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Reverse Transfer


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


Reverse Transfer Universities 

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


Applying for Reverse Transfer

Eligible students must complete at least fifteen college credits at NWACC. The awarding of the associate 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.

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 degree.


Associate Degree Eligibility 

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.


Completing Courses

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 your associate degree. Again, to eliminate any confusion and uncertainty, make an appointment to see your advisor.


NWACC's Graduation Ceremony

If you earn your associate degree through reverse transfer, you can participate in NWACC's graduation ceremony. When you meet the requirements for graduation, you will receive an invitation to participate, along with details of the event.

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