Kishwaukee College and Rockford University (RU) are pleased to announce the completion of The Memorandum of Agreement for Reverse Transfer Credit Articulation. The agreement allows former Kish students who earned at least 20 credit hours at Kish and now attend RU to reverse transfer credit toward an associate degree at Kish. The agreement went into effect September 17.
“Thank you to Rockford University for helping students complete their credential at Kishwaukee College,” stated Dr. Laurie Borowicz, president of Kish. “The new transfer agreement is a clear benefit to students, and we are very pleased to offer this option to help students achieve their educational goals.”
For students who transfer to a university prior to completing their community college degree, reverse transfer agreements give them the opportunity to transfer credits earned at the transfer institution back to the community college in order to fulfill the requirements of an associate degree. By having a valued credential such as the associate degree, students may qualify for higher pay at their current employer or may have an advantage on the job market while still continuing their undergraduate education at the transfer institution.
“Rockford University is proud of the strong partnership that is developing with Kishwaukee College,” said Mike Quinn, interim vice president for Enrollment Management at Rockford University. “We believe that students and families should find their best path to a college education. This reverse transfer agreement between Kishwaukee College and Rockford University ensures that the path will be seamless and offer maximum value for students.”