ERIC Number: ED257526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
College Introduces Money-Back Guarantee on Transferability of Credits.
Drea, John T.
Beginning in fall 1985, John Wood Community College (JWCC) is offering its students a guarantee that courses taken at the college will transfer to other institutions or the tuition paid by the student will be refunded. Each student applying for the Credit Transfer Guarantee must meet with a JWCC counselor. The student is responsible for indicating the institution he/she will attend and the courses to be transferred. The counselor consults articulation agreements and other sources and reports back to the student regarding the courses guaranteed to transfer. Both parties and the Dean of Student Services sign the agreement, which is official and binding. The guarantee is designed to encourage students to attend JWCC by reassuring them that the credits earned at the college can be used at other institutions. In addition, the guarantee is intended to deal with the issues of transferability particular to Illinois, where each institution determines independently which courses it will accept and where virtually no courses are universally transferable. Early student reaction to the guarantee has been positive and may encourage students planning their future to attend JWCC instead of a four-year college. A copy of the agreement and informational materials for students are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Wood Community Coll., Quincy, IL.