Reverse Transfer Policy

This program awards an associate degree to students who previously attended a NC community college and earned at least 16 community college course credits. Students will earn their associate degree while completing courses for a baccalaureate degree at the four year institution.

Students who transfer to a North Carolina university from one of the 58 North Carolina community colleges are given the opportunity to combine the credits earned at the university with credit already earned at the community college to determine if the associate degree requirements have been met.

Students with fewer than 16 credits may receive notification about the program after logging into UNCGenie. UNC-GA and community colleges will determine student eligibility for the program. Students are responsible for opting in and the community college evaluates transcripts and awards associates degrees.

The awarding of the associates degree will vary according to how many credits the student has earned.

There is no cost to participate in the Reverse Transfer program. Students should contact their community college for fees related to printed diplomas and participating in graduation ceremonies.

Please see the official Reverse Transfer Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for eligibility and answers to all questions.

Students who participate in North Carolina’s Reverse Transfer Program and earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science will satisfy the University’s lower-level General Education Core (GEC) requirements. Requirements that are not met within this program are:

  • intermediate-level General Education Core courses
  • Writing/Speaking Intensive within the major

UNCG academic advisors can guide your completion of University degree requirements, not the degree requirements for other colleges. By participating in the program you assume responsibility to understand and meet your final associate degree requirements.