The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
What is reverse transfer?
For those who are not familiar with reverse transfer, if
students have earned credits at an associate degree-granting
institution (two-year) and transferred to another institution
(typically a four-year bachelor's institution), they can send
earned college credits back to the associate degree-granting
institution to be evaluated for a possible degree.
What are the benefits of earning an associate degree
through reverse transfer?
There are many benefits for students who earn their associate
degree through reverse transfer. For starters, an associate degree
provides students with a recognized and meaningful credential that
can increase their potential for getting a job and for earning a raise. Studies show that completing
an associate degree yields on average approximately $4,600 to
$7,200 per annum in extra earnings compared to entering college but
not completing an award. In addition, the research shows some
states realize an increase of 5-18 percent in bachelor degrees at
the state level, indicating that a student who gets a degree
because of reverse transfer is more likely to stay and complete
his/her bachelor's degree.
What requirements do students need to get a reverse
transfer degree from CCAC?
How long can a student be out of school and still earn a
reverse transfer degree?
Typically, CCAC will evaluate transcripts for reverse transfer
within 5 years of the last attendance date at CCAC. Exceptions may
be made, dependent on transfer credit evaluation for specific
How do I apply for a degree via Reverse
Contact the Registrar at your four-year school to request that
your student records be submitted to CCAC for an evaluation for
Follow the links below for regional colleges that have
agreements with the Community College of Allegheny
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you
have additional questions regarding Reverse Transfer at CCAC.