Terminology & Resources

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)
The CAA is an agreement governing transfer between the NC Community College System and the state university system that went into effect fall 1997. Under this agreement students completing Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees at community colleges, with grades of "C" or better, are able to transfer all 64 semester hours of credit to senior institutions, entering the university with junior status. Courses approved for transfer under the agreement have a statement to that effect in the course description in the college catalog.
www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/Programs/transfer-information.htm
www.northcarolina.edu/aa/articulation/index.htm
General Education Core
Part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement specifying a 44-semester hour General Education Core. Completion of these courses with grades of "C" or better, will meet the general education requirements of any state university in NC. Central Carolina offers a Transfer Diploma to meet this requirement.
Bilateral Agreements
An agreement between individual universities and specific community colleges and are designed to facilitate the transfer of students from Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs to baccalaureate degree programs.
www.cccc.edu/collegeservices/transfer-resources/agreements/files/bilateral-agreements.pdf
The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)
Website with comprehensive list of both public and private institutions in North Carolina. The website has created a "school profile" for each institution which gives quick facts, contact information, and even gives a clickable tab for institution specific information for transfer students.
www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/transfer_students.pdf
AA Curriculum Standard
The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer courses. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E.0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic computer use.
www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/sites/default/files/academic-programs/curriculum-standards/attachments/associate_in_arts_02_2014vs2.pdf
AS Curriculum Standard
The Associate in Science degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer courses. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E.0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic computer use.
www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/sites/default/files/academic-programs/curriculum-standards/attachments/associate_in_science_02_2014.pdf
AFA Curriculum Standard
The Associate in Fine Arts degree shall be granted for planned programs of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of approved college transfer courses. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E.0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.
www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/sites/default/files/academic-programs/curriculum-standards/attachments/128_afa_std.pdf
Transfer Course list
www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/sites/default/files/basic-pages/academic-programs/attachments/transfer_course_list_rev_04.23.14.pdf
The University of North Carolina
UNC is a multi-campus university composted of all 16 of North Carolina's public institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees.
www.northcarolina.edu