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NJIT partners with National Student Clearinghouse

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New Jersey community college students who transfer to the New Jersey Institute of Technology before earning a degree or certificate will find it easier to receive a credential retroactively under a new alliance between NJIT and the National Student Clearinghouse.

The initiative, known as Reverse Transfer, has the potential to help thousands of New Jersey students earn their associate degree. Through Reverse Transfer, four- or two-year institutions can securely send course and grade information to any two-year institution from which a student has transferred. Eligible students will be awarded an associate degree.

New Jersey higher education institutions are required to enter into an operational reverse transfer agreement by Sept. 1.

The partnership, which utilizes the Clearinghouse’s Reverse Transfer service, is expected to boost college completion rates and to generate a significant increase in the number of community college credentials awarded.

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David Hutter

David Hutter

David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at dhutter@njbiz.com.

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