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College Transfer

Happy CVCC students
CVCC is a great place to begin a four year degree!   

There are many reasons a student chooses to begin higher education at a community college.  It is wise to think "long term" when planning to transfer – where to go and what major to choose.  Take some time to study college transfer websites and speak to admissions staff at schools of interest.  The goal is a smooth transfer with maximum transfer credits.

Students planning to transfer to a non NC college or university should be in full conversation with that school prior to selecting a CVCC Program of Study. 

The state of NC has created three definitive transfer options for CVCC graduates.  These options generally comprise the first two years of a four year degree.  Selecting the appropriate CVCC transfer degree is VERY important. 

 The College Transfer degrees are:

1.    The Associate in Arts degree is the one to select if you plan to apply to a NC 4 year public university to major in any liberal arts program such as music, history, education, pre-law, English, nursing (BSN), psychology or sociology.

2.    The Associate in Science degree is the one to select if you plan to apply to a NC 4 year public university to major in any math/science related major like math, pre-med, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, biology, kinesiology or chemistry.

 3.    The Associate in Engineering degree is the one to select if you plan to transfer to one of five specific NC public universities to major in engineering. (NCSU, UNC-C, WCU, NCA&T & ECU)* 


Comprehensive Articulation Agreements

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) allows a student who earns the Associate degree with no grade lower than a "C" to be guaranteed admission to at least one of the UNC system schools as a JUNIOR and make a smooth transition for maximum credit transfer.

The Independent College Articulation Agreement (ICAA) allows a student to make a seamless transfer to a number of private colleges and universities maximizing earned credits.

Some Associate in Applied Science degrees may transfer in full or in part to a four year school. CVCC has agreements with certain schools to accept the AAS degree in a 2 + 2 arrangement.*


This chart may be helpful for students who are discerning their academic futures:


CVCC Degree 4 Year School Major


Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at ASU, Fayetteville State, ECU, NCA&T, NCCU, UNCC, UNCG, UNCP, UNCW, WCU or WSSU


Associate Degree in Nursing  (A.D.N. – RIBN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University through Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN)

Associate in Engineering (AE)

Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering at NCSU, UNCC, WCU, NCA&T or ECU

AAS in Criminal Justice

B.A. in Criminal Justice at Lees-McRae College


AAS in Entrepreneurship


B.A. in Entrepreneurship at Lenoir-Rhyne University


AAS in Health & Fitness Science


B.S. in Exercise Science at Lenoir-Rhyne University


AAS in Respiratory Therapy


Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy at UNC-C  (bilateral agreement)


Created 10-5-15

For additional information about College Transfer, please check in with one of the faculty members in a department of contact the Advising Center, located in the lower level of Student Services.

 *subject to change

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