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Reverse Transfer

  • Reverse Transfer

    You may have already completed your associate degree and not even know it. If you transferred to a four-year college before graduating from SUNY Erie, you can still earn your associate degree through reverse transfer. Reverse Transfer is a process where academic credits for coursework completed at a four-year university are transferred back to your community college to satisfy associate degree requirements.

    What are the benefits of earning your associate degree?

    • The associate degree is a marketable credential for your resume and an important milestone in your education.
    • There are no costs or risks to you. Even though you are applying the credits you have earned from your four-year school toward an associate degree at your community college, you can continue to complete your bachelor’s degree too!
    • The associate degree is the nation’s fastest growing work credential; employers recognize its value when recruiting and hiring.
    • Students who earn an associate degree are more likely to complete their bachelors degree.

    What criteria is required to earn my associate degree?

    • Have completed 30+ credit hours at SUNY Erie
    • Have a total of 60 or more college credit hours from all colleges
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 at SUNY Erie and the four-year school you attended

    What is the cost?

    • There is no cost to you for the awarding of your associate degree through the reverse transfer process.

    What steps do I take to begin the process?

    • Complete the Reverse Transfer application and fax it to (716) 851-1272 or mail it to SUNY Erie, attention Reverse Transfer Office, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.
    • Request official transcripts from all colleges you attended (other than SUNY Erie) be sent to the Reverse Transfer Office.

    For more information, please contact the Reverse Transfer Office at (716) 270-4698 or email Becky Cammilleri at cammillerir@ecc.edu.

  • Need Help?

    Reverse Transfer

    Deborah Schmitt and Becky Cammilleri
    North Campus
    Room G110
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    P: (716) 270-4698
    F: (716) 851-1272
  • “It was very straight forward, and I am very thankful they (SUNY Erie) contacted me. My family is elated that I am able to have my degree.”
    Stephen Johnson, ’17