The University Transfer Department is committed to maximizing the development of student potential and success in the variety of programs that this department supports and advises. The activities of the department are directed toward providing students with opportunities to obtain skills, abilities, and knowledge necessary to transfer to a baccalaureate institution and pursue instruction in a variety of program areas.
The goal of the University Transfer Department is to provide students opportunities to enhance their employment skills, occupational advancement, discover new and emerging technologies, pursuit of fundamental knowledge, commitment to lifelong learning, and preparation of the college’s students for academic and social life within four-year institutions.
In pursuit of these ends, the University Transfer Department seeks to provide relevant and quality instruction, caring and knowledgeable advice, a variety of personal and academic support services, and a continued responsiveness to the four-year colleges and universities within the state, region, and nation.
There are three options within the University Transfer Program:
PCC and many UNC public institutions recommend students complete at least the General Education Core requirements before transferring to a four-year school. However, students are encouraged to complete the AA/AS degree before transferring. Statistics show students who graduate from a community college are more successful than students who transfer without a degree. Listed below are the required General Education Core subject areas:
Social and Behavioral Sciences
An A.A., A.E., or A.S. degree is available and will require approximately four semesters of successful full-time study (15-16 credit hours). Additional time may be needed to achieve minimum requirements in English, math, and science. A distinguishing factor between the A.A., A.E., or A.S. degree is that higher levels of math are required for the A.E. and A.S. degrees.
For questions about transferring to a four-year institution, applications, catalogs, web sites, crosswalks, or contacts, visit the Student Success Center in Reddrick 228. For a preview of what the Student Success Center has to offer, visit the Student Success Center page or view helpful videos at SSC on YouTube.
Please send all questions regarding the University Transfer program to firstname.lastname@example.org. All efforts will be made to respond within 24 hours. You may also call (252) 493-7709 for assistance.
The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) addresses the admission of community college graduates to UNC institutions and the transfer of credits between the North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina System. Students who complete the Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree with a C or higher in all transfer courses will be granted junior status when they transfer to one of the 16 UNC Public Institutions. Completion of the A.A. or A.S. degree does not guarantee acceptance into any specific college or university or into any specific program within the college or university. *Although students must meet minimum GPA requirements of an overall 2.0, it is recommended that a 2.5 or higher GPA is achieved in order to be competitive with other transfer students.
If a student is denied admission to a UNC institution, then he or she will receive a letter from that institution directing the student to the CFNC website. At the CFNC website, the student will be presented with the conditions of the Assured Admissions Program, and if these conditions are met, the student will be given information regarding space availability and contacts within the UNC system. The student should contact those institutions to get specific information about admissions and available majors.
Associate in Arts
Associate in Science
Associate in Engineering