Decatur – Lake Land College and Millikin University are partnering up to benefit students in a new reverse transfer agreement.
The new agreement will make things easier for Lake Land College students to transfer to Millikin. Jeff Aper says he believes Millikin will see a significant number of students coming from Lake Land because of the agreement.
“In the last few years we’ve had fifty some transfers from Lake Land,” says Aper. “I think that in the future this is one of those vehicles that gives students more options and increases the visibility of Millikin as a destination for them to continue their education.”
Aper says the transfer criteria for students is to have an ACT score of twenty or better and to have a good and passing GPA. Students enrolled at Millikin University that studied at Lake Land or are currently enrolled there and have acquired a minimum of 32 credit hours could be eligible for reverse transfer credit toward a Lake Land associate degree.
“Students could come to Millikin they can transfer their credits hereto count toward the four year degree at Millikin,” says Aper. “They can also then earn hours at Millikin that we will freely transfer back to Lake Land so they can fill the requirements for the associate degree.”
Aper says that the reason they decided to partner with Lake Land College was because it would be ideal to work with two year schools. Aper also says that are doing a big part of the heavy lifting in providing those first two years of instruction for students entering higher education.
Aper also says that partnerships between Millikin and other community colleges are in the works.