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Transfer Programs

Transfer programs are designed for MCC students who plan to take courses at the community college and transfer to a four-year college/ university for completion of their Bachelor’s degree.

College transfer programs at MCC include the following:

  • Associate in Arts (A10100)
  • Associate in Arts Teacher Prep (A1010T)
  • Associate in Science (A10400)
  • Associate in Science Teacher Prep (A1040T)
  • Associate in General Education - Nursing (A1030N)

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with (1) their MCC faculty advisors, (2) Doug Dewar in the Counseling and Disability Services, and (3) any institutions to which they would like to transfer for academic course selection guidance. Students intending to transfer should also take ACA 122: College Transfer Success as they begin their studies at MCC.

MCC is one of fifty-eight North Carolina community colleges participating in the State’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), which governs the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities. The objective of this agreement, commonly referred to as the CAA, is to provide smooth transfer for students.

Per the 2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA):

  • The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.
  • Universities cannot place requirements on students transferring under the CAA that are not required of their native students.
  • A student who completes the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to transfer to a UNC institution will have fulfilled the UNC institution’s lower-division general education requirements.
  • Due to degree requirements in some majors, additional courses at the UNC institution may be required beyond the general education courses and pre-major courses taken at the community college.
  • Community college graduates of the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree programs who have earned sixty (60) semester hours in approved transfer courses with a grade of “C” or better and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least sixty semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a UNC institution.
  • Requirements for admission to some major programs may require additional pre-specialty courses beyond the pre-major taken at the community college. Students entering such programs may need more than two academic years of course work to complete the baccalaureate degree, depending on requirements of the program.
  • All courses approved for transfer in the CAA are designated as fulfilling general education or pre-major/ elective requirements. While general education and pre-major courses may also be used as electives, elective courses may not be used to fulfill general education requirements.
  • CAA courses taken beyond the sixty-one (61) semester hours of credit in which the student received less than a “C” will not negate the provisions of the CAA.

Students who graduate from MCC, or any North Carolina community college, with an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree are assured admission to one of the sixteen (16) UNC institutions under the following conditions according to the CAA and Transfer Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP):

  • Admission is not assured to a specific campus or specific program or major.
  • Students must meet all requirements of the CAA.
  • Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the college from which they graduated, and a grade of “C” or better in all CAA courses.
  • Students must be academically eligible for re-admission to the last institution attended.
  • Students must meet judicial requirements of the institution to which they apply.
  • Students must meet all application requirements at the receiving institution, including the submission of all required documentation by stated deadlines.

Below is a listing of the sixteen (16) UNC institutions for transfer students to consider:

  • Appalachian State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • NC A&T State University
  • NC Central University
  • NC State University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • UNC Asheville
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • UNC Charlotte
  • UNC Greensboro
  • UNC Pembroke
  • UNC School of the Arts
  • UNC Wilmington

For transfer students not completing the Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degrees:

A North Carolina community college student who satisfactorily completes, with a grade of “C” or better, courses identified in the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) will receive credit applied toward the university’s lower-division general education course requirements.

A North Carolina community college student who satisfactorily completes a transfer course that is not designated as a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course will receive transfer credit for the course. The receiving institution will determine whether the course will count as general education, pre-major, or elective credit.

Most private colleges and universities in North Carolina follow the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA). Students are encouraged to contact private institutions of interest to learn more about their specific admissions requirements.

NOTE: Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Associate in Arts Developmental Requirements:

ENG 111:

  • ENG 002

State Co-Requisites ENG 011

MAT 143:

  • MAT 003 and ENG 002

State Co-Requisites MAT 043

MAT 152:

  • MAT 003 and ENG 002

State Co-Requisites MAT 052

MAT 171:

  • MAT 121 or MAT 003

State Co-Requisites MAT 071

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