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Morehead State joins Degrees When Due Initiative

Morehead State University has been selected to join Degrees When Due, a national initiative of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), to help students who have some college credits complete their degrees.

As one of the colleges and universities from 20 states participating in Degrees When Due, MSU will follow best practices in degree reclamation and provide targeted support while re-engaging students who have paused or "stopped out" their studies. Partners include the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, University of Kentucky and University of Louisville. Several KCTCS institutions are also participating in Degrees When Due.

"It's never too late to go back to college and earn a credential. But taking that first step is difficult for many previous students who may have experienced barriers during their educational journey. The strategies and resources that will be provided through our partnership with Degrees When Due will help us to better identify, support, and serve returning learners." Said Jen Timmermann, MSU director of transition services.

Degrees When Due will grant MSU access to a variety of resources to help more students complete their degrees and to help the institution audit students' previously earned and transfer credits to determine the most efficient pathway to graduation. The program will benefit the more than 60,604 individuals in Kentucky who have some college credits but no awarded degree.

"Our Degrees When Due institutional and state partners are building a strong pathway to degree attainment for all students, including by providing an on-ramp for those who have paused their studies or 'stopped-out,'" said IHEP President Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. "IHEP enthusiastically welcomes the selected institutions and states to this effort. Through this initiative, they will increase student success, serve a diverse set of student populations, and join us in addressing one of higher education's most pressing challenges: degree completion."

To apply for admission to Morehead State, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/admissions.

For more information on the Degrees When Due initiative at MSU contact Timmerman at j.timmerman@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-5488.
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