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New Transfer Procedures Help Community College Students

Posted on | January 15, 2010 | Comments Off on New Transfer Procedures Help Community College Students

Two new procedural changes designed to better serve students who transfer between the two year and four year campuses will be implemented in spring 2010. A new automatic admission and reverse transfer procedure aims to improve degree attainment in the state and allow the campuses to work together to help students achieve their academic goals.

The admission standards at UH remain unchanged, but these procedural changes will expedite a student’s ability to enroll and to finish a degree program. Automatic admission will admit a graduate from one of the seven community colleges to one of the three baccalaureate campuses. For community college students who transfer before receiving a degree, reverse transfer will lead to a credit review to determine if they have earned their associate’s degree.

“The younger generations in Hawaiʻi (25 to 34 year olds) are not as well educated as the older generations (35 to 44, and 45 to 54 year olds),” says Linda Johnsrud, vice president for academic planning and policy. “Reversing this trend is critical to the future of Hawaiʻi, and these initiatives will help increase the number of educated citizens in the state.”

Read the news release.