Community College Transfer Credit Partnerships

NC Community College Transfer Credit Partnerships

North Carolina Wesleyan University partners with select NC Community Colleges to offer excellent transfer opportunities for students. Our Community College Transfer Credit Partnerships include articulation agreements with over 35 institutions in North Carolina.

Students who receive their associate degree at any of these colleges will be eligible to transfer to Wesleyan with junior standing. The remaining degree requirements for these students depend on previous courses completed and the student’s major selection at Wesleyan. Students who are interested in transferring to Wesleyan under this program should contact the North Carolina Wesleyan University Admissions Office or the Adult Degree Program Office.

As a member of the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, NC Wesleyan University accepts 60 hours from all NC Community Colleges and follows the Universal General Education Transfer Course (UGETC) list. In addition to the statewide agreement, NCWU has individual transfer agreements with the following Community Colleges for their associate-level programs and provides pathways that allow students to transfer in 60-75 credit hours from their 2-year program.

The number of credits depends on the specific college agreement and the associate degree completed. For all agreements, NC Community College associate degree graduates receive automatic acceptance in Wesleyan’s Adult & Professional Studies program. See below for the list of colleges and specific agreements with each one. Wesleyan’s community college transfer credit partnerships are designed to allow students a simple pathway to getting their 4-year degree.

Articulation Agreements FAQs

What is an Articulation Agreement?

Articulation agreements are arrangements between NCWU and other colleges and universities to offer college credit for coursework completed. An articulation agreement specifies the terms of the partnership and what is necessary for a student to transfer.

What if the community college that I am attending is not listed as a partner institution?

This website only lists our current articulation agreements and transfer opportunities. If you do not see your college listed, you should visit your advisor to find out more information about transferring to NCWU.

List of Community College Partners & Transfer Agreements

60-hour Agreements
NCWU has a Community College 60-hour transfer pathway for students at the below North Carolina community colleges that includes 60 hours of transfer credit towards the total requirement of 120 hours.

75-hour Agreements
NCWU has a Community College 75-hour transfer pathway for all community college students at the below-participating community colleges. Adheres to the CAA agreement for Associate of Arts and Associate of Science graduates.

This agreement provides an enhanced transfer credit policy for Associate of Applied Science graduates. AAS students can transfer in an additional 15 hours, on top of their AAS curriculum credits of 60 hours. The additional 15 hours can only be in general education requirements. Benefit – applies for all AAS credits directly towards 120 bachelor’s degree required hours but further reduces remaining credits needed at NCWU by allowing the additional 15 hours.

Best Case Examples – Without an agreement, the student transfers 60 hours and has 60 hours remaining. With the agreement, the student transfers 75 hours and has 45 hours remaining.

College Type of  Transfer Agreement
Alamance Community College 60-75 Hours
Beaufort County Community College (office on campus) 60-75 Hours
Bladen Community College 60 Hours
Blue Ridge Community College Criminal Justice*
60 Hours
Brunswick Community College 60-75 Hours
Cape Fear Community College (office on campus) 60-75 Hours
Central Carolina Community College 60 Hours
Cleveland Community College Criminal Justice*
60 Hours
College of the Albemarle 60-75 Hours
Craven Community College (office on campus) 60-75 Hours
Durham Technical Community College 60-75 Hours
Edgecombe Community College 60-75 Hours
Forsyth Technical Community College (office on campus) 60 Hours
Isothermal Community College Criminal Justice*
60 Hours
James Sprunt Community College 60 Hours
Johnston Community College 60-75 Hours
Louisburg Community College 60 Hours
Martin Community College 60 Hours
Mayland Community College Criminal Justice*
60 Hours
McDowell Technical Community College 60-75 Hours
Nash Community College 60-75 Hours
Pamlico Community College 60-75 Hours
Piedmont Community College 60-75 Hours
Pitt Community College (office on campus) 60-75 Hours
Randolph Community College Criminal Justice*
60 Hours
Richmond Community College Criminal Justice*
60 Hours
Robeson Community College 60 Hours
Sampson Community College Criminal Justice*
60 Hours
South Piedmont Community College 60-75 Hours
Southwestern Community College 60-75 Hours
Stanly Community College 60-75 Hours
Vance-Granville Community College 60-75 Hours
Wake Tech Community College 60-75 Hours
Wayne Community College (office on campus) 60-75 Hours
Western Piedmont Community College 60-75 Hours
Wilson Community College 60-75 Hours

*Criminal Justice Pathway
Provides a pathway for NC community college Criminal Justice majors to the undergraduate Criminal Justice program at NCWU. 60 transfer credits.

BSN Articulation Agreement
Community College RN students can follow the block plan that allows them to take additional general education courses that are not required of the RN but are needed at the BSN level. It allows RN graduates to transfer up to 86 hours from a community college.

Elementary Education Articulation Agreement

An Articulation Guide that lists colleges and universities in North Carolina with codes and indicates a Universal General Education Transfer Component Course (UGETC) list. Courses are accepted for transfer between the NC Community College System and the University of North Carolina. For current information on course offerings, please contact the individual community college.

For more information on how community colleges can partner with NCWU and offer special tuition rates to their employees, contact Katie Farrell @