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Transfer of Credit: Online Students

If you have an associate’s degree from an accredited North Carolina community college, all of your general education requirements at Catawba will be met.


Community college students coming to Catawba can transfer in up to 64 credit hours. Students transferring form a four-year school can transfer up to 90 credit hours.

See which courses will transfer from NC Community Colleges to Catawba:

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The primary requirements are that the credits be from a regionally accredited institution, that it is a college-level course (meaning not remedial in nature), that we offer a comparable course, and that you earned a C- or higher grade. We grant credit from official transcripts only; if you have questions on specific courses, we can review unofficial transcripts and degree progress reports. If it a course that we have not reviewed, we may need to review a course description and possibly a course syllabus from the other school. This is a common practice between colleges and universities and ensures that your degree was earned from accredited institutions. It usually takes a day or two to uncover new courses not yet approved for transfer, and then three to five days to get them approved to maximize your transfer credits.

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The Catawba College Registrar and your admissions and enrollment counselor are available to meet with you to discuss and evaluate the courses you have completed and the transferability of these courses. Contact to schedule this appointment.


On its official transcripts, Catawba College will show course titles, grades, and credit hours earned (but not quality points) on transfer and transient courses for which Catawba has comparable courses and in which the student has earned a "C-" or better.

All students must satisfy the core requirements and other graduation requirements set forth in this issue of the Catawba College Catalog.

Programs of Study

Catawba offers  business, technology, education, and nursing degrees in our evening and online program, all which allow up to 90 transfer credit hours. Find a degree for you!

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We welcome transfers from all North Carolina Community Colleges, as well as community colleges and four-year colleges and universities in all 50 states and international as well. Some of our most common community college transfer students are from:

  • Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte
  • Davidson-Davie Community College in Lexington / Thomasville and Davie County
  • Forsyth Tech Community College in Winston-Salem
  • Gaston College in Dallas also serving Lincolnton County
  • Mitchell Community College in Statesville and Mooresville
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury and Concord
  • South Piedmont Community College in Monroe and Polkton
  • Stanly Community College in Albemarle and Locust

View the distance from local community colleges.

Graduates of North Carolina Community College degree programs covered under the 1997 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement may receive up to 64 semester hours transfer credit. Students who have attended or are currently attending an accredited four-year institution may transfer up to 90 semester hours of credit to Catawba College, as determined by Catawba's Registrar. Students who are attending or have attended an accredited community or junior college may transfer up to 60 semester hours of credit to Catawba College.