Macomb Community College and Oakland University (OU) have signed an agreement to allow students to use credits earned at OU toward the awarding of an associate degree at Macomb. The agreement applies to students who have acquired 30 credits at Macomb and 35 degree credits at OU.
“This new reverse transfer agreement underscores Macomb’s focus on helping students successfully complete their degrees,” said James O. Sawyer, vice president and provost, Macomb Community College. “Research shows that transfer students who earn their associate degree are much more likely to persist and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree. In addition, the reverse transfer process provides students with an educational credential that is useful to employment while en route to their bachelor’s degree.”
At the conclusion of the Fall 2012 semester, OU will provide to Macomb a list of students who are either concurrently enrolled or transferred from Macomb and may be eligible to transfer credits back to Macomb for an associate degree. In Fall 2006, Macomb and Oakland introduced the first joint admission, concurrent enrollment program in Michigan, designed to take the concept of seamless transfer from community college to university to a new level and positively impact degree-completion rates.
About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to more than 50,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.
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