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    A reverse transfer system comes to CUNY

    Chancellor James Milliken announced last month a new program allowing transfer students to finish their associate’s degree as they work toward a bachelor’s degree at a senior college. The program encourages transfer students to senior colleges at CUNY, while helping students remain academically competitive. This is a reverse transfer as, once the required credits are reached, students receive an associate’s degree from their previous community college. “We know that many students transfer to senior colleges before earning associate degrees, and we want to do everything we can to give our students every credential they’ve earned and give them an advantage in the marketplace,” Milliken said. “The associate’s degree can also…

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    More transfer students attend Queens College than first-year

    Queens College surpasses other CUNY colleges with the highest number of transfer students, according to CUNY’s Office of Institutional Research. In fact, there are twice as many incoming transfer students than first-year freshman based on the office’s data. Yet students, not just transfers, come to QC for a multitude of reasons, including the college’s rich scenery. “Out of the four CUNY senior colleges and one non-CUNY college I visited, I fell in love with Queens College right away.” Chu Paing, a transfer student at QC, said. “Open air, the beautiful Quad and the breeze that carries the smell of fresh cut grass made me feel as if I could be…