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Transfer from COA

Transfer from COA to a Four-Year University

Open Houses and Application Deadlines

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) college transfer program is designed to meet the two-year general education requirements of four-year colleges and universities. The curriculum is broad-based, allowing you to transfer with junior-level status after two years of study in almost any academic or pre-professional field.

COA offers two college transfer programs — the Associate in Arts (AA) and the Associate in Science (AS). Courses are articulated through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and transfer to any University of North Carolina (UNC) system university as well as most private colleges in North Carolina.

The CAA identifies courses that are appropriate for transfer as the general education core and pre-major elective courses required to complete a four-year degree. The specific courses that transfer to the UNC system and other colleges are listed on the CAA course list, which includes Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC), general education (Gen Ed) and pre-major elective courses.

UGETC courses are those that you would complete in your first year and are guaranteed to transfer without completing an AA or AS degree. Gen Ed courses can be either UGETC courses or those that meet the general education requirements for a four-year degree. Pre-major elective courses are any courses other than UGETC or Gen Ed that will apply to your major at a UNC system university or four-year college. It’s important to meet with your transfer advisor before beginning your second year in order to develop an academic course plan that matches the transfer admissions and major course requirements at your chosen four-year college.

The CAA enables graduates of the AA and AS degree programs to transfer with junior status to constituent UNC institutions or private colleges that endorsed the CAA. Most of the UNC system universities require you to transfer with a minimum of 30 semester hours. Articulation agreements for the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) and several Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs have been developed with Elizabeth City State University, East Carolina University and other UNC system universities.

CAA Course Listing (UNC system)

Steps to Transferring to a Four-Year College

1 Choose a Field of Study

Most colleges and universities have prerequisites and requirements (based on major) that should be completed during your first two years at COA, so it’s important to choose your major as soon as possible. If you’re still undecided about your major, please contact Career Services.

2 Research Colleges and Universities

Explore the links below for transfer information, tour the colleges and universities that interest you, and speak with admissions counselors about program requirements (especially if you have transfer credits from other academic institutions, and CLEP or AP credit).

3 Submit your Application Early

The transfer admissions deadlines for most colleges are March 1 for fall and Sep. 1 for spring. Some colleges including UNC Chapel Hill and NC State have earlier deadlines. UNC Chapel Hill (all majors) and North Carolina State Engineering only accept transfer students for the fall semester. You’ll need to meet all admissions requirements at the time of application.

Transfer Admissions

The transfer admission requirements of four-year colleges vary, but most require a minimum number of transferable credits, a minimum grade-point average (GPA), and specific course work in general education areas such as English and college-level math.

UNC Transfer Admissions

Transfer students who haven’t completed the UNC minimum course requirements (MCR) in high school may qualify for admission to UNC system universities in one of the following ways:

  • Complete an AA or AS degree from a North Carolina community college.
  • Complete six transferable credit hours in each of the following areas: English, mathematics, science, social science and foreign language.

By meeting the UNC MCR in high school, you can transfer at any time but may have to compete for admission as a first-year student if you have fewer than 30 transferable credit hours.

Visit the following transfer admission web pages to learn more about four-year colleges and universities that endorse the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), as well as each college’s specific transfer admission policies, transfer course equivalencies, and program or major requirements. Most of these colleges also allow you to apply online.

Each UNC system university offers transfer pathways to assist you with choosing your classes at College of The Albemarle (COA). For college-specific scholarship information, refer to each college’s web page. For other scholarships, visit our college transfer scholarships web page.

Complete your four-year degree in business at the Dare Campus through North Carolina Wesleyan College. To learn more, contact the Office of Adult Studies on the Dare County Campus.

Matthew Hasket
252-473-2264 ext. 224
mhaskett@ncwc.edu

Out-of-state and North Carolina colleges that have not signed on to the CAA will still transfer credits from COA in accordance with our regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Some of these colleges have selective admissions and may require essays, letters of recommendation, and SAT and ACT scores. All of these colleges will transfer completed COA courses on a course-by-course basis. Please check with each college’s transfer admissions advisor regarding transfer course equivalencies.

