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Advantages of College Transfer

  • Under the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), Rockingham Community College credits are guaranteed to transfer to any University of North Carolina school system and many private colleges.* If you plan to earn a Bachelor of Arts, Science or Fine Arts degree from a four-year school, beginning your educational journey at RCC offers many advantages:


    • Smaller classes allow for more interaction with instructors
    • Low tuition helps you avoid student debt
    • The availability of day, evening and online classes gives the option of working while also going to school
    • You can focus on academics without being distracted by the challenges of living on your own for the first time
    • You will enter the four-year school as a junior, having completed all your core courses, and will be able to concentrate on your chosen field of study


College Transfer Programs

  • Associate in Arts – The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students planning to pursue a four-year degree in liberal arts or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background.  

  • Associate in Science – The Associate in Science degree is designed for students planning to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, the sciences, or professional programs that require strong backgrounds in mathematics and science.

  • Associate in Fine Arts – The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree, with a concentration in Visual Arts, is designed for students who wish to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs to complete a Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) degree or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in Art.  The program has a concentration in the studio arts which includes courses in two and three dimensional design, drawing, painting, and ceramics.  

  • Associate in General Education Nursing - The Associate in General Education (AGE)-Nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate in Nursing degree and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing.

Other College Transfer Resources


The University of North Carolina System
College Foundation of North Carolina Transfer Guide
North Carolina Community College Transfer Guide

  • * The CAA addresses the admission of community college graduates to UNC institutions and transfer of credits between institutions within the North Carolina Community College System and institutions withinThe University of North Carolina. The CAA assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions with the following stipulations:


    • Admission is not assured to a specific campus, specific program, or major.

    • Students must have graduated from a North Carolina community college with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree.

    • Students must meet all requirements of the CAA.

    • Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the college from which they 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 they apply.

    • Students must meet all application requirements at the receiving institution including the submission of all required documentation by stated deadlines.