Reverse Transfer

  • Get recognized for your accomplishments and finish what you started!  Reverse transfer allows you to complete your PGCC Associate Degree after transferring.

    You may be like many college students who have earned academic credit from PGCC and transferred to a four-year college or university before receiving your Associate Degree. Now you have the opportunity to reverse transfer credits earned at your four-year institution toward your Associate Degree. Credits you earn at a four-year college or university are credited back to PGCC to fulfill your PGCC degree requirements. Transferring credit from a four-year institution does not interfere with the progress you are making toward your bachelor's degree. Instead, you will have your academic credits count towards both degrees.

    Why is an associate degree important?

    An associate degree is a significant, marketable academic achievement that can help you gain an edge in today’s competitive workforce with a credential that is valued by employers, internship coordinators, and graduate schools. Students who finish an associate degree are more likely to earn a bachelor's degree.

    What are the requirements to be awarded an associate degree?

    • Meet all degree requirements 
    • Complete a minimum of 15 college level credits at PGCC 
    • Have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at PGCC and be in good academic and financial standing with the college  

    Why your Associate Degree matters. 

    Earning an Associate Degree is an important milestone in achieving academic, professional, and personal success. There are many benefits to earning an Associate Degree even if you intend to transfer. 

    • Associate Degrees are in demand with more jobs expected to require two-year degrees than any other credential. 
    • The Associate Degree is a marketable credential for your resume and an important milestone in your education. 
    • Employers value the Associate Degree as evidence of your commitment to expanding your knowledge and achieving your educational goals. 
    • An Associate Degree can help you land a better job while completing your bachelor's degree. 
    • Statistics shows that students seeking four-year degrees who earn an Associate Degree before transferring are more likely to finish their Bachelor’s. 
    • Completing an Associate Degree can make your transfer application more competitive. 


    What is the process for a reverse transfer?  

    You can start the process bsending PGCC your official college transcripts and we will review all of your college coursework and see how it applies toward an associate degree.  If you have transferred to an institution not listed below, that's OK! Review the requirements for an Associate Degree listed above and forward your transcript to PGCC!

    Partner institutions 

    Bowie State University 

    University of Maryland University College  

    University of Maryland College Park  

    University of Maryland Baltimore County  

    Salisbury State University  

    Towson State University  


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