Agreement will allow students to finish 2-year degree at UT-Austin
Austin Community College students can finish their associate degrees after transferring to the University of Texas of Austin under a recent agreement between the campuses.
It's a common practice for entering freshmen to begin their college careers at a community college before transferring, and ACC has one of the highest transfer rates to four-year area universities. About 43 percent plan to transfer. The new "reverse transfer" program will allow students to combine credits for coursework taken at ACC at UT-Austin, according to an announcement released Monday.
"This is a win for everyone – most importantly, for our students," ACC president Dr. Richard Rhodes said. "This agreement recognizes students' achievements and ensures timely awarding of a valuable credential to students who have earned it."
The agreement with UT will allow students to complete their associate degree requirements, even without graduating from the community college or UT. Students must earn 25 percent of their credit hours at ACC. The community college system is considering developing transfer agreements with other four-year universities.