Reverse Transfer


Reverse transfer is the process of allowing college students or former college students who have completed credits for an associate degree to receive that degree even if they have transferred to a different college or university, or stopped out of higher education altogether.

What are the BENEFITS?

  • Earn your associate degree while pursuing your bachelor’s degree
  • Possible career advancement by earning an associate degree
  • 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.

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.  All you need to do is give us permission to share your transcripts with your 2 year college so please fill out the Reverse Transfer Opt-In Form and submit it to the Student Service Center in Buescher Hall, your advisor, or email it to

How does East Central College help you with Reverse Transfer?

ECC will work with students to help send transcripts to our partner institutions in order to facilitate the reverse transfer process.

Do you have questions?  

Get your answers from your campus Reverse Transfer Coordinator or through our FAQ.

Are you a returning learner?

Here are other options for obtaining credit in a non-traditional way:


Credit By Exam, Military, or Prior Learning

For more detailed information on Missouri Reverse Transfer please see the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.

List of Participating Colleges and Reverse Transfer Coordinators