College/University Transfer Programs
The Associate in Arts (AA), and Associate in Science (AS) at all 58 North Carolina Community Colleges transfer to UNC System Institutions under a statewide, comprehensive articulation agreement. A similar agreement exists for AA and AS graduates to transfer to signatory members of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.
The Associate in Engineering (AE) and the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) transfers from those community colleges offering the degrees to those UNC System Institutions offering four-year degrees in those fields.
To learn more about these opportunities, please visit the “Overview: College Transfer Programs” page.
Career and Technical Program Transfer Options
The Associate Degree, Nursing (RN) transfers to certain UNC System Institutions and certain North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities under statewide agreements (RN to BSN).
The Associate in Applied Science, Early Childhood Education (AAS, ECE) transfers to certain UNC System Institutions under a statewide agreement.
Other Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees may transfer in full or, in part, to four-year colleges and universities in North Carolina. Where those opportunities are known and/or agreed upon, they are published on the “Search by College” and “Search by Degree” pages. As AAS degrees are terminal degrees and not designed for transfer, students and prospective students should always consult with academic and admissions advisors at those institutions in which they have a transfer interest.