What is Reverse Transfer?

Reverse transfer is for students who have transferred from a two-year community college to Pillar College before earning their associate’s degree.  Reverse transfer is the process by which transfer students enrolled at a four-year institution transfer credits back to a community college for the purpose of attaining a degree from the community college.

If you transferred to Pillar from a community college without completing all the requirements for your associate’s degree it may be possible to complete the credits you need using Pillar College courses by reverse transferring your PC credits to your community college.

Credits completed at Pillar College are transferred back to your community college and  used to satisfy the degree requirements for your associate’s degree.  Your community college evaluates your Pillar work and determines if credits taken at PC will fulfill the requirements for your associate’s degree.

Participating Community Colleges

  • Bergen Community College
  • Brookdale Community College

  • Essex County College
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Middlesex County College
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • Union County College

Why an Associate’s Degree?

An associate’s degree is an important educational benchmark and is a valuable credential to have on your resume.  Employers value the associate’s degree as evidence of your commitment to expanding your knowledge and achieving your educational goals.

How does this work?

Pillar College transfer students may indicate their interest in reverse transfer by completing a Reverse Transfer Transcript Release Form in order to have their Pillar College transcript sent back to their community college. The community college will evaluate the coursework to determine if degree requirements are met and if a degree will be awarded by the community college. Any community-college degree will be awarded in the semester or year all final requirements are met at the community college.