College Transfer Counseling
HCC counselors are available to assist students with
making the transition from HCC to a four year college/university.
Counselors will provide support and assistance to students on how to
access admission information, programs of study information, costs,
transcripts, and academic advising.
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)agreement enables HCC
graduates of an Associate degree program to transfer to constituent
institutions of the University of North Carolina with junior status.
The College Transfer program at HCC is designed to meet the two-year
general education requirements of four-year colleges and universities.
The curricula allow students to complete two years of coursework which
can be transferred to numerous academic and/or pre-professional fields.
HCC offers four college transfer programs, (a) Associate in Arts, (b)
Associate in General Education, and (c) Associate in Science. These
programs are articulated to transfer to any University of North Carolina
(UNC) system university and most private colleges in North Carolina
through the Articulated program-by-program agreements for the transfer
of graduates of the Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in General
Education, and Associate in Science (AS) degree programs to public
universities have been developed with several other UNC system
Transfer Admissions to UNC System Universities
All UNC System Universities require a transfer student who did not
complete the in high school to qualify for admission in one of the following ways:
- Complete an AA and AS degree from a NC Community
- Complete the NC Community College General Education Core Requirements
(44 credits) with no grade lower than a "C"
- Complete 6 semesters of transferable hours in English, math, science,
social science, and foreign language.
- A student who will reach her/his 24th birthday by the date of
enrollment may be eligible for performance-based admission as a
Students who met the UNC minimum course requirement
in high school can transfer at any time but may have to compete for
admission as a freshman if they have less than 24 transferable credit
Transfer to a Four-Year College
- Choose the major you plan to take at the four-year college as
soon as possible as most colleges anduniversities have prerequisites or
requirements that should be completed during your first two years at
HCC. If you are not sure of a major, meet with the Counselors in the
Career and Counseling Center.
- Meet with your advisorto decide on your program of study, plan your
course of action and class schedule.
- Research the college or university that you would like to attend
- Use the Internet to explore transfer information (See college links
- Tour the college/university that interests you
- Talk to the college or university admissions counselor about program
requirements, especially if you have CLEP, AP or transfer credits from
other academic institutions.
- Check theCAA General Education Course Equivalencies (Click "University
Specific CAA General Education Course Equivalencies"
- Excel Document - UNC Universities Only
Submit your application early
Have HCC send your transcripts as soon as you apply
College Transfer Links
Below are transfer admission links of four-year
colleges and universities that endorse the North Carolina CAA. Use the
links to learn more about the college’s specific transfer admission
policies, transfer course equivalencies, and specific program or major
requirements. Most of the colleges have on-line applications that
you can access on the web. For college specific scholarship
information see college web page and for other scholarships go to
North Carolina Colleges/Universities That Endorse
North Carolina Colleges/Universities That Do Not Endorse
To sign up for the ACT go to www.act.org
To sign up for the SAT go to www.collegboard.com
For scholarship information go to www.cfnc.org
Updated Dec 20,2012
*HCC is not responsible for the content or validity
of external links*