Bilateral Agreements between the NC Community College System (NCCCS) and the University of North Carolina (UNC)
The special circumstances surrounding transfer agreements for associate in applied science (AAS) programs, which are not designed for transfer, require bilateral rather than statewide articulation. Special circumstances include the different accreditation criteria for faculty in transfer and non-transfer programs, the different general education requirements for transfer and non-transfer programs, and the workforce preparedness mission of the technical/community college AAS programs.
Under bilateral agreements, individual universities and one or more community colleges may join in a collaborative effort to facilitate the transfer of students from AAS degree programs to baccalaureate degree programs.
The following bilateral agreement lists were compiled by surveying the Student Service Administrators and Chief Academic Officers of the 58 community colleges. The information was then verified by each of the 16 UNC institutions.
Please note that while the information in this report is as comprehensive and as accurate as possible, it is recognized that every bilateral agreement may not be included. Students are encouraged to contact the senior institution to confirm the articulation status of Associate in Applied Science programs or the existence of additional articulation agreements.