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What is Reverse Transfer?

Reverse transfer is the process of awarding an associate degree after a student transfers to a four-year institution and completes degree requirements.  Florida’s Statewide Reverse Transfer Articulation Agreement facilitates seamless articulation of student credit and provides for reverse transfer. 

Why should I get an associate degree?

  • Increase your earning potential
  • Boost your resume
  • Advance your career
  • Improve your eligibility for a promotion
  • Achieve an accomplishment

Who is eligible for reverse transfer?

Students who have not yet earned an AA or Bachelor’s degree and are currently enrolled at a state university and who:

  • Earned more than 30 hours of college credit at Florida Gateway College
  • Earned at least 60 hours of total college credit
  • Transferred from FGC before earning the AA degree
  • Completed all general education, college-level communication and computation, civic literacy, and foreign language competency requirements
  • Maintained good academic standing at the state university and FGC
  • Cleared all financial obligations at the state university and FGC
  • Consented to allow the state university to transmit the necessary information to FGC
  • Completed all other Associate in Arts degree graduation requirements at FGC

How does reverse transfer work?

  • Student attends FGC and completes 30 or more credit hours before transferring to a state university
  • Student completes remaining Associate in Arts degree requirements while attending the university
  • University notifies the student they are eligible for their AA degree from FGC
  • Student requests a degree audit and awarding of their AA degree from FGC through their university
  • The university notifies FGC about the student and transmits the student’s transcript to FGC
  • FGC evaluates the transcript and notifies the student of their degree status

Which Florida universities participate in reverse transfer?

  • Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Polytechnic University
  • Florida State University
  • New College of Florida
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of North Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of West Florida

What do I do if I believe I am eligible for reverse transfer?

Your university should contact you to begin the reverse transfer process.  Contact your university advisor or graduation office for details.  Institution contacts are available on the Florida Department of Education’s Reverse Transfer website. You may also opt-in below.

Reverse Transfer Opt-In Form


By completing this form, I authorize Florida Gateway College to review my educational record to determine completion eligibility for the Associate in Arts degree. If eligible, I authorize Florida Gateway College to award the Associate in Arts degree through the Reverse Transfer process. I further authorize the request or release of official transcripts to the institution named above, as applicable.
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What if I don’t meet all eligibility criteria of the Statewide Reverse Transfer process?

You may still be eligible for an associate degree at FGC by transferring credit for courses completed at an accredited college or university, or through an accelerated method like AP or CLEP exams.  Contact an academic advisor at FGC or email.