If you are eligible, you can receive a first associate’s degree that accurately reflects your educational accomplishments and allows you to compete more successfully in higher education and the workforce. You’ll earn your associate’s degree even as you continue to work toward a bachelor’s degree or other certification or credential.
If you have transferred to IUP, you can benefit from Reverse Transfer agreements that have been established between all Pennsylvania Community Colleges and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
Students who begin their post-secondary education at a community college in Pennsylvania must have earned at least 45 credits, including those earned through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Credit by Exam, and the military before transferring to IUP, where they must have earned at least 15 additional credits, excluding remedial and developmental credits.
IUP will notify students of their eligibility and next steps via university email.
The community college will review the eligible student’s transcripts and make that determination. It will use upper-level courses to fulfill the community college’s degree requirements when applicable. It also may determine if a student is eligible for an associate’s degree in a program other than the intended program of study, based on courses completed at IUP.
Read more about the statewide reverse transfer agreement at the Pennsylvania State System website.