Transfer from COA to a Four-Year College or University
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 students to transfer with junior-level status after two years of study in almost any academic or pre-professional field.
COA prepares students for the rigors of four-year colleges and universities. According to University of North Carolina (UNC) Transfer Student Performance Report data, approximately 100 COA students transfer to a UNC system university each year. On average, these transfer students earn a higher GPA at universities than the students who started out there. For historical and current data, visit the UNC Data Dashboard for transfer students.
Statewide comprehensive articulation agreements govern the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and all NC public universities as well as many NC private colleges and universities. These agreements provide certain assurances to transferring students
Courses for these degrees are articulated through the CAA, which identifies courses that are appropriate for transfer as the general education core and pre-major elective courses required to complete a four-year degree. In order for courses to transfer under these agreements, students must earn a “C” or higher. The specific courses that transfer to the UNC system and other colleges are listed on the CAA course list.
Planning for Transfer
It is important to meet with your transfer advisor at COA in order to develop an academic course plan that matches the transfer admissions and major course requirements at your chosen four-year college or university. Transfer Degree plans have been developed at each North Carolina public university to assist North Carolina community college students with choosing appropriate coursework to meet university requirements.
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). 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.
In addition to the statewide transfer degrees, COA offers several other degrees which transfer to specific four-year, public universities which offer the programs. These programs are governed by various state Uniform Articulation Agreements (UAA).
COA has also developed local bilateral agreements with several individual colleges and universities to support transfer and other special opportunities
252-335-0821 ext. 2362
The ECSU and COA Co-Admission Agreement is designed to improve transfer student access and success through a collaborative baccalaureate degree program. Qualified COA students completing an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Fine Arts degree will have their ECSU application fees waived and are guaranteed admission to ECSU majors and programs of study. This agreement also enables COA students to have access to the ECSU library online resources, programming through the Office of Student Activities and Organizations at ECSU, and NCCCS Event Days on ECSU’s campus.
Health and Fitness Science
The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Fitness and Wellness is a four-year collegiate program designed to prepare students for opportunities in professional careers and/or graduate school. COA students in the Associate in Applied Science degree program in Health and Fitness Science may transfer into the baccalaureate degree program in Kinesiology at ECSU with a concentration in Fitness and Wellness.
252-335-0821 ext. 2260
252-335-0821 ext. 2306
252-335-0821 ext. 2304
252-335-0821 ext. 2999
Complete your four-year degree in business at the Dare County Campus through NCWC. To learn more, contact the NCWC Office of Adult Studies.
252-473-2264 ext. 224
Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU) Partnership
Complete your four-year degree through VWU upon successful completion of an associate degree. Admission to VWU will be guaranteed for individuals who earn an associate degree from COA with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher based on all college-level work attempted.
252-335-0821 ext. 2256
Transfer Admissions and Scholarships
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.
For more information about transferring to a UNC system school or an independent college or university in North Carolina, visit the transfer pages below.
For information about scholarships for transferring students, visit your intended college or university website and the COA Transfer Scholarship information web page.
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