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Reverse Transfer of Credit

What is Reverse Transfer of Credit?  

If you transfer to another college or university before completing your associate degree at City Colleges of Chicago, you can still earn an associate degree through Reverse Transfer of Credit. Students who transfer to a college or four-year university can transfer back the credits they have earned to satisfy their remaining associate degree requirements at CCC.  

   

Why Complete an Associate Degree After Transferring?  


• It demonstrates a marketable credential on your resume
• It increases your internship and employment opportunities
• It demonstrates your academic skillset and scholastic achievements
• It illustrates your ability to plan, to persevere, and to achieve your goals 
• It helps you reach an important milestone in your academic and career path

   

Reverse Transfer of Credit Process  


For students who previously attended City Colleges of Chicago and transferred to another college before completing an Associate Degree at CCC:


1. Submit official transcripts from all institutions you have attended outside of City Colleges of Chicago, if you have not already done so. Official transcripts must be submitted for a transfer credit evaluation to the Office of the Registrar & Records at any of the seven City Colleges.

2. Once an evaluation of transfer credit is conducted, and the transferable credits are posted to your CCC student record, you can meet with a college advisor to help you assess if any degree requirements remain and help determine degree eligibility at CCC.  

 

For New Students to City Colleges of Chicago:  


1. Submit all official college transcripts from the institution(s) you previously attended, during the admissions process at CCC.
2. After you are admitted to CCC, and enroll, you must provide consent to participate in Reverse Transfer of Credit. You may provide consent by logging into your CCC student portal, and updating your Student Preferences to indicate you would be interested in Reverse Transfer of Credit in the future.
3. If you do not complete an Associate Degree at CCC, a staff member will follow up to work with you and help you retrieve your official transcripts from the next college or university you enroll at.   

For Returning Students to City Colleges of Chicago:  


1. Ensure you have submitted all official college transcripts from the institution(s) you previously attended before enrolling at CCC. If you have not submitted official college transcripts, it is important that you do so for your transfer credit to be accepted and applied towards your associate degree requirements.
2. As you enroll for the semester, log into your CCC student portal, and update your Student Preferences to indicate you would be interested in Reverse Transfer of Credit in the future.
3. If you do not complete an Associate Degree at CCC, a staff member will follow up to work with you and help you retrieve your official transcripts from the next college or university you enroll at.   


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is Reverse Transfer of Credit?

Reverse Transfer of Credit (RTC) provides the opportunity for students who took classes at City Colleges of Chicago but transferred to another college or university before completing their degree at CCC, to transfer back the earned credits they have received at another institution. Reverse Transfer of Credit is not for students who are currently enrolled at City Colleges of Chicago.  

What are the credit hour requirements to participate in Reverse Transfer of Credit?  


1. A student must fulfill the degree residency requirement at CCC. This means each student must have completed at least 15 college level credits towards an associate degree at City Colleges of Chicago.
2. In addition, each student must have completed at least 45 credits of additional coursework to participate. In total, each participant must have earned at least 60 credit hours of college level coursework to be considered for an associate degree at CCC.


Are there any costs to participate?


The institution you transferred to normally will charge a transcript fee to send an official transcript back to City Colleges of Chicago. Please note, some colleges and universities provide free transcripts for the sole purpose of Reverse Transfer of Credit. You may find out more information at the college you attend within the Office of the Registrar.


Are students guaranteed a degree from City Colleges of Chicago?


No. City Colleges of Chicago will evaluate the course work you completed at CCC, along with the transfer credit you have earned at another college or university, and then determine if the associate degree requirements have been met. City Colleges of Chicago will notify you accordingly if you qualify for an associate degree based on the total credits you have earned.