The process of allowing college students or former college students who have completed credits for an associate’s degree to receive that degree even if they have transferred to a different college or university, or stopped out of higher education altogether.

Missouri has moved forward with a statewide policy to help more Missourians earn degrees.

In preparation for a statewide implementation in Fall 2014, the Missouri Reverse Transfer program is in  the pilot phase with the following institutional partners:

Four Year Instituion Two Year Institution
Columbia  College Moberly Area Community College
Missouri Western State University Metropolitan Community College
Missouri Western State University North Central Missouri College
Missouri State University Ozarks Technical Community College
Northwest Missouri State University Metropolitan Community College
University of Missouri-Columbia Moberly Area Community College
University of Missouri- St. Louis St. Louis Community College

If you are currently attending one of these four year institutions as a new transfer student Fall 2013 having  transferred from their listed two year partner, you are eligible to participate in this pilot program currently underway.  All other students will be eligible to participate starting Fall 2014.

For more detailed information on Missouri Reverse Transfer take a look at the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.

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What are the BENEFITS?

  • Earn your Associates Degree while pursuing your bachelor’s degree
  • Possible Career Advancement with earned associate degrees
  • Qualify for More Jobs
  • A degree can help you earn more money
  • Possibly meet general education requirements at your 4 year transfer institution

You must have earned a minimum of 15 credit hours at a single two-year institution to be eligible for a reverse transfer degree. Students are not eligible for the program if they currently possess an associate degree or higher.

How does the University of Missouri - St. Louis help you with Reverse Transfer?
UMSL will work with students to help send transcripts to our partner 2 year institutions in order to facilitate the reverse transfer process.

Do you have questions? 
Get your answers from the UMSL Reverse Transfer Coordinator or through our FAQ.

University of Missouri - St. Louis Reverse Transfer Coordinator Contact Information
Melissa Hattman
Director, Community College Relations
(314) 516-5708

What do you need to do to participate in Reverse Transfer?
Missouri Reverse Transfer is set up so that you as the student do not have to do a lot of work.  We want this to be seamless and easy. You will need to give us permission to share your transcripts with your 2 year college so please fill out this form and turn it into the Reverse Transfer Coordinator.