The Transfer Playbook: Essential Practices for Two- and Four-Year Colleges

May 17, 2016

Fewer than one in seven degree-seeking community college students transfer and graduate with a bachelor’s degree. How do we help the millions of students failed by current transfer practices and policies succeed?

The Transfer Playbook serves as a detailed guide for two- and four-year colleges to help more students transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree. The playbook draws on field research from six pairs of highly-effective community college and university partnerships nationwide and outlines the essential, effective practices for institutional leaders, along with a “How to Get Started” checklist.

This report is part of a larger project with from the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program and the Community College Research Center (CCRC). Other publications include “Tracking Transfer“, a report that assesses institutional effectiveness in transfer student outcomes nationwide and at the state level, a slide presentation and an infographic.