Alexander City – Troy University and Central Alabama Community College officials signed an agreement that would enable transfer students to complete their associate’s degree while pursuing their bachelor’s degree.
The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former Central Alabama Community College students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to CACC for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from Central Alabama, will have earned at least three semester credit hours from Troy University, and will be in good standing at both institutions.
Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, said there are currently nearly 200 former Central Alabama Community College students enrolled at TROY, and that today’s agreement will provide further opportunities for CACC students.
“If we keep our focus on the students, then we will make decisions that are in the public’s best interest, and this agreement today is certainly a sound decision,” Dr. Hawkins said. “Reverse transfer also enhances the State of Alabama by creating more degree holders. We are excited about this partnership and it truly will make a difference in the lives of our students.”
Dr. Susan Burrow, CACC President, said agreements such as the one signed today are important to the success of students.
“One of the key components to the success of our students is the ability for them to successfully transfer and continue their education,” Dr. Burrow said. “We are proud today to be able to sign this agreement and bring this opportunity to our students. And, we are excited about the opportunity to send our students on to Troy University.”
Dr. Mark Heinrich, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, expressed his gratitude to Dr. Hawkins and Troy University for the institution’s leadership in partnering with the two-year system.
“Make no mistake about it, what we do here today is about our students,” Dr. Heinrich said. “Students should be at the center of everything that we do, and we are grateful to Dr. Hawkins and Troy University for their willingness to work with the Community College System through partnerships like the one we sign today.”
The agreement with CACC is the latest of several such partnerships for TROY. Agreements have been previously entered with Southern Union State Community College, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Wallace Community College, Enterprise State Community College , Chattahoochee Valley Community College and Trenholm State Community College.