College Transfer

Are you interested in transferring to a 4-year university? SCC can help you!

Which SCC majors transfer?

If you plan to continue your education after receiving your associate degree, Southeastern Community College offers two transfer degrees: Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS).

Associate in Art, A.A.

This degree program provides a general education for students who wish to continue their studies at a four-year institution. It promotes a comprehensive view of the liberal arts with an appropriate balance of knowledge in the humanities, fine arts, mathematics, natural sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.

Associate in Science, A.S.

This degree program provides a concentration in mathematics and physical and life sciences. While this program emphasizes critical analysis and the judgmental skills inherent in the disciplines of science and mathematics, the curriculum also promotes an understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities.

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Teacher Preparation

The Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation and the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degrees are designed so students can complete their first two years at SCC and then transfer to a university to complete their bachelor’s degree in education, which is a requirement to become a certified teacher.

How Do I Transfer?

The University of North Carolina system has established Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) to enter any UNC system school. SCC offers three options to meet the minimum course requirements for transfer:

  • Graduate with an AA or AS degree
  • Complete the 44-hour general education transfer core as described in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).
  • Complete six semester hours each of English, math, science, social science, and foreign language with a grade of “C” or better in each course.

If you have any questions about your admissibility to the UNC institution(s) you are considering, contact the admissions office of the college or university directly.

University recruiters periodically visit SCC. Please check with the SCC Student Services for a schedule. For more information, please contact or 910.788.6327.

What is the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and why is it important to me?

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between N. C. community colleges and N. C. public universities. There are also many private colleges and universities in North Carolina that endorse the CAA. The CAA specifies courses that will satisfy pre-major and general education requirements and identifies community college courses that are appropriate for transfer. Students may view SCC courses approved for transfer in the college catalog. An asterisk (*) following a course title indicates the course is considered transferable under the CAA and ICAA to four-year institutions. Two asterisks (**) following a course title indicates the course is universally transferable to all UNC institutions as part of the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC). Earning a C or better grade in a UGETC course, guarantees the transferability of that specific course, regardless of whether or not the student completes the transfer degree.

When should I begin the transition for my bachelor’s degree?

To begin the transfer process, talk to an SCC student services staff member or your advisor as soon as you start taking classes. Next, research different colleges or universities in which you may be interested. Find out their admissions requirements and schedule visits to see the campuses firsthand. Students may research N. C. colleges and universities online at Also see university transfer plans on the University of North Carolina  and the NC Independent Colleges and University websites. Following application to a four-year institution, you will need to request official transcripts from your high school and SCC, as well as any other colleges previously attended. See the SCC student services staff for transfer assistance.

SCC Partnerships for University Transfer

East Carolina University – Pirate Promise

Pirate Promise is a transfer program agreement with ECU and SCC. Students in their first year of coursework at SCC may apply to ECU for Pirate Promise. Accepted students are guaranteed admission to ECU after completing an approved associate degree. See the link above for qualifications and application instructions.

Gardner-Webb University – Transfer Admission Promise

Transfer Admission Promise (TAP) is a guaranteed transfer admission agreement with Gardner-Webb University. Under the agreement, SCC graduates who complete Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science or Associate in General Education degrees will be guaranteed admission to GWU.

 UNC Pembroke – BraveStep

BraveStep creates a pathway for prospective UNCP students to begin their college career at SCC and transfer to UNCP after completing required credits. Selected applicants will be co-admitted to UNCP and SCC and will receive academic advising from both institutions while at SCC. Students will be required to complete the regular UNCP application process.

UNC Wilmington – Pathway to Excellence

Pathway to Excellence is a guaranteed admission program for SCC students completing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5. UNCW will provide a Transfer Student Success Advisor to meet with SCC students throughout each semester to help them create a transfer path and will provide an application fee waiver event each spring on the SCC campus.

NOTE: Guaranteed admission to a university does not constitute admission to a specific program.

Spring 2021 University Visits

Appalachian State University Virtual Open House

ASU’s Virtual Open House will allow you and your family to participate in conversations with faculty about academic programs, chat with admissions counselors and housing representatives, see panel discussions about student life, and more. Register.

East Carolina University College of Education: Partnership Teach

Partnership Teach is an online degree completion model offered by ECU’s College of Education. Students interested in a four-year degree in elementary education, middle grades education, or special education may learn more about this opportunity. Register.

Drop-in web-chat conversations Monday-Thursday from 9 AM-4 PM

Virtual Options to learn more about ECU’s Partnership Teach program:

Online live drop-in webchat conversations Monday – Thursday from 9am – 4pm. 

Online Virtual Open House informational sessions, several upcoming dates.  

Email directly at

Email directly at

Fayetteville State University Information Sessions

FSU’s Admissions Team is hosting Virtual Information Sessions just for SCC students! You’re invited to join to learn more about FSU’s transfer admissions process and their affordable programs. Register for a session.

Attend either Tuesday, March 2, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. OR Wednesday, April 14, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Once you have successfully registered, a reminder email and the Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the session.

FSU is hosting a Spring Open House Event on March 27, 2021. Spring Open House will be a virtual event from 11am-1:30pm followed by an optional drive thru campus tour experience starting at 2pm. Learn more.

UNC Charlotte

Live Virtual Transfer Information Sessions/Virtual Visits are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. This includes a 60-minute session with an admissions presentation specific to transfer students, followed by a student-led campus “Walking” tour, and ending with Q&A. Go to “Transfer Info Session + Virtual Campus Tour.” Register.

Virtual Information Sessions, Tours, & Events

Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University (1-1 chats)

Appalachian State University (virtual transfer sessions)

East Carolina University

ECU Pirate Promise 

ECU Honors College

ECU – Teacher Education

ECU’s Partnership Teach Program – March 4 at 4 PM

High Point University


NCSU – College of Education


UNC-Charlotte (weekly live transfer information sessions)



UNCW Honors College

Western Carolina University


Appalachian State University



Schedule an appointment

UNC Pembroke


UNC Wilmington

Schedule an appointment

Note: The above virtual opportunities were scheduled/provided by university representatives who contacted SCC’s Student Services office. Information for virtual opportunities at other four-year institutions may be found on all college/university websites.


Julia Roberts


(910) 788-6327

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