By Sarah Hoffbeck
NDSCS and NDUS partner for student success
A new partnership between NDSCS and NDSU has resulted in the Reverse Transfer Agreement.
The first of its kind in the state of North Dakota, this agreement will allow a seamless transfer option to encourage degree completion.
“The bottom line is that we know there are students who leave NDSCS without achieving a degree, for a number of reasons,” said Philip Parnell, associate vice president of Academic and Student Affairs. “They do it with the best of intentions, because they figure they will finish their degree at NDSU. In most instances that happens, but in some cases it doesn’t.”
“What we tried to work out was a system where a student can go to NDSCS, earn a certain number of credits and be introduced to a program,” Parnell continued. “The goal is to give these students a degree that we know they will need for employment.”
Under the agreement, students who transfer from NDSCS to NDSU before completing a degree will have an opportunity to apply credits from both institutions toward an associate degree. The students will qualify when they have earned at least 36 credits from NDSCS and at least 15 credits from NDSU.
“This innovative partnership will provide students in a variety of situations a flexible option to obtain an associate degree,” said NDSCS President John Richman. “We are pleased to collaborate with NDSU to offer another path for student success.”
For more information or to see if your family member qualifies, please contact:
NDSCS Contact: Philip Parnell | 701-671-2669 | firstname.lastname@example.org
NDSU Contact: Rhonda Kitch | 701-231-7987 | email@example.com