The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students.
The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student; for example:
-- Assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions (Transfer Assured Admissions Policy)*
-- Enables NC community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the university of NC to transfer with junior status.*
*Please review the CAA for stipulations.
The CAA has been approved by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and the NC State Board of Community Colleges. Authority to interpret the CAA policy rests with the Transfer Advisory Committee (TAC). The Transfer Advisory Committee typically meets four times a year.
TAC Meeting Minutes
Click the meeting date below to download the minutes:
|2012||Apr 05, 2012||Jun 05, 2012||Dec 14, 2012|
|2011||Jun 13, 2011||Dec 13, 2011|
|2010||Feb 19, 2010||Sep 23, 2010||Dec 15, 2010|
|2009||Feb 27, 2009||Sep 24, 2009||Dec 10, 2009|
|2008||Feb 26, 2008||Jun 10, 2008||Sep 25, 2008||Dec 04, 2008|
|2007||Feb 23, 2007||May 23, 2007||Sep 26, 2007||Nov 30, 2007|
|2006||Feb 03, 2006||May 24, 2006||Sep 16, 2006||Nov 17, 2006|
|2005||Feb 04, 2005||May 06, 2005||Sep 26, 2005||Nov 16, 2005|
|2004||Feb 06, 2004||Apr 16, 2004||Aug 27, 2004||Nov 03, 2004||Dec 02, 2004|
|2003||Jan 22, 2003||Mar 03, 2003||Apr 11, 2003||Jun 06, 2003||Sep 05, 2003||Dec 16, 2003|
|2002||Apr 25, 2002||Aug 07, 2002||Oct 24, 2002||Dec 13, 2002|
|2001||May 18, 2001||Aug 23, 2001||Oct 25, 2001|
If a transfer student perceives that the terms of the CAA have not been honored, he or she may follow the CAA Grievance Procedure.*
*Please review the CAA for stipulations.
Associate in Arts and Associate in Science
The Associate in Arts (A10100) (AA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background.
The Associate in Science (A10400) (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, the sciences or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds.
The pre-majors under the AA and AS serve as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in specific disciplines. All NC Community College System institutions may not offer both the AA and AS and/or all pre-major degree programs. For current information on program offerings, please contact the individual community college.
The Associate in Fine Arts (A10200) (AFA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as art, drama or music. Because the AFA curriculum standard includes only 28 semester hour credits for general education, AFA students who transfer must meet the general education requirements of the receiving institution.
Upon admission to another public two-year institution or to a public university, a community college student who was enrolled in an associate in fine arts degree program and who satisfactorily completed with a grade of “C” or better all courses that are designated for college transfer (general education, elective, or pre-major) will receive credit for those courses. The receiving institution will determine whether the course will count as general education, major, or elective credit.
The pre-majors under the AFA serve as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in specific disciplines. All NC Community College System institutions may not offer the AFA and/or all pre-major degree programs. For current information on program offerings, please contact the individual community college.
Transfer Course List
The Transfer Course List contains a list of courses accepted for transfer between the NC Community College System and the University of North Carolina. For current information on course offerings, please contact the individual community college.
North Carolina College Transfer guide for Students
The NC College Transfer Guide for Students is a brochure (in Adobe Acrobat format) outlining the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. The brochure answers frequently asked questions about the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. NOTE: to print the brochure correctly, print on legal paper in landscape mode, print on both sides (duplex), and select “Flip Pages Up,” if necessary.