A reverse-transfer agreement between North Central Missouri College and Northwest Missouri State University has resulted in a Princeton woman earning an Associate's Degree from NCMC.
Shayla Cridlebaugh of Princeton, currently a student at NWMSU, had earned multiple credits at NCMC, but transferred to Northwest before completing all the requirements for her junior college degree. However, as a result of recently-passed state legislation, she was able to transfer some Northwest credit hours back to North Central to finish the Associate Degree.
She is one of the first in the state of Missouri to take advantage of this reverse-transfer option. During this process, students four-year college transcripts are reviewed by two-year colleges for the possible awarding of credit to allow completion of the AA degree, assuring portabililty of credits.
Shayla Cridlebaugh was recognized at a legislative committee hearing in Trenton on Tuesday by State Representative Mike Thomson of Maryville and Senator David Pearce of Warrensburg. They were sponsors of the new state legislation. Others honoring the Princeton woman included Northwest Missouri State president Dr. John Jasinski and NCMC President Dr. Neil Nuttall.