Statewide Transfer Policies
Essential Elements of State Policy for College Completion

Publication March 20138 pages

College students today face many barriers when wishing to transfer from one institution to another. Some state policies prevent a seamless, clear path to transferring credits toward a degree — which can lead to increased cost and time for students, administrative burdens and increase the overall likelihood of students to dropout before graduation. This report details best practices in state policy across the SREB region, examines the questions policy-makers need to answer when updating transfer policies, and presents SREB’s recommendations on the essential elements of a clear and comprehensive statewide transfer policy.

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