Good news for students at Northwestern Michigan College. It's now going to be easier for students to earn their Associate's Degrees, even if they move on to four-year universities before completing requirements.
Thursday, Tim Nelson, NMC President, met with representatives from NMC's eight university center partners to sign reverse transfer agreements. These agreements allow students to transfer credits they earn from a four-year university back to NMC, allowing them to complete requirements for their NMC Associate's Degree or certificate.
"Technically we can do it with any institution, this signing ceremony shows us agreements that make it fast, seamless and automatic," said Marguerite Cotto, Vice President of Lifelong & Professional Learning. "The universities will return the information to us, we'll contact you and say, 'do you know you finished your Associate's degree while you were at your four-year school.'"
University officials say studies show that students who complete their Associate's degree are more likely to pursue and complete a Bachelor's degree.