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Missouri Reverse Transfer

What is Missouri Reverse Transfer?
The process of allowing college students or former college students who have completed credits for an associate’s degree to receive that degree even if they have transferred to a different college or university, or stopped out of higher education altogether. Missouri has moved forward with a statewide policy to help more Missourians earn degrees. Find more detailed information on Missouri Reverse Transfer at the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.

In preparation for a statewide implementation in Fall 2014, the Missouri Reverse Transfer program is in the pilot phase with the following institutional partners:

Four Year Instituion Two Year Institution
Columbia College Moberly Area Community College
Missouri Western State University Metropolitan Community College
Missouri Western State University North Central Missouri College
Missouri State University Ozarks Technical Community College
Northwest Missouri State University Metropolitan Community College
University of Missouri-Columbia Moberly Area Community College
University of Missouri- St. Louis St. Louis Community College


If you are currently attending one of these four year institutions as a new transfer student Fall 2013 having transferred from their listed two year partner, you are eligible to participate in this pilot program currently underway. All other students will be eligible to participate starting Fall 2014.

What are the benefits?

  • Earn your Associates Degree while pursuing your bachelor’s degree
  • Possible Career Advancement with earned associate degrees
  • Qualify for More Jobs
  • A degree can help you earn more money
  • Possibly meet general education requirements at your four-year transfer institution

Are you eligible?
You must have earned a minimum of 15 credit hours at a single two-year institution to be eligible for a reverse transfer degree. Students are not eligible for the program if they currently possess an associate degree or higher.

How does Missouri State University help you with Missouri Reverse Transfer?
Missouri State will work with students to help send transcripts to our partner two-year institutions in order to facilitate the reverse transfer process.

View a list of participating two-year colleges and contact information

Do you have questions? 
Get your answers from your campus Reverse Transfer Coordinator or through our FAQ.

What do you need to do to participate in Reverse Transfer?
Missouri Reverse Transfer is set up so that you as the student do not have to do a lot of work. We want this to be seamless and easy. You will need to give us permission to share your transcripts with your two-year college so please fill out this form and turn it into the Reverse Transfer Coordinator.

Missouri State University Reverse Transfer Coordinator Contact Information
Dixie Williams
Reverse Transfer Coordinator
Assistant Director of Admissions - Transfer Coordinator

Request more information about Missouri Reverse Transfer