and The Reverse Transfer Program is a process where academic credits for course work completed at another community college or university are transferred back to Gateway Community and Technical College to satisfy associate degree requirements. Some students transfer into four-year universities before completing their associate’s degree at the community college where they started. Through the Reverse Transfer Program, these students’ achievements are recognized with an associate’s degree after they have transferred to another two-year or four-year school and have accumulated enough credits to fulfill the two-year degree requirements.
What are the BENEFITS TO ME?
The associate’s degree is a marketable credential for your resume and an important milestone in your education. The associate’s degree is greatly valued by employers as evidence of your hard work and commitment to achieving your educational goals and expanding your knowledge. The associate degree can make a difference in your long-term professional growth and career success:
- Earning an associate’s degree or certificate provides an additional credential that makes you more competitive when applying for jobs and scholarships.
- The associate’s degree can provide better job opportunities while completing your bachelor’s degree.
- Students who earn an associate’s degree create a faster way and more efficient track to bachelor’s degree achievement.
- The associate’s degree is the nation’s fastest growing work credential; employers recognize its value when recruiting and hiring.
Are you ELIGIBLE?
- You must have earned a minimum of 20 credit hours applicable toward a degree at Gateway.
- Not have had an associate degree previously awarded.
- Be a student currently in good standing at NKU and formerly in good standing at Gateway.
- Earned at least 60 total hours (including transfer work) at NKU.
- Completed an application for Reverse Transfer that includes authorization for the exchange of all application and academic information between NKU and Gateway.
How do I PARTICIPATE?
The Gateway2NKU Reverse Transfer Program 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 Gateway, so please fill out the two forms below and turn them into the Reverse Transfer Coordinator.
NKU students will automatically be notified of the reverse transfer program when they have met the following criteria:
- Have earned a total of 90 semester college credit hours.
- Have earned at least 20 semester college credit hours from Gateway.
- Have earned at least 15 semester college credit hours from NKU.
- Transferred to NKU with Gateway indicated on transcripts as the home school.
- Be in “good standing” at both NKU and Gateway.
Students can initiate the reverse transfer review process prior to notification by NKU by completing the Reverse Transfer Application form.
What are the DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION?
The deadlines for completing the application and transcript request forms and submitting them to the Reverse Transfer Coordinator are:
Do you have QUESTIONS?
Get your answers from the NKU Reverse Transfer Coordinator or by checking our FAQ page.
Reverse Transfer Coordinator Contact Information:
Kelsey Bevins, Assistant Director Transfer Services