Transfer Process
Agreements with 4 Year Institutions
College Planning and Research
The college transfer program consists of courses which have been specifically designed to transfer to colleges within the University of North Carolina System. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) which is approved by Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges facilitates the successful transfer of certain courses. The degrees which are considered “transfer” degrees are:
  • The Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Fine Arts
  • Associate in Science

Although, there are three major “transfer” degrees, some schools have agreed to accept others. Information regarding other accepted degrees can be obtained from a transfer counselor. The North Carolina Community College Common Course Library lists courses which have been approved for transfer to the University of North Carolina Institutions. There are many private colleges and universities who have elected to participate in the college transfer program (see a counselor for more information on these schools). The transfer program allows students to begin pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at the community college level. A successful student completes a two-year degree at the community college level and moves on to a four-year institution to complete the remaining two years (junior and senior years) for completion of a Bachelor’s degree. A breakdown of transfer coursework can be obtained from faculty and staff advisors.  

Step to a Successful Transfer:
  1. Meet with a Transfer Counselor for Assistance
  2. Identify the Career and Course of Study you wish to pursue
  3. Choose a College that will meet your Career goals
  4. Determine if you and your credits are eligible for admission
  5. Get help designing a transfer plan
  6. Complete the General Education courses required for transfer
  7. Complete the required prerequisites
  8. Complete admission applications and financial aid in a timely manner

Transfer students should visit CFNC and use the Transfer Navigator to see how their Community College courses will transfer to NC Colleges and Universities. You will first need to set up an account, if you don’t have one already. Then follow the steps:
  1. Choose Plan
  2. Choose For College
  3. Choose Transfer Planner
  4. Choose Transferable Courses
  5. Click Student Transfer Navigator
  6. Choose Yes, let’s begin! Or Transfer Wizard to get started
  7. Use the Transfer Wizard to view course equivalence, search degrees, and send message
  8. Select options in My Planned Courses to manage your course plan

Helpful Hint: Transfer Wizard Guide
  1. Build History to create your academic history
  2. Confirm History to manage your academic history
  3. Equivalence Report to view course equivalence
  4. Search Degree to view degree requirements
  5. Submit Messages to send messages to institutions