en route to a bachelor's degree demonstrates your commitment to success and encourages further degree acquisition. It also allows for the freedom of early transfer, particularly in academic disciplines that encourage expedient pathways to the university, such as engineering, music and studio arts.

How much of the Associate of Arts degree must be completed at the community college in order to receive the degree through reverse transfer?
At least 16 transferrable credit hours required to earn the Associate of Arts degree must have been completed at the community college from which you are seeking the degree.

Are there fees required to participate in the reverse transfer program?
Depending on the individual community college and university policies, there may be fees required. Contact the registrar's office at both institutions.

Can I transfer credits back to an institution I have not attended?
No. You must have attended and completed at least 16 transferrable credit hours required at the community college from which you are seeking the degree to earn the Associate of Arts degree.

Who determines if the credits earned meet the requirements for earning the associate degree?
The registrar at the community college will evaluate your transcripts from both the community college and university and determine if you have met the requirements to earn the Associate of Arts degree from that institution.

Where do I send the transcript?
You submit a request to the registrar at the university to have your transcript sent to the registrar at the community college. Please make the university aware that you are asking for your transcript to be sent to be evaluated for reverse transfer, not to be admitted.

How will the registrar notify me if I have met the requirements to earn a degree through reverse transfer?
The policies of each community college establish how you will be notified. Contact the registrar at the community college for additional information. By giving the university permission to share your academic record with the community college, your transcript and most recent contact information on file at the university will be shared with the community college. If any information has changed, please notify the university and community college registrar.

Once the registrar has notified me that I have met the requirements to earn the degree through the reverse transfer process, how do I receive my diploma?
The policies of each community college establish if and how you will receive a diploma. Contact the registrar at the community college for additional information.

Contact Information

Audra Love Kimble
Associate Executive Director for Academic and Student Affairs
Mississippi Community College Board
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
601.432.6391

Casey Turnage, Ph.D.
Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road, Suite 912
Jackson, MS 39211
601.432.6458