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Signature Initiative

Explore resources dedicated to Transfer Student Success.

  • Transfer Workgroup

  • Technology & Transfer
    Conference

  • Annual Meeting

  • Impeding
    Student Advancement

February | Transfer Work Group

Purpose

To identify a list of transfer related policies and practices that indicate an institution is effectively focused on transfer student success.

Charge

This work group will develop a preliminary proposal on what policies and practices need to be in place to support an institution being designated as an institution with best practices for transfer student success

Recognition of Excellence in Supporting Transfer Student Success Report Released:

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The Work Group

Susan Acevedo Moyer | American Council on Education
Devin Andrews | University of Phoenix
ReQail Ashbury | Albany State University
Robert Cackler | Colorado Mesa University
Carla Cardoza | El Paso Community College
Morgan Donovan-Hall | UMass Amherst
Melissa Frey | Chemeketa Community College
Gwen Kanelos | Concordia University Chicago
Laura Macchia Amescua | University of California Office of the President
Urana Pridemore | University of Michigan-Dearborn
Jacqui Rogers | College of Southern Maryland
Brian Scholten | New College of Florida
Sasha Suzuki | Wake Forest University

Technology & Transfer Conference

 

As institutions aim to recruit and retain diverse student populations, there is a growing focus in the higher education community on facilitating academic mobility as well as increasing the use of technology to develop and enhance enrollment strategy. 

At AACRAO’s Technology & Transfer Conference, you have access to innovative ideas and solutions to help you develop and refine your own programs, policies, and initiatives to impact student and institutional success.

 

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AACRAO Annual Meeting

BUILD THE PATH FORWARD

 

The AACRAO Annual Meeting is an opportunity to learn, network, and advance. Higher Education professionals from a variety of disciplines gather together at AACRAO's Annual Meeting to engage and discuss the ever-changing landscape of higher-ed.

Collaborate with a worldwide, higher education network as it comes together to explore, engage, and learn. Each year higher education professionals face new and unique challenges in their work and AACRAO's Annual Meeting is the place to find solutions to those challenges.

 

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Institutional Practices Impeding
Undergraduate Student Advancement


As part of AACRAO’s ongoing signature initiative Re-envisioning Transfer, AACRAO Research completed companion research projects about administrative holds used to prevent a student from registering for a class or accessing an official transcript. The first was an exploratory study of student-level hold data from 14 institutions sponsored by Lumina Foundation. The second, was a national survey of administrative hold policy and practice. How and why are holds used, and what are the impacts on students and institutions? These are some of the considerations that the latest research report seeks to answer.

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Transfer Summit

Share Your Knowledge

Student transfer remains a key topic of national research and policy discussions and is gaining national attention.

Get involved - Expand your skillset by sharing your professional knowledge. Contact Melanie Gottlieb to

  • Write for AACRAO Connect
  • Host an AACRAO Coffee Break
  • Present at the Transfer Summit
  • Present at the Tech Summit
  • and much more


Latest Research

AACRAO offers Transfer Practice Research
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AACRAO offers Transfer and Articulation Resources
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Understanding Transfer and Articulation is an AACRAO Professional Proficiency
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AACRAO OFFERS A PLATFORM FOR COLLABORATION AND ENGAGEMENT ON TRANSFER
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AACRAO Transfer Research

Untangling Transfer Who, When and Why: An Examination of Transfer Patterns and Institutional Supports

Untangling Transfer Who, When, and Why: An Examination of Transfer Patterns and Institutional Supports

A survey of AACRAO’s list of member institutions that serve undergraduate students addresses the staffing, practice, policy, and technology associated with the admission and recruitment of all three types of transfer students.

Academic Policy
Re-Envisioning Transfer
Research
Transfer
Salesforce
Institutional Practices Impeding Undergraduate Student Advancement - Part 2

Institutional Practices Impeding Undergraduate Student Advancement - Part 2

A national survey of administrative hold policy and practice answering: 1) How and why are holds used? and 2) What are the impacts on students and institutions?

Re-Envisioning Transfer
Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts
Transfer
Administrative Hold
Institutional Practices Impeding Undergraduate Student Advancement Report

Institutional Practices Impeding Undergraduate Student Advancement Report

How and why are holds used? What are the impacts on students and institutions?

Re-Envisioning Transfer
Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts
Transfer
Administrative Hold
Reimagining Transfer for Student Success

Reimagining Transfer for Student Success: The National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit

The National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit offers recommendations and best practices on how to modify existing transfer and award of credit practices to best support student success.

Re-Envisioning Transfer
Registration & Records
Transfer
prior learning assessment
Transfer Credit
Transfer Credit Evaluation
transfer students

A Peek Behind the Curtain: An examination of credit evaluation and academic advising for transfer students at U.S. undergraduate serving institutions

AACRAO has a longstanding practice of providing guidance and research in support of the transfer student experience.

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

How Students Experience and Perceive Transferring Earned Credit

In this paper, the authors highlight a study by AACRAO and The American Council on Education (ACE) on students’ perceptions about how transfer credit was applied towards academic programs of study.

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

2020 Stranded Credits Report: Another Perspective on the Lost Credits Story

For this research, “stranded credits” refers to the accumulated credits for which a student is unable to obtain an official transcript due to an administrative hold.

Other Topics
Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

COVID-19: Transfer Credit Evaluation, Official Transcript Receipt & Delivery, Test Score Receipt and Fall Calendar/Sessions Plans

Snapshot Impact Survey #3: This is the third in a series of snapshot reports on COVID-19’s impact on practice.

2020
Research
Special Topics
Transfer

2019 U.S. Higher Education Official Transcript Practices

This recurring survey serves two functions.

Registration & Records
Research
Transcripts
Transfer

An Examination of Prior Learning Assessment Policy and Practice as Experienced by Academic Records Professionals and Students

This brief is one part of a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning.

Other Topics
Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

Transfer Credit Policy - May 60-Second Survey 2017

AACRAO, in conjunction with other higher education associations, is writing a new version of the Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit.

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

2017 Grades and Grading Practices in U.S. Higher Education

This is the fifth iteration of a grades and grading practices publication by AACRAO. The previous versions in 1971, 1982, 1992, and 2004 were produced in a book for purchase format.

Grades/Grading
Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

Dual Enrollment from Two Points of View: Higher Education and K–12 2017

While dual enrollment fills a similar student success niche in both higher and K–12 education, the administrative perspectives of these two entities do not always align.

2017
Research
Special Topics
Transfer

Credit for Prior Learning Practices - December 60-Second Survey 2014

AACRAO recently initiated a series of surveys designed to capture member institutional practice snapshots in 60 seconds or less.

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

Transfer Articulation Practices - October 2014

This survey collected transfer articulation practices from a variety of academic departments to see which "units/departments are responsible for processing transfer credit articulation."

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer

Transfer and Articulation State Practices - May 2002

The states are doing a good job of addressing transfer problems in the most traditional form of transfer: 2-year to 4-year institutions.

Registration & Records
Research
Transfer