Transfer Credit Policies

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

The North Carolina General Assembly, the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina, and the State Board of Community Colleges are committed to the simplification of transfer of credits for students and thus facilitating their educational progress as they pursue associate or baccalaureate degrees within and among public post-secondary institutions in North Carolina. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between N.C. community colleges and public universities in North Carolina, and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students, providing certain assurances to the transferring student by identifying community college courses that are appropriate for transfer as electives, and specifying courses that will satisfy pre-major and general education requirements.
Based on initial transfer to UNCG, students who earn the A.A. or A.S. degree from a North Carolina community college and earned grades of C (2.0) or better will be eligible for 60 semester hours of credit, junior standing, and will have met General Education Core (GEC) requirements. Students who complete the General Education transfer core (44 semester hours), but do not complete the A.A. or A.S. degree also will have met General Education Core (GEC) requirements. Students who earn D grades in the A.A. or A.S. program may or may not be admitted as juniors, but will not have GEC waived.

Transfer Credit and Credit Limit

UNCG is accredited by and will accept transfer credit from schools accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Colleges and universities outside of the SACS region must have accreditation from the appropriate regional accrediting agency for the transfer credit to be accepted.

Transfer credit to be awarded is determined by the quality as well as the quantity of the student’s previous college work. Course work completed with a grade of C-, D+, D, or D- will not transfer. Transfer courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

The sum total of transfer credit hours from two-year college(s), extension, or correspondence courses that may be applied toward an undergraduate degree may not exceed 64 semester hours. No combination of 2Plus and transfer/extension credit may exceed 64 semester hours on the student’s transfer equivalency worksheet.

The university’s Repeated Course policy (see the Credit Regulations and Limits topic in the Academic Regualations & Policies section of the Undergraduate Bulletin) applies to transfer credit. If a course or its equivalent is taken more than once for credit and is not repeatable for credit, credit will be applied toward degree requirements only once. In the case of duplicate transfer credit, only the first instance in which credit can be awarded will remain on the UNCG academic record.

Current UNCG policy stipulates that courses completed in technical, vocational, or professional programs at community colleges or courses from technical colleges or proprietary institutions cannot be accepted in transfer, unless they are part of a 2Plus Program. These programs give students with articulated Associate in Applied Science degrees access to a limited number of degrees at UNCG.

Extension Credit

UNCG extension credit, earned either on or off campus, will be considered transfer credit for admission purposes. Up to 64 semester hours in extension and/or correspondence credits may be applied to completion of work for an undergraduate degree. Academic departments may establish such course and credit limitations in acceptance of extension credit as may be required by specific degree programs.

Although UNCG extension credit is treated as transfer credit at the time of admission, it will be thereafter considered “Residence” credit for degree certification purposes.

Physical Education Credit Limit Policy

Any UNCG student may earn up to twelve (12) hours of elective credit in physical education activity courses to apply toward graduation.

Credit for Military Training

Elective credit for military training may be awarded where UNCG has comparable courses and upon receipt of an official American Council of Education transcript.