New Agreement Allows Students to Apply Credits to both an Associate and a Bachelor’s – Posted 6/29/15

Students at County College of Morris (CCM) who transfer to another college or university prior to earning their associate degree can take advantage of a CCM policy that allows them to also apply credits they earn toward a bachelor’s degree to their associate degree.

Making that even easier for CCM students who transfer to East Stroudsburg University (ESU) is a Reverse Transfer agreement recently signed by the two schools. About 80 CCM students are currently enrolled at ESU who would qualify for the program.

“This agreement offers former CCM students enrolled at ESU an additional incentive for applying their university credits to both an associate and bachelor’s degree,” noted Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of CCM. “By doing so, these students can receive the recognition they deserve for the work and effort they put in at CCM, along with the opportunity to list multiple degrees on their resumes and maintain a lifelong connection with two institutions of higher education.”

“This collaboration between our institutions only serves to strengthen our partnership and demonstrates the commitment by ESU and CCM to student success,” said ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. “The reverse transfer agreement will allow CCM students to seek alternative options to complete their associate degrees and give them the confidence and encouragement to continue towards a bachelor’s degree with us.”

Under the Reverse Transfer agreement, former CCM students who complete a minimum of 30 credits at CCM and transfer to ESU are eligible to apply the credits they earn toward their bachelor’s degree towards the completion of their associate degree.

While the policy holds for any college or university CCM students may transfer to, the agreement with ESU stipulates that the university and college both will establish liaisons on their campuses to encourage students to take advantage of the reverse transfer opportunity.

For more information on CCM’s Reverse Transfer policy, visit