Transfer Rate and Success at the UNC System Universities

COA students have successfully transferred to four-year colleges since the first graduating class of 1962. According to the UNC Transfer Student Performance Report (which reflects the number and quality of COA students transferring to the UNC System), in 2011, 73 COA students transferred to a UNC system university and earned an average GPA of 2.94 after attending for one year. Visit the UNC transfer student performance reports web page for more information.

Please contact a advisor for more information and assistance with transferring.

UNC Transfer Student Performance Reports

Open Houses/Application Deadlines

Appalachian State University

Open house: to be announced
Application deadlines: rolling admissions

East Carolina University

Open house: to be announced
Application deadlines: to be announced

Elizabeth City State University

Open house: call or complete online form to schedule a visit
Application deadlines: to be announced

Fayetteville State University

Open house: complete an online form to schedule a visit
Application deadlines: to be announced

North Carolina A&T University

Open house: campus tours run Monday – Friday
Application deadlines: to be announced

North Carolina Central University

Open house: group tours, Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., call for individual tour
Application deadlines: to be announced

North Carolina School of the Arts

Open house: to be announced
Application deadlines: Apply by a set of priority dates

North Carolina State University

Open house: to be announced
Application deadlines: to be announced

UNC-Asheville

Open house: to be announced
Application deadlines: to be announced

UNC-Chapel Hill

Open house: complete an online form to schedule a visit
Application deadlines: to be announced

UNC- Charlotte

Open house: to be announced
Applications deadlines: to be announced

UNC-Greensboro

Open house: to be announced
Application deadlines: to be announced

UNC Pembroke

Open house: to be announced
Application deadlines: to be announced

UNC Wilmington

Open house: to be announced
Application deadlines: to be announced

Western Carolina University

Open house: to be announced
Application deadlines: to be announced

Winston-Salem University

Open house: to be announced
Application deadlines: to be announced

Barton

Open house: to be announced
Application deadline: not listed

Belmont Abbey College

Open house: contact college to arrange a visit
Application deadline: rolling admissions

Bennett College

Open house: to be announced
Admissions deadline: not listed

Brevard College

Open house: Saturday are scheduled visitation days. May also call for individual tour.
Admissions deadline: not listed

Campbell University

Open house: to be announced
Application deadline: rolling admissions

Catawba College

Open house: to be announced
Application deadline: rolling admissions

Chowan University

Open house: tours offered Monday – Friday
Application deadline: not listed

Gardner Webb University

Open house: tours offered Monday – Friday
Application deadline: not listed

Johnson C. Smith University

Open house: contact college to arrange a visit
Application deadline: rolling admissions

Livingstone College

Open house: contact college to arrange a visit
Application deadline: not listed

Mars Hill University

Open house: contact college to arrange a visit
Application deadline: not listed

Meredith College

Open house: to be announced
Application deadline: to be announced

Montreat College

Open house: tours offered Monday – Friday
Application deadline: not listed

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Open house: register online
Application deadline: rolling admissions

Pfeiffer University

Open house: contact college to arrange a visit
Application deadline: rolling admissions

Queens University of Charlotte

Open house: contact college to arrange a visit
Application deadlines: to be announced

Saint Augustine’s University

Open house: tours offered Monday-Friday.
Application deadline: not listed

St. Andrews

Open house: to be announced
Application deadline: not listed

Shaw University

Open house: contact college to arrange a visit
Application deadline: not listed

University of Mount Olive

Open house: tours offered Monday – Friday
Application deadline: not listed

Warren Wilson College

Open House: contact college to arrange a visit
Application deadlines: rolling admissions

William Peace University

Open house: tours offered Monday – Friday, Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Application deadline: not listed

Wingate University

Open house: contact college to arrange a visit
Application deadline: not available