Earn your Associate Degree!

  • Reverse Transfer is a process where academic credits for course work completed at a four-year university are transferred back to your community college to satisfy associate degree requirements.  Some students transfer into 4-year universities before completing an associate degree at a community college, with a percentage of this group gaining a bachelor’s degree eventually through a combination of credits from both institutions. Through Reverse Transfer, a student’s achievements are recognized with an associate degree after they have transferred to a 4-year school and have accumulated the credits needed to fulfill the 2-year degree program requirements. It’s value added to your education!

  • The associate degree is a marketable credential for your résumé and an important milestone in your education. Employers value the associate degree as evidence of your commitment to expanding your knowledge and achieving your educational goals.  The associate degree can make a difference in your long-term success:

    • An associate degree can provide better job opportunities while completing your bachelor degree.
    • The associate degree is the nation’s fastest growing work credential; employers recognize its value when recruiting and hiring
    • Students who earn an associate degree are more likely to complete their bachelor degree.
    • There is no risk to you – even though you are applying the hours you have earned at UM-Dearborn toward an associate degree at your community college, your hours earned at UM-Dearborn will still apply appropriately toward your undergraduate degree.
  • The University of Michigan-Dearborn currently has Reverse Transfer Agreements with Henry Ford College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Macomb Community College, and Schoolcraft College. Under these partnership agreements, students attending UM-Dearborn could be granted an earned Associate Degree by combining credits from UM-Dearborn with the credits previously earned from these community colleges.  


    UM-Dearborn is committed to helping our students earn all available credentials as they pursue their career goals.  To this end, work is ongoing to forge agreements with other area community colleges.

  • Former Henry Ford College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Schoolcraft College Students:

    • Complete a Reverse Transfer Transcript Request Form.
      Once completed and signed, return the form by mail, fax, scan/email or deliver in person to Enrollment Services/Registration and Records. Using this transcript request form gives permission to UM-Dearborn to send your transcript, communicate with your community college regarding your coursework, and permits your community college to award your degree, if appropriate.

      You will be contacted by your community college with the results of your review.

    Former Macomb Community College Students:

    • Complete a Reverse Transfer Transcript Request Form
      Once completed and signed, return the form by mail, fax, scan/email or deliver in person to Enrollment Services/Registration and Records. Using this transcript request form gives permission to UM-Dearborn to send your transcript and communicate with Macomb Community College regarding your coursework.
    • Complete the Reverse Transfer Degree Application on the Macomb Community College site.  Once completed and signed, return the form by mail, fax, scan/email or deliver in person to:

    *Macomb Community College – Enrollment Services
    14500 E 12 Mile Rd
    Warren, MI 48808
    Fax: 586.226.4787 Attn: Letitia Kaiser
    Email: reversetransfer@macomb.edu

    *As a courtesy, the UM-Dearborn Enrollment Services/Registration and Records Office will include your signed Macomb Community College Degree Application along with your transcript if you submit the Degree Application along with the transcript request.

    You will be contacted by your community college with the results of your review.

  • If you have been recently enrolled at UM-Dearborn and transferred to UM-Dearborn from one of our partner community colleges, the Enrollment Services/Registration and Records Office will notify you via mail that you are eligible for review based on the criteria below for the potential awarding of your earned associate degree.
    The initial criteria are:

    Henry Ford Community College

    • 30+ credit hours earned at HFCC
    • 30+ credits earned at UM-Dearborn
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0 at UM-Dearborn

    Macomb Community College

    • 30+ credit hours earned at Macomb
    • 35+ credit hours earned at UM-Dearborn
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0 at UM-Dearborn

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College

    • 45+ credit hours earned at KVCC
    • 15+ credits earned at UM-Dearborn
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0 at UM-Dearborn

    Schoolcraft College

    • 40+ credit hours earned at Schoolcraft
    • 20+ credits earned at UM-Dearborn
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0 at UM-Dearborn

    * If you do not meet the criteria set forth above, but have a combination of credits earned that may meet the requirements to earn an associate degree at one of our partner community colleges, please follow “What steps do I take to begin the process?”.  Your records will be included in the review by your community college.

    If you attended other schools and have credits that may also be applicable toward a possible associate degree from one or our partner community colleges, please have those transcripts sent also.  See the Contact Information section below for the appropriate address to send transcripts.

  • No. The sending of the UM-Dearborn transcript to your community college does not guarantee the granting of a degree.  The courses you take at UM-Dearborn (or any other college or university) will be evaluated by your community college. The granting of the degree remains at the discretion of and is subject to the degree and residency requirements of the community college, which will be the degree-granting institution.

  • Yes. Contact your Community College for additional information.

  • University of Michigan-Dearborn

    Enrollment Services/Registration and Records

    313-583-6500
    313-593-5697 FAX

    To request UM-Dearborn transcripts for Reverse Transfer consideration, please use the Reverse Transfer Transcript Request form and forward to:

    Enrollment Services/Registration and Records
    1169 University Center
    4901 Evergreen Rd
    Dearborn, MI  48128-2406

    Henry Ford College **

    Holly Diamond, Registrar
    Enrollment Services
    5101 Evergreen Rd
    Dearborn, MI  48128

    Email: hadiamond@HFCC.edu
     

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College **

    Kelly Sparrow, Degree Auditor
    Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    6767 West O Ave
    PO Box 4070
    Kalamazoo, MI  49009-4070

     

    Macomb Community College **

    Enrollment Services
    14500 E 12 Mile Rd
    Warren, MI  48088
    Fax: 586-226-4787 Attn: Letitia Kaiser
    Email: reversetransfer@macomb.edu

    Schoolcraft College **

    Nicole Wilson-Fennell, Registrar
    Email:  nwilson@schooclraft.edu
    Phone 734-462-4400 ext. 5083
    Fax: 734.462.4553

    Laurie Kattuah-Snyder, Associate Dean of Advising and Partnerships
    Email: lsnyder@schoolcraft.edu
    Phone: 734-462-4400 ext. 5213
    Fax: 734-462-4522

    ** Transcripts from other schools or colleges intended for review by your community college for Reverse Transfer consideration should be sent to the contact name and address for your Community College.

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