Transfer Pathways

Central Piedmont Community College has partnered with the 16 Public Universities of North Carolina and many North Carolina private colleges and universities to facilitate credit transfer. The following transfer options are available for students planning to transfer to one of these institutions through the state's Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

Associate in Arts (AA)
The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The components of the degree meet requirements for majors in the Liberal Arts. The degree will transfer as a block without loss of credit to many North Carolina public universities and other institutions with articulation agreements. Semester credit hours used to satisfy the AA degree will apply to university graduation requirements of the university major for which the AA is designed.

Associate in Science (AS)
The Associate in Science degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The components of the degree meet requirements for majors with more stringent mathematics and mathematics-based science programs. The degree will transfer as a block without loss of credit to many North Carolina public universities and other institutions with articulation agreements. Semester credit hours used to satisfy the AS degree will apply to university graduation requirements of the university major for which the AS is designed.

Minimum Course Requirements (MCR)
Students who do not meet freshman admissions requirements to a four year North Carolina college or university must earn a minimum of 24 or 30 transferable credits in specific courses to meet the Minimum Course Requirement. Students who did not complete their required high school units must earn credits in the following areas: English, Math, Social Science and Natural Science. Those graduating high school in 2004 or beyond must also meet a Foreign Language requirement. Students should contact senior institution for additional requirements.

**Students interested in transferring to an out-of-state institution or a private institution not under an articulation agreement will need to work with that institution on a case by case basis. The Transfer Resource Center staff is available to assist in this process.