AACRAO is spearheading many transfer-related initiatives. This includes the updated Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit, the Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017 (H.R. 3774), and A Guide to Best Practices: Awarding Transfer and Prior Learning Credit. Produced by a work group, the Guide provides recommendations for developing a comprehensive, institutional transfer credit policy. Additionally, a Transfer Student Bill of Rights will be shared, outlining various rights and benefits that should be afforded to transfer students

Work Group

National group working in conjunction on Transfer Initiatives. 


November 1, 2017NEW
Indiana Commission for Higher Education releases report on reverse transfer recommending support for the Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017 (H.R. 3774)

October 30, 2017

AACRAO releases The State of College Completion Initiatives at U.S. Community Colleges.

October 18, 2017

 AACRAO releases A Guide to Best Practices: Awarding Transfer and Prior Learning Credit  


October 11, 2017

AACRAO, ACE, and CHEA issued a Joint Statement on the transfer and award of college credit. Originally written in 2001, this statement is released with updates for the 21st century student. 

June 15, 2017
Inside Higher Ed reports a pending Connecticut law will now mandate that the University of Connecticut and the state’s four other public universities publicly release data on which transfer student credits they accept and which they reject. Read article.

April 18, 2017
AACRAO Connect article, "Transfer Guidelines: The Joint Statement of Transfer and a Transfer Student Bill of Rights."

September 28, 2001
AACRAO, ACE, and CHEA release the Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit.

September 14, 2017
With AACRAO's assistance, Rep Messer (R-IN) introduced the Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017 (H.R. 3774)

AACRAO Activities

Webinar: An Update on AACRAO's Transfer Student Initiatives
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2017 Joint statement released. Download here.

9th - 11th 
Joint Statement draft released at AACRAO Tech & Transfer Conference 
60 second survey results which capture a snapshot of current policy and to seek input from the membership about what guidance AACRAO can provide on the topic. 

AACRAO Annual Meeting Joint Statement Session handout

Last updated 11/6/2017