WSCC signs reverse transfer agreement with WMU

November 7, 2013

wscc logoVICTORY TWP.  – Students who have attended West Shore Community College and transferred to Western Michigan University prior to earning a degree, can now receive their associate degree while continuing their studies at the University.

WMU President John M. Dunn and WSCC President Charles T. Dillon recently signed the reverse transfer agreement allowing WSCC students, who have transferred to WMU, the opportunity to combine credits earned at both institutions and receive an associate degree.

The agreement is designed to increase student retention and degree completion at both the community college and university level.

“West Shore Community College and Western are committed to student success,” said Dillon. “The reverse transfer agreement will help increase the number of students in our state with degrees, while providing those students with an additional credential that can be taken to the job market.”

“This initiative is all about our students,” says Dunn. “This agreement is another way of signaling that our focus is always on our students’ needs, and our commitment is to do whatever we can to maximize their current and future options.”

The agreement applies to WSCC students who have completed at least 32 credits, but who transferred to WMU before earning an associate degree. Students who have transferred and qualify will be notified and a University transcript will be sent to WSCC for review to confirm they have completed the requirements for an associate degree.

The agreement with WMU is the sixth reverse transfer partnership WSCC has established with four-year institutions across Michigan. Agreements have already been signed with Grand Valley State University, Lake Superior State University, Ferris State University, Davenport University, and Central Michigan University.

For more information about the program, contact WSCC’s Office of Student Services at 231-843-5510.

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