ACT Project Allows Improved Credit Transfer between CUNY Institutions


Heckscher has made catalytic impact on the issue of College Transfer Credits within the City University of New York (CUNY) system, as outlined in this new study by Ithaka S+R on the impact and outcomes of the Articulation of Credit Transfer (ACT) project. The project tracks how many transfer credits count toward a student’s degree program and accesses information that allows three important actions: aggregate-level analyses of student transfer outcomes, course-level analyses, and real-time monitoring of transfer students’ fallthrough courses. All of these actions are critical to help inform CUNY policy and practices related to transfer. The real-time monitoring of credit transfer from partnering community colleges to senior colleges, in particular, has already improved advisors’ ability to support students’ course choices to avoid creating fallthrough courses – courses that do not fulfill the general education, major, minor, or total-credits degree requirements for their chosen program.

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