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Reverse Transfer

Reverse transfer is a process that allows a student who completed a minimum of 15 hours at a participating Tennessee two-year institution and transferred to a participating Tennessee four-year institution to combine college credits from both institutions and apply them toward an associate’s degree.

Once a student has completed at least 60 total hours of college credit, he/she will be invited to “opt in” to reverse transfer. Students who opt in will then have their academic transcripts at both institutions evaluated to determine if the students have completed the requirements for an associate’s degree. If so, the associate’s degree is conferred as the students continue to work toward their bachelor’s degree.

This process is free and requires no additional input from the student besides opting in. Reverse transfer is a great fit for Volunteer Bridge students and a great way to get two degrees for the price of one!

For more information about the Tennessee Reverse Transfer initiative, visit