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Reverse Transfer


Reverse transfer is the process for awarding an associate's degree to students who begin their education at NWACC but then transfer to another institution and simultaneously complete their associate's degree requirements while working toward bachelor's degree requirements.

Reverse Transfer Universites 

Universities and Colleges that currently identify former NWACC students who are eligible for "reverse transfer" are:

  • University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • Drury College

Who is Eligible to Apply for "Reverse Transfer"?

Eligible students must complete at least fifteen college credits at NWACC. The awarding of the associate's degree once you've transferred will then depend upon the courses you take/credits you earn at your four-year institution. You will be awarded a degree by NWACC if your combined credits satisfy the degree requirements needed to graduate.

How Much Does it Cost?

NWACC does not charge you when you apply for your degree as part of the "reverse transfer" process. Your transfer institution may charge you a transcript fee, but this is not always the case. Of course, you will incur more charges should you need additional courses to complete your associate's degree.

Which Associate's Degree am I Elegible For?

You should make plans to meet with your NWACC academic advisor if you are unsure which degree you are eligible to earn through "reverse transfer."

Can I Take the Courses I have Left at my University or Must I Return to NWACC?

You do not have to return to NWACC to complete courses if you can take them at your transfer institution. However, those courses must be transferable and applicable to the associate's degree. Again, to eliminate any confusion and uncertainty, make an appointment to see your advisor.

If I Earn my Associate's Degree Through "Reverse Transfer" Can I Still Participate in NWACC's Commencement Ceremony?

Yes, earning your degree is a major accomplishment. When you meet the requirements for graduation, you will receive an invitation to participate along with details of the event.

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