Transfer students may enter Tri-County Community College upon meeting all admission requirements. Tri-County Community College will accept credits (with equivalent credit hours and course content) from all institutions within the North Carolina Community College System as well as from other accredited colleges. Credits earned at other institutions may be transferred into programs at Tri-County Community College provided grades meet institutional academic standards and appropriate documentation is provided as proof that equivalent competencies have been met. No grade of less than 2.0 quality points (C) will be transferable to Tri-County Community College from any other institution. The content of any course being transferred must parallel the content of similar courses offered at Tri-County Community College. Initial credit for transfer work will be granted upon the Registrar’s receipt of a sealed official transcript for curriculum students who have completed all admissions requirements. Transfer credit will be noted on the student’s TCCC transcript.
A student who transfers to Tri-County Community College must be enrolled at the College for at least one semester and earn at least 25% of their credit hours from TCCC before a degree or diploma will be conferred.
Placement tests may be waived upon receipt of an official transcript of good standing from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
A.A. and A.S. students should have no more than 14 credits hour of their general education core as transfer credits from private or out of state colleges not participating in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). Otherwise, those students may not be able to take full advantage of the CAA.
Coursework from a continuing education division is not directly transferable into curriculum hours of credit. Curriculum coursework and degree requirements are satisfied by continuing education hours only when a state-approved bridging program is in place and all institutional requirements for admission into that program are met. Students interested in receiving curriculum credits for continuing education courses, state or national licenses, or life experiences may do so through credit by examination (see page 51).
Tri-County Community College offers options to graduates from its two-year associate degree programs and for the two-year college transfer program. Graduates of these programs have the option of entering a career, continuing their education at a senior institution, or both.
Academic work completed at Tri-County Community College that is covered by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement will transfer into all other institutions in the North Carolina system of colleges and universities. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement formulated by the North Carolina Community College System in conjunction with all senior institutions in the state system guarantees the general equivalency transfer of the core curriculum throughout the community college system.
Graduation with an A.A. or A.S. degree from Tri-County Community College ensures that a student’s coursework will be able to transfer into any senior institution in the system—credited with having finished all general education requirements and awarded junior status in the receiving institution. Completion of the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree does not guarantee admission to a particular North Carolina public university, although admission is guaranteed to at least one of the North Carolina senior institutions. Completion of the core curriculum (44 SHC) guarantees students transfer with credit for having finished the equivalent general education requirements of the receiving institution.
Students who complete an A.A.S degree should consult with their advisor on the transferability of their coursework.
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