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What is Reverse Transfer?
Some students transfer from a community college to Murray State University without completing an associate degree. Reverse Transfer is a process that allows certain qualified students to ‘reverse transfer’ their Murray State University credit back to their community college to apply them toward a possible associate degree credential.
What are the benefits to me?
Finishing a college degree is always important. Students who transfer prior to completing all the requirements for the associate degree may find an associate degree beneficial. An associate degree is seen as a valuable job-seeking credential for undergraduate students working their way through college.
An associate degree is also useful in obtaining a summer job--employers view a degree holder as someone who can "get the job done."
Life happens. At any time something unanticipated could happen and school is interrupted. An associate’s degree can be the edge needed when facing the job market unexpectedly.
It’s FREE and there is no risk – the hours earned at Murray State will apply appropriately toward both your associate and baccalaureate degrees. Not all MSU courses may apply to an associate degree.
Will I still be enrolled at Murray State University?
YES! Reverse Transfer does not affect your enrollment at Murray State. This process is for currently enrolled Murray State University students seeking their first baccalaureate degree.
How does the Reverse Transfer process work?
Students who qualify for an invitation must meet all of the following conditions:
- Currently enrolled Murray State University students
- Seeking their first baccalaureate degree
- Completed at least 60 cumulative hours between MSU and the community college
- Earned a minimum of 15 hours from the community college
- Have a minimum cumulative gpa of at least 2.00
What if I don't qualify yet?
What schools participate?
At this time, we have partnered with the following local community colleges:
- Henderson CC
- Hopkinsville CC
- Madisonville CC
- Owensboro CC
- West Kentucky CTC
Additional schools may be added in the future.
Is there a charge to participate?
How do I "sign up"?
Each Fall (early September) and Spring (early February) semester, an email invitation will be sent from Murray State University’s Office of the Registrar to currently enrolled students who meet the minimum qualifications. If you did not receive an email but are interested in this opportunity, send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email invitation will contain a link to a Reverse Transfer Degree Application. Students can only access this application by using their Murray State login credentials.
Is there a deadline to apply?
Am I guaranteed to earn an associate degree from my transfer school?
When will I receive my diploma and who will send it?
Can I participate in a commencement ceremony at my transfer school?
If I graduate with an associate degree, does that mean I cannot return to my associate degree granting school and take additional courses or pursue another degree there?
No. As long as you meet that school’s admission criteria and are eligible for admission, you may pursue additional coursework or degrees in the future.