Reverse Transfer

About Reverse Transfer

Did you transfer to Grand Valley before you finished your associate’s degree? Reverse Transfer can help you finish.

Grand Valley State University is excited to partner with community colleges in Michigan in an effort to increase degree completion. Reverse transfer allows students to increase their credentials by earning their associate's degree while pursuing a bachelor’s degree program at Grand Valley State University. It ensures that they receive all available credentials enhancing their subsequent opportunities in the workforce.

The Associate’s Degree: A Valuable Credential

As a Grand Valley student working toward your bachelor’s degree, you may ask, ‘Why worry about my associate’s degree?’ To employers, an associate’s degree is a valuable credential, an attention-getting addition to your résumé that can make you stand out in the applicant pool. It shows you have what it takes to be successful and reach your goals, and it could help you get job-based experience applicable to your later career and education while you’re completing your Grand Valley degree. And because the evaluation is based on Grand Valley credit you’ve already earned, you may be able to have your associate’s degree with no additional cost or time commitment.

How Do I apply for Reverse Transfer?

With your approval, Grand Valley will send a copy of your GVSU transcript to your community college. Your community college will then evaluate your Grand Valley coursework for transfer credit to see if it will fulfill any of your outstanding associate’s degree requirements. Just fill out the Reverse Transfer Form for your school. Send or bring it to the Allendale (150 Student Services) or Pew Campus (115C DeVos Center) Registrar's Office, and you’re on your way!

Each community college has different requirements for reverse transfer. Find your community college below to determine the minimum number of community college and Grand Valley credits required to complete your associate's degree. Click on the name of your college to access the transfer agreement form.

Community College

Community College Credits

GVSU Credits

Alpena

45

15

Bay

45

12

Delta

24

38

Glen Oaks

16

46

Gogebic

45

15

Grand Rapids

25

15

Henry Ford

20

35

Jackson

24

36

Kalamazoo Valley

15

15

Kellogg

45

15

Kirtland

45

15

Lake Michigan

45

15

Lansing

15

15

Macomb

30

15

Mid Michigan

15

30

Monroe

45

12

Montcalm

15

30

Mott

45

24

Muskegon

30

20

North Central

16

34

Northwestern

16

34

Oakland

40

35

Schoolcraft

45

0

Southwestern

32

0

St. Clair

18

1

Washtenaw

45

15

Wayne County

45

15

West Shore

32

20



Page last modified October 22, 2018