Avila and MCC partner on reverse transfer agreement

Avila University and MCC have entered into a five-year agreement that will allow students who transfer to Avila from MCC prior to achieving their associate’s degree the opportunity to complete that degree while working toward a bachelor’s degree at Avila.

Under the agreement, which is referred to as a reverse transfer agreement, students at Avila may transfer course credits earned at Avila to MCC for the purpose of completing requirements for an associate’s degree.

“Avila’s relationship with MCC continues to focus on student outcomes,” said Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., Avila University president. “Both institutions are dedicated to providing top-notch academic programs and to building quality working relationships that allow students within this community an opportunity to achieve the degree they desire.”

To take advantage of this agreement, an MCC student must have completed a minimum of 42 credit hours at 100-level or above. Once those requirements are met, MCC will treat hours submitted for reverse transfer as if they were hours earned at MCC. Avila will send transcript coursework to MCC at no cost to the student and provide periodic academic advising to MCC students interested in the program.

“This agreement represents an important way Avila and MCC are helping students be successful,” said Mark James, MCC chancellor. “We know that credentials are particularly important in today’s economy, and this opportunity helps students gain recognition for the academic work they have already completed through the awarding of an associate in arts or associate in science degree while on their way to a baccalaureate goal.”

The agreement is effective at the start of the fall 2012 semester.