Tennessee community college transfers to receive help getting degrees

Thursday, January 9, 2014

In an effort to boost college graduation rates, Tennessee universities have rolled out a new plan to help students who transfer out of community colleges get the associate degrees they may still lack.

Under a “reverse transfer” program unveiled Tuesday, Tennessee community college students who transfer to four-year colleges in this state without completing their degree will next year have a chance to finish what they started.

The state currently lacks a system for students who transfer from community colleges to receive an associate degree after they arrive at their new four-year school. The new program, though, would allow students to collect that degree credential when requirements are met in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

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