Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Lewis and Clark Community College have established a reverse transfer agreement, an expansion of the institutions’ partnership to continue to help SIUE students who transfer from LCCC to transfer credits back to LCCC.
Such transfers enable students to gain an associate’s degree from Lewis and Clark, as well as the baccalaureate degree they seek from SIUE.
The program helps LCCC document degree completions at the community college level and assists the student in adding a higher education credential.
To be eligible for the program, currently enrolled SIUE students, who transferred from LCCC prior to receiving their associate degree, must have a minimum of 31 credit hours from LCCC and have completed 30 credit hours at SIUE.
These students will be identified and encouraged to opt into the Reverse Transfer Credit Program. SIUE will then transfer their SIUE credit to LCCC to determine if the courses will satisfy the remaining requirements for completion of an associate’s. If so, SIUE will waive the student’s general education requirements.
“SIUE continues to provide students a smooth transfer process and strengthen its relationship with LCCC and the community served by both institutions,” said Patrick Sears, SIUE assistant egistrar for transfer and degree evaluation. “The Reverse Transfer Credit Program serves to increase credentials for LCCC transfer students by enhancing their academic portfolios, keeping them motivated on their way toward the completion of their bachelor’s, and increasing their employability both during and after the completion of their baccalaureate degree from SIUE.”
SIUE’s Reverse Transfer Credit Program with LCCC took effect in November 2016. Qualifying students will be contacted via email. For more information, visit siue.edu/transfer/programs.