Reverse Transfer: Receive your Associate’s Degree from CCAC

In partnership with CCAC, Carlow University offers transfer students from CCAC the opportunity to participate in Reverse Transfer. 

How does it work?

CCAC students who transferred to Carlow prior to earning their associate's degrees may be able to use Carlow credits toward the degree. Your Carlow transcript is reviewed by CCAC to see what courses can be transferred back to CCAC. Credits from both schools are combined to fulfill the associate degree requirements at CCAC.

What are the qualifications?

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Carlow University.
  • Must have completed at least 30 credits at CCAC prior to transferring to Carlow.
  • Students seeking an Associate's Degree in Liberal Studies or General Studies at CCAC can qualify with only 21 credits.
  • Must have completed at least 12 credits at Carlow prior to applying for Reverse Transfer.

How to I apply?

Complete the Application for Reverse Transfer with CCAC and submit it to the Office of the Registrar at Carlow University. The application and unofficial transcript will be sent to CCAC for review. The total number of credits from both CCAC and Carlow University must satisfy the associate degree requirements at CCAC. CCAC makes all decisions regarding eligibility and completion of degree requirements.

What are the benefits of Reverse Transfer?

  • Reverse Transfer is an opportunity for you to earn an associate's degree without having to return to CCAC to complete coursework.
  • The additional credential showcases your high achievements.
  • You can increase your marketability and value to potential employers and/or graduate schools.
  • You can participate in CCAC's commencement ceremony after your degree is earned.

For additional questions or information, please contact us:

Carlow University Registrar's Office

Elizabeth McClintock, MFA

University Registrar




CCAC Registrar's Office

Diane Jacobs