At WCU, we've a long history of working with schools and community colleges to smooth the way for your transfer to the university. Cooperatively, we've come up with a variety of agreements to get you enrolled and on your way to graduation.
WCU has articulation agreements with many local community colleges and centers, allowing you to transfer credit and earn a four-year degree.
These guides can help you to smoothly transfer from an associate program to a baccalaureate program.
Credits earned elsewhere (through course completion or examination completion) may be approved as credits toward a degree at Western Carolina University. Visit this page for more information.
WCU, in partnership with local community colleges and centers, offers you the opportunity
to earn degrees through off-campus programs. Read more about partnerships.
AB Tech consistently ranks as a top college of origin for students transferring to WCU. To help AB Tech students planning to transfer to WCU, we have a full time Admissions staff member on the AB Tech campus. Located in the Bailey Building, Liz Gilliam is available Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 to meet with students. She will helps students create transfer plans, reviews course schedules to ensure classes will transfer and helps students through the transfer process. Students can call or email to make an appointment. Please remember, when visiting Liz you do not need to wait in the Student Services waiting line in the Bailey Building.
The Western 2Step Program is currently offline for updates.
Students within the N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) intending to transfer to WCU should access the following resources.
Information for Transfer Students – This page on the Registrar’s Office webpage contains information about the transfer of credit and has links to additional information.
The N.C. Community College (NCCC) Course Equivalencies – Here you can see how courses taken at North Carolina Community Colleges will transfer to WCU.
The WCU Liberal Studies Equivalencies at N.C. Community Colleges – Here you can see how courses taken at North Carolina Community Colleges will transfer into the WCU Liberal Studies Requirements by category and course.
Departments, Schools & Colleges – Here you can link to all of the academic departments and programs to obtain information specific to the degree program you would like to complete upon transfer. When reviewing the program requirements, pay particular attention to the eight-semester plans and NCCC Course Equivalencies to find answers to many of your questions. Additional questions may be directed to the department heads or program directors. Find their contact information on the department or program website.