Students who have enrolled and been awarded a reverse degree have benefited greatly from this stackable credential.UofL reports only a six percent stop out rate of students who have earned their degree. Alongside national data collected by the Lumina Foundation, this suggests that reverse degree students are more likely to persist to graduation and obtain a bachelor’s degree. Individual students have also reported receiving raises, discounts, and other benefits upon obtaining their reverse degree.
My first focus on RETRO was to make it more inviting to students and advisors by improving on existing materials and creating new ones. After rewriting the e-mail communications, editing the online application form, and producing branded marketing materials, I believe that RETRO is more approachable than it has ever been before. Working with registrars, advisors, and transfer specialists, JCTC has been able to improve communication and cooperation, making RETRO more efficient and less time intensive. And through relationships with schools such as Spalding, NKU, IUS and others, RETRO gets bigger and more effective every year.
Though my year of service will soon come to an end, JCTC is committed to refining and expanding the program every semester. As more students' lives are improved by this opportunity, as more colleges and universities partner together to improve the commonwealth, the successes of Reverse Transfer can only grow. These successes will benefit the students, the colleges, the universities, and the community as a whole.
Interested in obtaining a Reverse Transfer degree or what to learn more? Visit http://www.jefferson.kctcs.edu/en/Current_Students/Records_Office/Reverse-Transfer.aspx