Through system-wide articulation agreements, as well as special transfer agreements, and co-admission agreements, Alamance Community College (ACC) provides a gateway to the state’s four-year universities and colleges. Transfer agreements ensure a seamless transition from ACC to a four-year institution. Under agreements between the North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina System, students completing an associate degree in the University Transfer Program can transfer seamlessly from ACC to a four-year institution.
The most common agreements used to transfer are the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and individual Uniform Articulation Agreements (UAA).
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA):
The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between the North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina System. This agreement covers the Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) only. The CAA provides certain assurances to a transferring student, for example:
- The CAA 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.*
- The CAA assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions (Transfer Assures Admissions Policy). This does not guarantee admission to a specific college/university of the student’s choice, nor does it guarantee admission to a particular major.*
*Please review the CAA for stipulations.
The CAA also provides a Transfer Course List that 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 review the courses offered in the University Transfer Program located in the College Catalog.
Transfer Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP)
The CAA assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions with the following stipulations:
- Admission is not assured to a specific campus or specific program or major.
- Students must have graduated from a North Carolina Community College with an Associate Arts or Associate in Science degree.
- Students must meet all requirements of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.
- A student must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the college from which he or she graduated, and a grade of “C” or better in all CAA courses.
- Students must be academically eligible for re-admission to the last institution attended.
- Students must meet judicial requirements of the institution to which the student applies.
- Students must meet all application requirements at the receiving institution including the submission of all required documentation by stated deadlines.
If a student is denied admission to a UNC institution, then he or she will be notified in writing by the institution. In this notification, the student will be directed to the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) website (www.cfnc.org) where the student will be given information regarding space availability and contacts in the respective UNC Admissions offices. It is the student’s responsibility to contact each institution’s admissions office to get specific information about admissions and available majors.
If the previous steps do not result in admission to a UNC institution, then the student should contact the CFNC Resource Center at 1–866–866–CFNC or by visiting CNFC’s website.
Uniform Articulation Agreements (UAA):
Whereas, the Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degrees are covered by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), the Associate in Engineering (AE), the Associate in Fine Arts-Music, the Associate in Fine Arts-Visual Arts, the Associate in Arts Teacher Preparation (AATP), and the Associate in Science Teacher Preparation (ASTP) degrees are governed by a program specific Uniform Articulation Agreement (UAA). Degrees under a UAA are only accepted at institutions that have the specific degree programs and these programs are competitive. Admissions to degrees covered by a UAA are not guaranteed.
For more information on the CAA, UAA, and other College Transfer Articulation Agreements, visit the North Carolina Community College System’s website.
In addition to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and Uniform Articulation Agreements (UAA), ACC has articulation agreements to specific colleges & universities to ensure a seamless transfer experience. For more information regarding these agreements, please visit the Special Transfer Agreements page.