***For general information as PCC operates remotely, please call our hotline at (252) 493-7245, M-Th, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Students seeking specific course information are advised to contact their instructors.***03

University Transfer Programs

Pat Jackson

Patricia Jackson, M.A., University Transfer and Foreign Language Chair
Office: RR, Room 108
Phone: (252) 493-7305
Fax: (252) 321-4213
Email: pjackson@email.pittcc.edu or pajackson300@my.pittcc.edu

Degree Options

There are three options within the University Transfer Program:

Associate in Arts

Associate in Engineering

Associate in Science

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:

English Composition
Fine Arts
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 located in Reddrick 228. For a preview of what the Student Success Center has to offer, visit the Student Success Center page.

Please send all questions regarding the University Transfer program to pccut@my.pittcc.edu. All efforts will be made to respond within 24 hours. You may also call (252) 493-7709 for assistance.

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Meet John Carrere, Director of the Office of Recruitment, and a true PCC University Transfer success story. John’s journey at PCC and beyond is an inspiring example of the possibilities and opportunities available to PCC transfer students.

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