Students Can Earn an Associate Degree Through Reverse Transfer at Atlantic Cape

MAYS LANDING – As a strategy to encourage student graduation, Atlantic Cape Community College offers a “reverse transfer” option in its Dual Degree Program with Stockton University. While most students in this program earn their associate degree, then seamlessly transfer to Stockton as juniors; some students transfer before earning their associate degree, and others do not earn enough credits to graduate from Stockton with a bachelor’s degree. One such student was Sindy Troche, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, who recently said, “My goal was to get my associate degree and then my bachelor’s, but sometimes things don’t go the way you want.” In Sindy’s case, she had earned 56 credits at Atlantic Cape and planned to take one more course in the summer of 2014 to earn her associate degree before transferring to Stockton for the fall 2014 semester. However, she was working full-time and could not devote the necessary time to coursework that summer, so she transferred without obtaining her degree. She began taking classes at Stockton and had been there for about a year when Wendy Gray, an Atlantic Cape program officer, contacted her and asked if she...

Read the full article here