You've worked hard at Amarillo College and beyond – so be sure to claim all the credentials you have earned!
Students who transfer to a university prior to completing their associate degree requirements can still graduate from Amarillo College and celebrate the occasion with friends and family because university credits can be "reverse transferred" to satisfy requirements for an associate degree at Amarillo College.
By signing up for reverse transfer a student has nothing to lose and possibly much to gain.
That's because EAB, an educational research firm, cites that the average reverse transfer student earns a higher salary and is more motivated to complete a bachelor's degree. In addition, some university scholarship opportunities or selective program admissions actually favor students who have an associate degree.
There are two ways a student can reverse transfer.
1) Send or Bring Amarillo College Your Transcript: If you believe you have completed your degree requirements, ask your institution to send the Registrar's Office your official college transcript(s) or bring your official college transcript(s) to the AC Registrar's Office. Walk-ins are allowed, but to ensure immediate service call 806-371-5036 to set up a scheduled appointment with one of our transfer credit evaluation staff.
2) Grant Consent to Send Reverse Transfer Documents: You may have already granted consent to have your transcripts sent to AC via reverse transfer through the Apply Texas Admission Application or another type of release form. In these instances, the university should automatically send your transcripts to Amarillo College for evaluation. If you are unsure if you granted permission for transcripts to be sent via reverse transfer, please contact the Registrar's Office at your university and let them know you wish to reverse transfer.
Students are encouraged to contact the AC Registrar's Office to check on our receipt of required documents to consider the student for reverse transfer.
Students who meet Amarillo College's catalog "General Degree Requirements" and/or the additional hours required for "Multiple Associate Degrees" will be eligible to earn a degree. Students who wish to see if they can change their degree to General Studies in order to expedite the graduation process, should contact the AC Registrar's Office, ask to speak with a transfer evaluator, and request to change their major to General Studies for the purposes of reverse transfer.
Students who graduate via reverse transfer are eligible to attend AC commencement and receive a diploma for the applicable graduation term.