College Transfer - Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer course. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E.0204)

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of C or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university.

Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

In addition to completing your college transfer degree face-to-face during the day and in the evenings, you have the option of completing it totally online or through our SOAR (Students on the Academic Rise) Weekend College Program. Click on the links below to see how the coursework can be completed through either of these formats:

For information, contact Dr. Harry Starnes at or (252) 823-5166 x221.

Programs of Study

Associate in Arts Degree Graduation Plan

Gainful Employment Data (2012-2013)

Diploma of College Readiness


Faculty Contact:

Dr. Harry Starnes
Dean, Division of Arts and Sciences
Edgecombe Community College
2009 W. Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 823-5166, ext. 221