Comprehensive Articulation Agreement


Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)

Between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students. The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student; for example:

  • Assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions (Transfer Assured Admissions Policy)
  • Enables NC community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the University of NC to transfer with junior status.

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science

  • The Associate in Arts (A10100) (AA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background.
  • The Associate in Science (A10400) (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, the sciences, or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds.

For students who began classes in Fall 2014 or later:

2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)

Transfer Course List

For students who began classes prior to Fall 2014:

  • Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (Prior to 2014)
  • Transfer Course List (Prior to 2014)
  • NC Public College and Universities that participate in the CAA
  • Appalachian State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • UNC Asheville
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • UNC Charlotte
  • UNC Greensboro
  • UNC Pembroke
  • UNC Wilmington
  • UNC School of the Arts
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston-Salem State University

 

Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA)

The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education at an NCICU Signatory Institution. The ultimate goal of this agreement is the seamless articulation from the community college to the NCICU institution with minimal loss of credit or repetition of work.

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science

  • The Associate in Arts (A10100) (AA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background.

  • The Associate in Science (A10400) (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, the sciences, or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds.

Transfer Course List

The Transfer Course List contains a list of courses accepted for transfer between the NC Community College System and the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. For current information on course offerings, please contact the individual community college.

NC Private Colleges and Universities that participate in the ICAA

  • Barton College
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Bennett College
  • Brevard College*
  • Campbell University
  • Chowan University
  • Gardner-Webb University*
  • Greensboro College*
  • Guilford College
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Livingstone College
  • Mars Hill University
  • Meredith College
  • Methodist University
  • Montreat College
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Salem College
  • Shaw University
  • St. Andrews University
  • University of Mount Olive
  • Warren Wilson College
  • William Peace University
  • Wingate University*

 

* indicates colleges and universities that signed the ICAA in November 2015. Their participation will be effective beginning with the 2016-17 academic year.