Transferring to Four Year University

College Transfer

AA or AS – Which one should I choose?

Associate in Art

This degree program provides a general education for students who wish to continue their studies at a four-year institution. It promotes a comprehensive view of the liberal arts with an appropriate balance of knowledge in the humanities, fine arts, mathematics, natural sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. Graduates may major in a variety of fields, may choose to begin a career in business or industry, or may undertake further specialized training.

Associate in Science

This degree program provides a concentration in mathematics and physical and life sciences for university curricula requiring such a background. While this program emphasizes critical analysis and the judgmental skills inherent in the disciplines of science and mathematics, the curriculum also promotes an understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities.

What do I do once I earn my Associate Degree?

After completing an Associate’s Degree at Haywood Community College, many students transfer to a four year institution to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in their chosen field of study. It is important for students to be aware of the transfer process to ensure a smooth transition from Haywood to another institution. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement between the North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina System. There are also 21 private colleges and universities that endorse the CAA. The CAA ensures that up to 64 community college credits transfer to the participating colleges and universities.

How Do I Transfer?

To begin the transfer process, talk to a counselor at HCC as soon at you start taking classes. Next, research different colleges or universities in which you may be interested. Be sure that the schools offer the major in which you are interested. Talk to a counselor in the Admissions/Counseling Office of the schools to which you wish to transfer. Find out their process and their requirements. No two schools will be identical. Keep a record of each school’s requirements. Schedule a visit to the colleges to see the campuses firsthand. Meet with a financial aid advisor to review financial aid options. Apply to two or three colleges, making sure that you meet their deadlines. You will need official transcripts from your high school and HCC. You can request them from your high school guidance counselor and from HCC’s Student Services.

When Should I Start the Transition?

Students should start the transfer process as soon as they enter HCC. It is important that students are adequately prepared for the transfer.

Finding the Right School

When researching schools, consider the following:

  • degrees programs and majors
  • admission requirements
  • total costs
  • financial aid
  • transfer of credits
  • location
  • size of campus
  • housing options
  • application deadlines
  • student life
  • extracurricular activities

Students can research NC colleges and universities online at www.cfnc.org. Click on “College Fair.”

Students can apply to colleges and universities in North Carolina at www.cfnc.org. Click on “Online Applications.”

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement between the North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina System. There are also 24 private colleges and universities that endorse the CAA. The CAA ensures that up to 64 community college credits transfer to the participating colleges and universities.

Students may view the courses approved for transfer in the HCC Catalog.

The CAA includes two college transfer programs: the Associate in Arts (AA) degree and the Associate in Science (AS) degree.

The following is a list of the 16 UNC schools that participate in the Articulation Agreement.

The following is a list of private universities and colleges in NC that participate in the Articulation Agreement.

  • Barton College
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Bennett College for Women
  • Brevard College
  • Campbell University
  • Catawba College
  • Chowan University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Lees-McRae (added 7/08/08)
  • Livingstone College
  • Louisburg College (Two-year)
  • Mars Hill College
  • Montreat College
  • Mount Olive College
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Peace College
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian College
  • Saint Augustine’s College
  • Shaw University
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Wingate University

Bilateral Articulation Agreements

In addition to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, Haywood Community College has bilateral agreements with the following universities:

University Bilateral Agreement Programs HCC Contact
Western Carolina University
Fish and Wildlife Management Technology
B.S. in Natural Resource Mgmt, Water Resources Concentration
John Sherman
828.627.4626
Room 303
Western Carolina University
Fish and Wildlife Management Technology
B.S. in Natural Resource Mgmt, Forest Resources Concentration
John Sherman
828.627.4626
Room 303
Western Carolina University
Forest Management Technology
B.S. in Natural Resource Mgmt, Forest Resources Concentration
John Sherman
828.627.4626
Room 303
Western Carolina University
Forest Management Technology
B.S. in Natural Resource Mgmt, Water Resources Concentration
John Sherman
828.627.4626
Western Carolina University
Early Childhood Education
B.S. in Child and Family Studies
Sharon Davis
828.627.4693
Room 902
Western Carolina University
Early Childhood Education
B.S. in Birth-Kindergarten
Sharon Davis
828.627.4693
Room 902
Western Carolina University
Criminal Justice Technology
B.S. in Criminal Justice
Barbara Wolfe
828.627.3615
Room 902
Western Carolina University
Film and Video Production Technology
B.S. in Communications
Terry Gess
828.565.4159
Room 936
Western Carolina University
Electronics Engineering
B.S. in Electronics Engineering
Deborah Porto
828.627.4632
Room 3007
Western Carolina University
Electronics Engineering
B.S. Telecommunications Eng. Tech.
Deborah Porto
828.627.4632
Room 3007
North Carolina State University
Forestry
Fish and Wildlife
Horticulture (AAS)
John Sherman
828.627.4626
Virginia Tech Forestry
John Sherman
828.627.4626
East Tennessee State University
John Sherman
828.627.4626
Room 303
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Fish and Wildlife
John Sherman
828.627.4626
Room 303
University of Idaho
Forestry
Fish and Wildlife
John Sherman
828.627.4626
Room 303

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tiftin, GA

Forestry
Fish and Wildlife
TENTATIVE
John Sherman
828.627.4626
Room 303

RN to BSN Programs

Check the web sites below to find an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program that meets your needs. All of these programs are nationally accredited by the National League for Nursing and/or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Most of these programs are designed to accommodate RNs who are currently working. Check their web sites to find detailed information regarding scheduling, costs, academic requirements, online or on-campus options, and more.

For a complete list of RN to BSN programs in North Carolina, go to www.cfnc.org. Click on “Career Center,” “Nursing Careers,” and “RN to BSN.”

RN-to-BSN Program Updates

The North Carolina Board of Nursing keeps the most current roster of RN-to-BSN programs. To see if additional programs have recently become available, go to www.ncbon.com/content.aspx?id=400. Or you can call the NC Board of Nursing at (919) 782-3211. All of these programs are nationally accredited. For proper advisement, it is important that you seek advice from the RN-BSN/ RN-MSN coordinator at the college you wish to attend.

Also check www.cfnc.org for scholarship information. Click on “Paying for College” and “Scholarships and Grants.”

Contact

Debbie Rowland
Academic and Career Counselor
Phone: 828.627.4646
Fax: 828.627.4513
Email: drowland@haywood.edu
Haywood Community College is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.