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Reverse transfer collaboration opportunities

Two- and four-year institutions can share data for mutual benefits
University Business, November 2013

As more higher ed institutions develop reverse-transfer agreements, these partnerships “offer great opportunities for the institutions to share data” for mutual benefits, says Dennis Day, vice president for student success and engagement at Johnson County Community College in Kansas.

Here are two ways such collaborative information sharing can benefit both two-year and four-year institutions, as well as students:

  • Community colleges can provide universities with more access to students who plan to eventually attend a four-year institution. Giving universities more access to these students can aid in their eventual transfer and completion, Day says.
  • Universities can readily share information concerning transfer students’ completion of general education requirements and promote the opportunity for the student to participate in a reverse transfer, Day says, “resulting in a completion at the community college.”