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Walsh College Becomes First Private College to Sign a Reverse Transfer Agreement with Schoolcraft College

Walsh College has become the first private college to sign a reverse transfer agreement (RTA) with Schoolcraft College, a community college in Livonia, Mich. It enables students to earn their associate degree credential while pursuing a higher-level business or information technology degree at Walsh College.

The RTA facilitates transfer of credits from Walsh College back to Schoolcraft, allowing students to meet the requirements required for a Schoolcraft associate degree, helping them earn an additional academic credential.

Previously, some students transferred from Schoolcraft to Walsh with an appropriate number of credits but prior to fulfilling requirements for an associate degree. Now, eligible students can earn credit for the associate degree while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Walsh.

With the RTA, eligible students can graduate with both an associate degree from Schoolcraft and a bachelor’s degree from Walsh College, if requirements are met.

The agreement is the second RTA signed by Walsh College. It became the first private institution in Michigan to sign one with Macomb Community College in 2014.

“Both Walsh and Schoolcraft share a commitment to student success and achievement. This agreement strengthens that important relationship by preparing business students with quality academic programs,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College. “It benefits both of our schools.”

Dr. Conway Jeffress, president, Schoolcraft College, added, “This kind cooperation speaks well to the future of higher education in our region and to our roles in providing it. We are pleased to partner with Walsh on an agreement which focuses squarely on students.”

Bergeron and Dr. Jeffress inked the agreement in a signing ceremony at Schoolcraft on Tuesday, June 2.

Walsh and Schoolcraft have agreed to maintain the integrity of their separate programs and enter the agreement as equal partners.

Under the agreement, both schools have agreed to establish appropriate criteria to identify eligible students, share student information in compliance with guidelines, develop a method to track participation and results, and document administrative elements supporting the initiative.

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