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Transfer Students

Transfer Advising


As a transfer student new to Western Carolina University, you are ready to build upon your existing foundation. You already possess a range of experiences and unique perspectives framed by prior educational opportunities. We are excited for you to pursue your Bachelors Degree with us at WCU! Below you will find details about how the equivalencies and credits from your North Carolina Community College (NCCC) will apply to your studies here at WCU.

How will your North Carolina Community College credit transfer to WCU?

To be awarded a bachelor's degree, the student must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours to a maximum of 128 semester hours under requirements outlined for one of the degree programs.

  • WCU'S Liberal Studies Program
  • General Electives
  • Major Requirements - Please contact your specific department or advisor for more information on specific requirements.


Liberal Studies

WCU's Liberal Studies requirements are waived for North Carolina Community College graduates who earn an A.A. (Associate in Arts) or A.S. (Associate in Science) degree and most of the hours earned for those degrees will transfer. Graduates of NCCC with any other degree must satisfy the Liberal Studies program with either transfer credit or WCU courses.

Students who do not graduate with an Associate's degree, but who have course credit from the NCCC system, also must satisfy the Liberal Studies program with either transfer credit or WCU courses. WCU only awards credit for courses from other institutions in which the student earned a grade of C or better.


General Electives

WCU evaluated the common course library used by all of the North Carolina Community Colleges for the transfer ability of credits. Courses listed without a WCU equivalent were evaluated and do not transfer, and courses not listed may not have been evaluated for transfer ability.

Rember, WCU only accepts credit for courses passed with a grade of C or better.


Please Note: the extensive list includes all courses in the NCCC system, including Liberal Studies equivalents; however, not all of these courses will be offered at every NCCC.

what is the significance of the words no equivalency on the equivalencies chart?

If the column on the right contains the words No Equivalency, it means that there is no NC Community College equivalent for that course.

When I click on the elective credits, some of the nccc courses transfer as a specific course, and others just specify 19a lower level electives. Will those nccc courses still count?

Yes, they count as general electives and will not meet any specific requirements of a major, or any of the Liberal Studies Requirements.

Are transfer students eligible for the NC Promise Tuition rate?

Yes, transfer students are eligible for NC Promise. You can find information about tuition and fees here.

i still have questions about if an nccc course will transfer. Who should i contact?

For more information regarding transfer coursework for Liberal Studies requirements at WCU, please contact Katie Moore in the Advising Center at 828-227-2123 or by email to

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