Transferring From Associate Degree To Bachelor’s Degree Programs

A new report from the American Council on Education (ACE) shows that earning an associate degree prior to transferring to a four-year institution for recent high school graduates neither increased nor decreased their likelihood of completing a bachelor’s degree. It suggests, however, that prospective transfer students still may want to consider completing an associate degree first and offers recommendations for policy and practice to increase degree attainment.

The report can be obtained at