Reverse Transfer-Earn your Associate Degree!

What is Reverse transfer?

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!

What are the benefits of earning your Associate Degree?

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 Georgia Highlands toward an associate degree, your hours earned will still apply toward your undergraduate degree.
• The number one reason is that you may have already earned an associate degree!

Who is eligible?

Students must have earned a minimum of 18 hours residency requirements at GHC.

How do students earn a Reverse Transfer degree?

Send your transcript from your four year institution back to Georgia Highlands.
Fill out the free application for graduation.
There is no cost to you.
We’ll do the rest!


For more information about the Georgia Highlands Reverse Transfer program, please contact Sherri Beideck at

Reverse Transfer Graduation Application

Reverse Transfer Application