University Transfer

University Transfer Degree Programs at ACC

The University Transfer program offers five degrees that are designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete general education requirements, the first two years of courses required for a Bachelor’s degree. These degrees include the Associate in Arts; Associate in Science; Associate in Engineering, and two Associates in Fine Arts (Music and Visual Arts). Each degree requires a total of 60 semester credit hours for graduation and is transferable to any UNC institution per an articulation agreement.

Degrees Covered by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement:

  • The Associate in Arts* (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer and pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts, humanities, or social science disciplines offered at a college or university. The mathematics and science requirements for this degree are less than what are required for the Associate in Science.
  • The Associate in Science* (A.S.) degree is designed for students plan to transfer and pursue a four-year degree in a STEM field (science, technology, or mathematics) at a college or university. The mathematics and science requirements are greater than those required for the A.A. degree.

*It best to verify with a transfer counselor at the intended four-year institution whether the student’s intended major requires an A.A. or and A.S.

Degrees Covered by a Uniform Articulation Agreement:

  • The Associate in Engineering (A.E.) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer and pursue a four-year degree at a college or university in an engineering discipline. There are advanced mathematics requirements for this degree. AE graduates will meet the entrance requirements for North Carolina’s public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs.
  • The Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree has two options Music and Visual arts. These degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer and pursue a four-year degree in Music or Visual Arts. AFA in Visual Arts graduates will meet entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public universities and will meet entrance requirements for application directly to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

*It best to verify with a transfer counselor at the intended four-year institution whether the student’s intended major requires an A.A. or and A.S.

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The Reverse Transfer Program is an initiative which supports partnerships between North Carolina community colleges and universities that scale-up approaches to awarding associate’s degrees to students who transfer from community colleges to universities prior to receiving the degree.  Reverse transfer involves the transfer of courses completed at the university, which are needed to complete the AA or AS degree, back to the community college, thus making the student eligible to receive the associate’s degree from the community college.