Block Transfer: 60 transfer credits from an associate degree counted toward the first two years of students' general education requirements.
Direct Transfer Agreements: RACC and its partnership school have developed a pathway from RACC's associate to the transfer school's bachelor's degree. Within this agreement, the maximum number of credits students can transfer to the 4-year institution.
Dual Admission Agreement: These agreements guarantee students admission to one of the partner four-year schools. You must have completed an associate's degree with a minimum grade point average in order to qualify for the benefits of dual admissions. (Most institutions limit dual admissions to AA and AS students only). Additionally, most of the schools require a non-binding letter of intent before earning 30 college level-credits. Dual admissions students apply using a free application and may be entitled to a merit scholarship.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): A MOU is an amendment to the original agreement, and may include extending or renewing the agreement, redefining a clause within the agreement, and/or notifying the transfer institution of any major changes to program or general education frameworks that may impact the alignment of programs or courses between the two institutions.
Program to Program (P2P): Transfer programs that directly align associate degree programs to bachelor degree programs, with the intention for seamlessly transferring credits without any loss of associate degree credits to the student. Community College transfer students through these P2P agreements are considered juniors at the 4-year partnership institution. RACC participates in P2P in state-wide agreements for Psychology and Early Childhood Teaching (Pre-K - Grade 4). These P2P's allow for seamless transfer to state and state-affiliated schools. Individual P2P's between RACC and transfer institutions exist for AAS Nursing to BSN and AAS Mechatronics to BS in Mechatronics.
Direct Equivalency: Course is a direct match to the transfer school's course.
General Elective: Course transfers into the transfer school's general education framework.
Program Elective: Course transfers an elective into the transfers school’s program of study.