North Carolina Community Colleges Articulation Agreements

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

Statewide Articulation Agreements

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

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

UNCW 4 Year Baccalaureate Degree Plans

UNCW Equivalents of Transfer Courses

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  

Uniform Articulation Agreement (Associate in Early Childhood)

The Early Childhood Education Articulation Agreement  is a statewide academic progression agreement that will promote educational advancement opportunities for early childhood education (ECE) students matriculating from the North Carolina Community College System to the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina in order to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Birth-Kindergarten teaching licensure program or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related Early Education non-licensure program. 

Uniform Articulation Agreement RN to BSN Programs

The  Uniform Articulation Agreement promotes educational advancement opportunities for registered nurses moving between North Carolina Community Colleges and the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina in order to complete Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Uniform Articulation Agreements (Associate in Fine Arts)

UNCW has agreed to honor the  Uniform Articulation Agreement Between the UNC System BFA Programs and the NCCCS AFA in Visual Arts in respect to its existing Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art.  A template for specific course articulation can be found  here.  Some University Studies requirements will remain for students enrolling in connection with this agreement.

Institutional/Individual Agreements

Brunswick Community College

  • Associate in Applied Science – Aquaculture Technology to BS Marine Biology
  • Associate of Applied Science Health & Fitness Science to BS Exercise Science

Cape Fear Community College

Carteret Community College

Central Carolina Community College

Central Piedmont Community College

 Fayetteville Technical Community College

 Southwestern Community College