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Transfer Admission - Articulation Agreements

UNCW maintains several articulation agreements with institutions around the nation which may assist students in their pursuit of an education at the university.

North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credit between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the public universities that make up the University of North Carolina System.

This agreement establishes college transfer courses that are accepted by all UNC System institutions from all 58 NC community colleges. Students who complete the degree requirements will have certain guarantees that credits earned will transfer to UNCW.

Transfer Credit Equivalents NOTE: For North Carolina community colleges, please choose "North Carolina," then select your specific institution. 

UNCW Bilateral Articulation Agreement

Transfer students who have obtained an Associate of Arts, Science or Fine Arts degree with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in transferable, college-level coursework from one of the community colleges listed below will obtain the following benefits upon their acceptance to UNCW:

  • considered to have fulfilled all UNCW’s Lower-Level University Studies Requirements, with the exception of Foreign Language (as set forth in the UNCW Undergraduate Catalogue) as well as upper division and major specific general education requirements.
  • be admitted to UNCW at junior-level status, provided all other conditions for admission are satisfied.

Admission to the university does not constitute admission to a professional school or specific program.

Bilateral Articulation Agreement Members
Alamance CC Fayetteville Tech CC
Asheville-Buncombe Tech CC James Sprunt CC
Bladen CC Lenoir CC
Brunswick CC Pitt CC
Cape Fear CC Sampson CC
Carteret CC Southeastern CC
Coastal Carolina CC Wake Tech CC
Craven CC Wayne CC
Durham Tech CC  

Aquaculture Technology Articulation Agreement

UNCW has an articulation agreement in place with Brunswick Community College and Carteret Community College governing the transfer of credit between the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Aquaculture Technology and Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology.

Applicants must have earned the AAS in Aquaculture Technology with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and must declare their major at UNCW to be Marine Biology. If the major is changed, applicants will lose the Aquaculture Technology credit. The AAS in Aquaculture Technology DOES NOT satisfy UNCW’s University Studies requirements and students must make sure they do so in order to fulfill UNCW’s graduation requirements.

For more information on this agreement, please contact the faculty listed below:

Early Childhood Education Articulation Agreement

UNCW has an articulation agreement in place with the institutions listed below governing the transfer of credit between the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Arts degree in Education of Young Children. 

Applicants must have earned the AAS in Early Childhood Education with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and must declare their major at UNCW to be Education of Young Children. If the major is changed, applicants will lose the Early Childhood Education credit. The AAS in Early Childhood Education DOES NOT satisfy UNCW’s University Studies requirements and students must make sure they do so in order to fulfill UNCW’s graduation requirements.

For more information on this agreement, please contact the faculty listed below:

Jale Aldemir

UNCW - Assoc Professor - Watson School of Education
910 962 2919

Early Childhood Education Agreement Members
Alamance CC Isothermal CC
Beaufort CC James Sprunt CC
Bladen CC Martin CC
Blue Ridge CC Mayland CC
Brunswick CC Mitchell CC
Caldwell CC and Tech Institute Nash CC
Cape Fear CC Pamlico CC
Carteret CC Piedmont CC
Catawba Valley CC Pitt CC
Central Carolina CC Richmond CC
Central Piedmont CC Robeson CC
College of the Albemarle Rockingham CC
Craven CC Sampson CC
Davidson County CC Southeastern CC
Durham Tech CC Stanly CC
Forsyth Tech CC Surry CC
Gaston College Tri-County CC
Guilford Tech CC Wake Tech CC
Halifax CC Wayne CC
Haywood CC Wilkes CC

Fine Arts – Music Emphasis Articulation Agreement

UNCW has an articulation agreement in place with Central Piedmont Community College governing the transfer of credit between the Associate in Fine Arts – Music Emphasis and either the Bachelor of Arts in Music or Bachelor of Music in Music Education.

Applicants must have earned the AFA – Music Emphasis and must meet all admission requirements for UNCW. Concurrent with the university admissions process, students must complete a formal audition with the Department of Music and be accepted into the music major. Theory placement and piano proficiency exams may also be required as part of the admissions process. Students must meet the residency and graduation requirements of the UNCW Department of Music according to their catalog of entry.


For more information on this agreement, please contact the faculty listed below:

  • Dr. Craig Bove – Central Piedmont CC Chair - Music
    704.330.6757

  • Dr. Frank Bongiorno, UNCW Chair - Music
    910.962.3390

Health and Fitness Science Articulation Agreement

UNCW has an articulation agreement in place with Brunswick Community College and Central Carolina Community College governing the transfer of credit between the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health and Fitness Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science.

Applicants must have earned the AAS in Health and Fitness Science and must declare their major at UNCW to be Exercise Science. If the major is changed, applicants will lose the benefits of this agreement. The AAS in Health and Fitness Science DOES NOT satisfy UNCW’s University Studies requirements. Students must make sure they fulfill UNCW’s University Studies requirements in order to meet all graduation requirements.

For more information on this agreement, please contact the faculty listed below:

  • Dr. Carl Bryan – Central Carolina CC Director - Health and Fitness Science
    919-718-7554

  • Dr. Walter Shaw, Brunswick CC Chairman - Health and Fitness Science 
    910.755.7300

  • Dr. Wayland Tseh, UNCW Program Coordinator – Exercise Science 
    910.962.2484