CASC and NSU Enter into Reverse Transfer Agreement
and Renew Commitment to Seamless Transfer from CASC to NSU
Carl Albert State College and Northeastern State University officials met at the NSU-Tahlequah campus to sign a Reverse Transfer Agreement that will be very beneficial for area students. CASC President Garry M. Ivey and NSU President Steve Turner also recently renewed their commitment to the Two Plus Two Articulation agreements in place that allow CASC graduates to transfer seamlessly to NSU.
President Ivey stated, “With the Two Plus Two agreements in place, Carl Albert graduates are assured that their course work at CASC transfers smoothly into their selected bachelor’s program at NSU. These agreements have been in place for quite some time, but we want to reiterate the importance of the agreements as our students plan their educational path following graduation at Carl Albert.”
The Two Plus Two Articulation Agreements confirm the policy of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education that states if a student decides to transfer to any public Oklahoma four-year university with an associate in arts or associate in science degree (two-year degrees) from another Oklahoma public college, the associate degree will satisfy all freshman and sophomore general education requirements at the four-year university.
Mr. Ivey explained that the agreement between CASC and NSU to assist one another regarding reverse transfers is an exciting opportunity for students. “We encourage our students to graduate with their associate’s degree so they can seamlessly transfer. However, if for some reason they transfer before they have the necessary classes to graduate with an associate’s, this agreement allows students who started at CASC but left early to earn their CASC degree at the same time they are taking courses at NSU. Even though they are taking the remaining hours at NSU and not at CASC, we can award the degree as soon as the required courses are successfully completed.”
An associate’s degree as well as other degrees earned can help open doors as students enter the work force. Both institutions will work within confidentiality requirements under the FERPA Act to assist students with the reverse transfer. NSU will provide a list to CASC of all former Carl Albert students who have transferred to NSU since the previous semester. CASC staff will then have an opportunity to contact these students with the purpose of explaining this agreement and see if they are interested in participating.
“We are committed to student success,” said President Turner. “The piece that is most critical is the parallel program. We want it to be a seamless process both here to there and back.”
President Ivey stated his appreciation to Dr. Turner and his team for working with Carl Albert State College on these agreements that make earning degrees more accessible than ever for area students.
For information about these agreements, contact the CASC Enrollment Center at 918-647-1393.