It's a nationwide program designed to help students who are either close to getting their Associate's Degree or connecting graduates with their proper accolades.
It's called "Project win-win", where students complete their coursework to get their diploma, and the colleges get a boost in their students' academic performance.
Kent State University at Stark recently took advantage of the program. Mary Southards, the school's Dean of Enrollment Management, shared some of the results of the initiative.
She says the biggest hurdle in contacting students was the bad addresses on file with the school.
While the number of students who completed the program were marginal, based on the amount of students contacted, Southards says some of them were glad to know they were getting a degree, saying their parents can finally see them graduate.
She adds the lack of funds for the students to use for their tuition also kept many of them from completion. Southards also throws in the hypothesis that students are aiming higher in their academic careers, opting for a Bachelor's Degree instead of just an Associate's.
Southards also thinks the degree on the resume for graduates will look a lot better in the job interviews than just some college courses.