If you have an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) from a North Carolina Community College covered under the 2015 Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, all of your general education requirements at Catawba will be met.
Graduates of North Carolina Community College degree programs (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) covered under the 2015 Independent 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.
See which courses will transfer from NC Community Colleges to Catawba:
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Music Transfer Students
Catawba College has an articulation agreement with all North Carolina community colleges which offer an AFA in Music programs. This allows for a seamless transition of students from community college to bachelor degree programs in Music at Catawba College.
Transfer with an A.F.A. in Music
Theatre Transfer Students
Catawba College has an articulation agreement with all North Carolina community colleges which offer an AFA in Theatre Arts programs. This allows for a seamless transition of students from community college to bachelor degree programs in Theatre Arts at Catawba College.
Transfer with an A.F.A. in Theatre Arts
Education Licensure Transfer Students
Although students who complete the A.S. or A.A. degree and transfer to Catawba College meet general education requirements, they may not necessarily meet certain requirements for teacher licensure. View a list of courses that transfer students may include in their community college coursework that apply to the major or minor at Catawba College and also address licensure requirements:
Licensure in Teacher Ed
Catawba and RCCC "Learn Local, Grow Local" Program
Catawba College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College have partnered for the Learn Local, Grow Local program that will provide graduates from Rowan-Cabarrus guaranteed admission to Catawba College and transfer with junior standing into more than 30 different programs. Additionally, Catawba College guarantees daytime students at least 50 percent tuition and fees in scholarships and grants to RCCC graduates with at least a 3.5 GPA.
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Advanced Placement Credit (AP)
Students who receive a score of 3, 4, or 5 on Advanced Placement (AP) exams administered by the College Board may receive credit at Catawba College. Students who wish to receive college credit for their AP exam scores must submit an official score report to the Registrar’s Office.
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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Catawba College recognizes the College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) and may grant credit for examination scores of 50 or higher as recommended by ACE. Students who wish to receive college credit for CLEP scores must submit an official score report to the Registrar’s Office.
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International Baccalaureate Certificate (IB)
Catawba College recognizes IB higher level work and may grant credit for examination scores of 4, 5, 6, or 7 on higher level courses only. No credit is given for standard level examinations. No credit will be given for English Composition. Students who wish to receive college credit for their IB higher level scores must submit an official score report to the Registrar’s Office.
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Catawba College awards credit for coursework offered by the military or for military experience in accordance with the recommendations in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, published by the American Council on Education, provided a) Catawba College offers a comparable course to that recommended by the Guide; and b) The student produces proper documentation from the Department of Defense (DD214 form) and/or military transcript.
Students enrolled at Catawba College who wish to participate in military courses for transfer credit should secure permission from the Registrar prior to participation in the military work. The Registrar will determine whether academic credit will be granted. Students can access their military transcripts on the Joint Services Transcript site.
The College does not award credit for courses taken on a non-credit basis with the exception of military credit or experience.