SUNY Reverse Transfer

Reverse transfer process

Reverse transfer is for former Jamestown Community College students who have already transferred to a SUNY four-year institution without having earned their associate degree. Reverse transfer lets you transfer credits earned at the SUNY four-year institution back to JCC.

The Registrar’s Office reviews the courses that have been taken at the four-year institution, along with the former JCC student’s eligibility to receive transfer credit, and determines if the combination of credits earned at JCC and credits earned at the four-year institution meet the requirements for an associate degree.

Why reverse transfer

Going to college makes you more valuable in the labor market: employers need you and they need your skills. In comparable jobs for the same years of schooling, an associate degree provides a higher starting salary and greater access to on-the-job training, which can lead to several hundred thousand dollars more in lifetime career earnings. The associate degree and other degrees provide verification of your skills that are portable and accepted across the global economy.

Next steps

If you have earned at least 30 credits from JCC, visit for more information or to submit a reverse transfer request.