Barton Community College, Kansas State University sign reverse transfer agreement
Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
GREAT BEND -- The typical educational journey often starts with a student earning a community college degree and then moving on to a four-year institution. In a progressive move, Barton Community College and Kansas State University have made it easier for students to transfer credits in the opposite direction.
The two schools have teamed up by signing a reverse transfer agreement that will allow students at Kansas State University to seamlessly transfer credit to Barton Community College with the goal of earning or completing an associate degree.
Both schools wish to provide all students with an easy path to their educational goal, regardless of how traditional or nontraditional that may be.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for a transfer student to easily transfer credits received from K-State back to Barton to complete their associate degree, said Penny Quinn, vice president of Barton. "For example, I see wonderful benefits for students who began at Barton, but for whatever reason, transferred to K-State prior to completing their degree. Reverse transfer makes it easy for these students to have their completed Barton associate degree in hand, which is much more impressive as they complete job applications or develop their resume."
Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students at Kansas State University, views the agreement as another way to positively impact students.
"Helping students meet their educational needs is a proud part of K-State's heritage," Bosco said. "We're thrilled that this agreement with Barton will allow even more students the opportunity to achieve their goals."