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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 intended for students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background. This program is also recommended for students who are unsure of their academic major as it provides a diversified foundation of courses.

  • Associate in Science – The Associate in Science degree is intended for students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in natural science, mathematics, or engineering. Students planning to pursue careers in medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry may also choose the Associate in Science degree.

  • Associate in Fine Arts – The Associate in Fine Arts degree is recommended for students who plan to transfer to senior colleges or universities to continue study in areas leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Art Education. The program has a concentration in the studio arts, which includes courses in 2 and 3 dimensional design, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and computer art.

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.