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November 15, 2017 

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the University of Kentucky (UK) have signed a reverse transfer agreement to help more students earn associate degrees beginning in the 2018 spring semester. Former KCTCS students that transfer to UK before earning an associate degree can have UK credits applied toward the KCTCS degree, if the credits for each institution align.

“Thousands of KCTCS students transfer to four-year universities each year, and many do not complete a credential before doing so,” said KCTCS President Jay K. Box. “We are focused on student completion, and this will help many who transfer to UK, but didn’t complete a program at KCTCS. Having an associate degree will make them more attractive to employers as they work on a bachelor’s degree or if they don’t complete it.”

Students will be eligible for reverse transfer when they have met the following criteria:

1. Have earned at least 25 percent of credit hours required for their degree at a KCTCS college.
2. Have earned at least three semester credit hours from UK.

3. Adhere to all policies and guidelines related to student admissions and transfer at both UK and KCTCS.

“Kentucky colleges and universities educate and prepare tomorrow’s leaders with the necessary skills to succeed in the workforce and as members of their communities,” said President Eli Capilouto. “The process of earning a college degree is different for everyone and can take myriad pathways in coursework and opportunity. UK’s work with KCTCS is emblematic of the strong partnerships across institutions that help students navigate those pathways to a credential.”

The new agreement was created in collaboration with the National Student Clearing House, which assists institutions with compliance, administrative, student access, accountability and analytical needs. The agreement helps reach goals set by Complete College America and others that are calling on postsecondary institutions to increase education attainment levels.

For more information on how to apply for the reverse transfer degree, contact Jay Blanton at 859-699-0041.

From Kentucky Community and Technical College System


Date: 11-13-2017


Fresh off the heels of her latest album release and a weekend stint on “Saturday Night Live,” it was announced Monday morning that Taylor Swift‘s Reputation Stadium Tour will include a stop at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, June 30.

All stops on the 27-city tour were released Monday morning, and all tickets go on sale Dec. 13. Louisville is the seventh stop on the tour, which starts on May 8 in Arizona.

“Reputation,” which is Swift’s sixth studio album, was released Friday, Nov. 10. Its first single, the catchy and vengeful “Look What You Made Me Do,” broke multiple records within hours of its release — with more than 10 million streams in a one-day period.

Swift is a familiar face in Louisville, having brought each tour to town since at least 2008’s “Fearless” album.

There are no details on the cost of the tickets, but fans can register online to purchase them in advance.

By Sara Havens
Insider Louisville


NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Tips for transferring between colleges

As the fall semester winds down, many college students may be thinking about transferring to another school. Some students may be finishing one degree and want to get a higher one. Others find the school they chose isn’t the best fit for them, or perhaps family circumstances changed.

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) offers these tips for making sure your transfer goes smoothly.

You should talk with the financial aid office at your current school to make sure you don’t owe anything or to find out if you get a refund. Also talk with the financial aid office at your new school to make sure you’ve done everything you need to get financial aid when you transfer.

Also, contact the registrar’s office at your new school to find out which credits and grades you earned at your current school will transfer.

If you have more questions about transferring, each college should have a contact person who can answer them. Students transferring from a public Kentucky two-year college to a public Kentucky university can find help at

KHEAA is the state agency that administers Kentucky’s student financial aid programs, including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). Its sister agency, the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC), offers Advantage Loans to help students and parents pay for college or to refinance student loans. For more information about Advantage Loans, visit

For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.