Degree Within Reach

Degree Within Reach is the state of Colorado’s way of describing “reverse transfer,” a process which began in 2014 that allows students who have transferred from a Colorado community college to a Colorado university to combine credits from both institutions and apply them towards an associate’s degree.

If you are a transfer student, this means you can earn the associate’s degree you started at your community college while still working toward your bachelor’s degree. You could be eligible even if you recently left a four-year institution before earning a degree.

Eligibility

If you are eligible for reverse transfer, you will be contacted directly by UNC with instructions on how to participate.

You may be eligible for reverse transfer if:

  • You have completed 15 credit hours at a community college in Colorado;
  • You have a minimum of 70 credit hours, including coursework at one of the participating four-year institutions (see list below);
  • You transferred to that four-year institution since Summer 2012;
  • Your completed credit hours meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of General Studies, to be determined via a degree audit;
  • You have not requested that your data be withheld at either institution;
  • You have not already received an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Learn more by visiting the website at degreewithinreach.org.