North Carolina Community College Transfer Information

NCCC

  

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 in the WCU College of Business. 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 a WCU College of Business degree program?

A degree from the College of Business requires the completion of 120 hours for a baccalaureate degree including:

Explore the information below to learn about how your North Carolina Community College courses can satisfy requirements in each of these areas:

  

Liberal Studies Program

WCU's Liberal Studies requirements are waived for NC 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.

See which courses fulfill Liberal Studies requirements 

Please Note: all courses in the NCCC system that satisfy the Liberal Studies program are listed; however, not all of these courses will be offered at every NCCC.

   

College of Business Majors

There are 10 majors in the College of Business. Click on the button below to learn how NCCC credits transfer for the program of your choice. Remember, 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 NC Community Colleges for the transferability of credits. Courses listed without a WCU equivalent were evaluated and do not transfer, and courses not listed may not have been evaluated for transferability.

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

see if your coursework will transfer for an elective credit

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I read the charts that set forth the equivalencies?

The column on the left, entitled WCU Course Required, indicates specific courses that are required for a particular program at WCU. The middle column, Credit Hours, indicates the number of credit hours for the course. The column on the right, NCCC Equivalent, lists the courses at NC Community Colleges that will meet the WCU course requirement. Any of the courses in the column on the right that meet a requirement on the left will transfer for credit in that category at WCU.

What is the significance of the word NONE on the equivalencies chart?

If the column on the right contains the word NONE, it means that there is no NC Community College equivalent for that course. For example, a required course for all BSBA degrees in the College of Business is ACCT 251. It is 3 credit hours, and the NCCC equivalents are either ACC 120 or ACC 122. On the other hand, MGT 300 does not have a NCCC equivalent as indicated by the word NONE in the column on the right.

How do I calculate how many hours I need for a degree?

First, mark the requirements you have satisfied with transfer credit. Then count the number of credit hours remaining for the courses that are not satisfied, including the "NONES". Remember that you may need additional elective courses before reaching the minimum requirement of 120 credit hours for graduation.

When I click on 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 will count as general electives and will not meet any specific requirements of a major, or any of the Liberal Studies requirements.

Are there any separate admission requirements for the College of Business or any pre-requisite courses that must be satisfied before declaring a business major?

No, you can declare one of our business majors when you are admitted to WCU. There are no additional requirements to become a College of Business major.

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 the Office of the Registrar or the Advising Center.

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