Source: Molly McGaughey, 785-532-6250, mollymc@k-state.edu
Photos available: http://www.k-state.edu/media/images/aug12/sewardreverse.jpg
and http://www.k-state.edu/media/images/aug12/sewardreverse2.jpg
Photo cutline, both photos: From left: Duane Dunn, president of Seward County Community College; Sue Maes, dean of the Division of Continuing Education at Kansas State University; and Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students at Kansas State University, make a reverse transfer agreement between both schools official.
News release prepared by: Greg Tammen, 785-532-4486, gtammen@k-state.edu

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

University, Seward County Community College increase degree flexibility with reverse transfer agreement

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University and Seward County Community College are making it easier for students to transfer their earned credit hours at the university toward completing their community college degree.

Pat Bosco, Kansas State University's vice president for student life and dean of students, and Duane Dunn, president of Seward County Community College, signed the reverse transfer agreement Sept. 4 on the university's campus.

Under the agreement, students enrolled at Kansas State University who previously attended Seward County Community College or who are currently enrolled at the community college are able to transfer a minimum of 45 credit hours to the university. Additionally, students who are currently enrolled at the university are able to transfer their course credits from the university to Seward County Community College to complete an associate degree from the school.

The agreement takes effect this semester.

"Working with students to help them meet their educational needs is a proud part of K-State's heritage," Bosco said. "We're thrilled that we're able to provide even more opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals."

The agreement gives qualified students added flexibility and convenience in their degree options, Bosco said. The result is a seamless way for students living in Seward County to obtain their associate degree.

In addition to the reverse transfer agreement, the university makes it easy for students enrolled at Seward County Community College to turn their associate degree in business administration into a bachelor's degree in general business administration through 2+2 agreements between both schools. The agreements make it possible for students to take courses for two years at Seward County Community College and then complete the remaining two years of course work through the university's online distance education programs.