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College Transfer

Planning to attend another college or university after earning your degree at CCC? This page will give you information resources to help you plan your transfer.


What is a Transfer Student?

A transfer student completes coursework at CCC then transfers to attend another college or university. At CCC, the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science are long-standing degrees designed for students who plan to transfer.

The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) and Teacher Prep degrees transfer to some universities under the Uniform Articulation Agreement.

Some Associate in Applied Science (AAS) programs transfer as part of a bilateral, 2+2, or other articulation agreement between CCC and a specific university.

Transferring from a Community College to a University in North Carolina

There are fifty-eight community colleges in North Carolina, and they make up the North Carolina Community College System, known as NCCCS. The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degrees at an NC community college are equivalent to the first two years of general education courses at a university. Students who go straight to a university after high school take the same courses they would take in the AA or AS degrees at a community college.

Transfer Agreements

As a member of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), Cleveland Community College participates in many transfer agreements for college-transfer programs. These agreements provide a smooth transfer of credits from NC community colleges to any of the sixteen North Carolina public universities or thirty private signatory institutions across the state.


Why Is It Important To Choose A Transfer University And Major?

Each university posts four-year degree plans (by major) on its website. The plans list the courses students should take at the community college to complete their AA or AS degree.

When choosing courses to take at the community college, students should follow the four-year degree plan for the major they want to pursue at the university they plan to transfer to.

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