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"An opportunity like this never would have come available to me if I had not taken the program in the Sault College/LSSU International Division," Hornblower said. "My employer was very impressed with the fact that I not only had a degree in computer networking, but the hands-on knowledge, as well. This is the main reason that I was hired."

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Reverse Transfer

President McLain signs the reverse transfer agreement

NEW AGREEMENT -- Presidents of five colleges and universities in Northern Michigan signed an agreement that will streamline degree-granting for community college students who go on to earn more credits at a four-year college or university. Pictured here signing the "reverse transfer" agreement are, l-r, Dr. Cameron Brunet-Koch, president of North Central Michigan College; Dr. Thomas Quinn, president of Kirtland Community College; Dr. Tony McLain, president of LSSU; Dr. David Eisler, president of Ferris State University; and Dr. Olin Joynton, president of Alpena Community College. (Photo courtesy of NCMC)

What is "reverse transfer"?

The "reverse transfer agreement" creates a process whereby students who transfer from a community college to a university can be awarded a community college associate's degree with the help of credits earned at the university.

Community colleges offer a number of associate's degree programs that encompass the basic courses for a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university. Some community college students are well on their way to earning an associate's degree when they transfer to a university. The reverse transfer agreement provides a way for transfer students to receive an associate's degree when the necessary requirements are met so as to more fully represent their academic success.

"It's important that all students who enter the university system receive the degrees they've earned, whether it's at the university or the community college," said LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth. "We're happy to be able to work with our community college partners to ensure that credits earned at LSSU can be used (transferred back) to provide students with their well-deserved associate's degrees and to have those degrees awarded by the community college."

For more information see our news releases on the topic: http://www.lssu.edu/whats_new/articles.php?articleid=2435 and https://www.lssu.edu/whats_new/articles.php?articleid=2270

How do I get Started?

Students may be able to use credits earned at the University to fulfill outstanding associate degree requirements at their previous community college. Eligibility will depend on the residency and program requirements at the community college and students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor for more information, or the contact listed below. To request an LSSU transcript be sent to the community college, please click on the community college link below.

Community College Partners

  • Alpena Community College
    Lori Dziesinski, Registrar
    665 Johnson Street
    Alpena, MI 49707
    Email: dziesinl@alpenacc.edu
    Phone: 989-358-7353


  • Bay de Noc Community College
    Rebecca (Becky) Landenberger, Degree Completion Specialist
    2001 North Lincoln Road
    Escanaba, MI 49829
    Email: becky.landenberger@baycollege.edu
    Phone: 906-217-4266


  • Bay Mills Community College
    Sherri Schofield, Registrar
    12214 W Lakeshore Drive
    Brimley, MI 49715


  • Gogebic Community College
    Jeanne Graham
    E4946 Jackson Road
    Ironwood, MI 49938


  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    Michael McCall, Registrar
    PO Box 4070
    6767 West O Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI 49003
    Email: records@kvcc.edu
    Phone: 259-488-4207


  • Kirtland Community College
    Michelle Vyskocil, Dean of Student Services/Registrar
    10775 N St. Helen Road
    Roscommon, MI 48653
    Email: michelle.vyskocil@kirtland.edu
    Phone: 989-275-5000, ext. 248


  • North Central Michigan College
    Renee DeYoung, Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar
    1515 Howard Street
    Petoskey, MI 49770
    Email: rdeyoung@ncmich.edu
    Phone: 231-439-6347


  • Northwestern Michigan College
    Carol Taberski, Registrar
    1701 E Front Street
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    Email: ctaberski@nmc.edu
    Phone: 231-995-1058


  • West Shore Community College
    Jill Sweet, Registrar and Institutional Research
    3000 N Stiles Road
    Scottville, MI 49454
    Email: jmsweet@westshore.edu
    Phone: 231-843-5918

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