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.

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.

College Transfer Fair 2020

Registration has begun for the Virtual Transfer Tour and College Exploration event, to be held October 19 to November 6! The transfer fair is free for all community college students and provides opportunities for students to ask questions about majors, financial aid, residency life, scholarships, transfer requirements, and more!

Register for a panel discussion or college information session.

University Virtual Visits


East Carolina University

Free Application Week: ECU will be participating in the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) Free Application Week (two weeks this year!) and will be waiving application fees for transfer applicants. Transfer applicants will apply through their Navigator account and will not be asked for an application payment during October 19 til 5 p.m. on October 30. For more information, go to ECU’s Admissions Office.

N. C. A&T

NC A&T will waive application fees for N. C. transfer students October 19-30, 2020. Plus, join recruiters from N. C. A&T on October 19th at 7 p.m. for more information on their transfer opportunities.

Date: October 19
Time: 7 p.m.
For more information, please call 1-800-443-8964.

UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte invites you to a virtual webinar available only to prospective transfer students on October 22, beginning at 4 p.m. The Undergraduate Admissions Office will begin with a presentation and then there will be break-out sessions for your specific major. Attend this webinar to get answers to all your UNC Charlotte transfer questions.

Date: October 22
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Once you register, a link will be sent to you for this virtual meeting.

North Carolina State University

NCSU invites you to a special virtual event! A presentation normally only offered at NCSU will be available to SCC students on October 27, 12-1 p.m. This will be a one-hour virtual session, with a 45-minute presentation followed by questions from you. Please register at the link below to receive log-in information.

Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 12-1 p.m.


Join BraveNation! Learn more about UNC Pembroke’s online and on campus programs at this virtual presentation and Q&A session just for SCC students.
Date: October 27
Time: 4-5 p.m.

Appalachian State University

App State is hosting an online event, Mountaineer Fusion, on Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00pm! This one-time event will give high school seniors, transfer students, and their families a closer look at App State through discussion-based sessions.
Participants will have the opportunity to engage with faculty, meet current students, and get all their questions answered live. Students who have not already submitted an application to ASU will receive an application fee waiver after attending this event. ASU’s application deadline is November 1 with all supporting application materials due November 15.

Date: October 27
Time: 6 p.m.


Fayetteville State University 

Visit a virtual information session with Fayetteville State University representatives to learn more about FSU’s majors, application process, deadlines and more.

Date: November 3, 2020
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 824 724 2043

Join BraveNation! Learn more about UNC Pembroke’s online and on campus programs at this virtual presentation and Q&A session just for SCC students.

Date: November 10
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Link to Register Coming Soon

Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University would like to extend an invitation to a virtual transfer fair for SCC students. You will have the opportunity to talk to WCU offices about the admissions process, transfer credits, and, if interested, about online programs.

Date: November 13
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Zoom Link

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

High Point University


NCSU – College of Education


UNC-Charlotte (weekly live transfer information sessions)



UNCW Honors College

Western Carolina University


Appalachian State University



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UNC Pembroke


UNC Wilmington

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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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