NC Wesleyan University Forges New Community College Partnerships

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – During the Spring 2022 semester, North Carolina Wesleyan University (NCWU) signed agreements to help qualified graduates of Stanly Community College and Southwestern Community College transfer to Wesleyan. These agreements aim to provide a seamless transfer for students who enroll at Wesleyan following completion of their two-year degree at these community colleges. In addition, NCWU also reauthorized agreements with Pamlico, Durham Technical and Beaufort County Community Colleges.

These new agreements add Stanly Community College and Southwestern Community College to a list of over 40 other colleges and community colleges throughout North Carolina that have a transfer partnership with NCWU.

“North Carolina Wesleyan University has been a leader in the state in partnering with NC community colleges. Our generous transfer policies, positive relationships with community college personnel and a seamless admissions process for AA, AS and AAS students are some of the ways we support our community college graduates throughout the state. We are excited about these latest partnerships with Stanly Community College and Southwestern Community College,” stated Katie Farrell, Associate Dean of Strategy, Partnerships & Assessment.

These agreements will enhance and expand the educational opportunities of Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science graduates by offering community college graduates access to the benefits of the Wesleyan Works program, pre-admission advising, generous transfer credit and a clear definition of the transfer of courses from the student’s community college to NC Wesleyan. These Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) allow Associate in Applied Science students to transfer an additional 15 hours of general education credits for a total of 75 transfer credits.

Students who graduate from one of Wesleyan’s community college partners and transfer under this agreement may select any of NCWU’s programs of study or transfer to the University’s Adult and Professional Studies program, taking advantage of the Wesleyan Works transfer pathway. Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be in good academic standing. The agreement brings NC Wesleyan within the reach of community college students who may not have otherwise been able to attend the University.

Wesleyan Works is a transfer program designed for community college students who plan to continue their education at NC Wesleyan. Students who participate in Wesleyan Works will have access to academic advising and financial aid counseling through NC Wesleyan, as well as access to events on the University’s main campus. The program is ideal for students who would like to attend NC Wesleyan’s evening or online programs. To learn more about the program, visit

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