Dean, Division of Arts and Sciences
Office 108, Fleming Building, Tarboro Campus
Dean, Division of Arts and Sciences
Office 108, Fleming Building, Tarboro Campus
In an effort to simplify and facilitate transfer of credit between community colleges and public and private colleges and universities in North Carolina, the State Board of Community Colleges has developed separate agreements with the University of North Carolina System and signatory independent colleges and universities in North Carolina. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with the University of North Carolina System and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with specific private colleges and universities in North Carolina, address the transfer of students from North Carolina community colleges to public and private colleges and universities in North Carolina.
The major provision of both comprehensive articulation agreements allows students who complete the A.A. or A.S. degree requirements at any community college to transfer to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina and relevant private colleges and universities with junior status, considering them to have fulfilled the lower division, general education requirements of the receiving institution.
Community college graduates who have earned 60-61 semester hours of academic credit in approved college 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 60-61 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to relevant colleges and universities covered under these agreements. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.
Edgecombe Community College offers these degrees that may transfer through both comprehensive articulation agreements.
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. Click on one of these links to find out more:
For information, contact Sheryll Wood at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (252) 823-5166, ext. 165.
In the course of their degree program, students will take courses aligned with a four-year degree pathway from a university of their choosing. Within their A.A. or A.S. program students may decide to choose a particular pathway of courses outlined by a four-year institution where they intend to transfer. Or, students may choose an ECC-designed pathway that contains courses typically accepted in most four-year programs in the pathway area. As they are developed, these pathways will be made available to students through the ACA 122 course, as well as through their college transfer advisors.
Member institutions of the University of North Carolina have outlined the first two years at a community college for many of their four-year degree programs. Students can use these four-year degree guides to plan their degree pathway at ECC. Click on the links below to discover more about the university’s four-year degree pathways.
|Appalachian State University||East Carolina University||Elizabeth City State University|
|Fayetteville State University||NC A&T State University||NC Central University|
|NC State University||UNC Asheville||UNC Chapel Hill|
|UNC Charlotte||UNC Greensboro||UNC Pembroke|
|UNC Wilmington||Western Carolina University||Winston-Salem State University|
Signatory institutions of the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement are developing plans that outline the first two years at a community college for many of their four-year degree programs. Students can use these four-year degree guides to plan their degree pathway at ECC. Discover more about the private college and university’s four-year degree pathways below. For those institutions who have yet to publish the pathways on their websites, the links below take you to their college transfer pages.
|Barton College||High Point University||Salem College|
|Belmont Abbey College||Lees-McRae College||Shaw University|
|Bennett College||Lenoir-Rhyne University||St. Andrews University|
|Brevard College||Livingstone College||University of Mount Olive|
|Campbell University||Mars Hill University||William Peace University|
|Catawba College||Meredith College||Wingate University|
|Chowan University||Methodist University|
|Gardner-Webb University||Montreat College|
|Greensboro College||North Carolina Wesleyan College|
|Guilford College||Pfeiffer University|
Students earning an Associate of Science degree may pursue a pathway in Pre-Engineering. Students interested in this pathway should contact Rebecca Stamilio-Ehret, Pre-Engineering Pathway Coordinator, for courses required to transfer to four-year engineering programs, (252) 618-6659.
Through a unique partnership with East Carolina University’s (ECU) School of Education and the State Employee’s Credit Union (SECU), you can begin your journey to earning a teaching degree at Edgecombe Community College. Through Partnership East, you can begin your coursework at ECC and complete it through ECU.
In addition to ECC’s A.A. and A.S. transferring to universities in the University of North Carolina System, ECC has 2+2 agreements with four-year institutions for these and other ECC degrees. See what ECC degree will be accepted into specific four-year degree programs at specific four-year institutions.
Edgecombe Community College has partnered with East Carolina University to help promote a seamless transition for college transfer students to the university. ECU’s Pirate Promise Co-Admissions Program allows students, while enrolled at ECC, begin to benefit from a variety of ECU services prior to full transferring. Specifically, Pirate Promise students will have the following benefits:
Requirements to participate in the Pirate Promise Program are as follows:
Interested students can visit the ECU admissions page to find out more about how to apply.
Edgecombe Community College has partnered with Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) to help promote a seamless transition for college transfer students to the university. ECSU’s Co-Admissions Program allows students, while enrolled at ECC, to begin to benefit from a variety of ECSU services prior to transferring. Specifically, ECSU’s Co-Admissions Program will provide students the following benefits:
The following requirements apply for co-admission into the ECSU Teacher Education program:
The following requirements apply for co-admission into the ECSU Social Work program:
Edgecombe Community College (ECC) has entered into an agreement with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) that enables ECC students to be guaranteed admission into UNCW once they complete their ECC degree. This program will provide interested students additional guidance from UNCW while they complete their ECC degree, making them better prepared once they attend UNCW. Participating students will be assigned a UNCW Transfer Student Success Advisor to help guide them while completing coursework at ECC. Eligible students who participate are guaranteed admission to UNCW once they complete the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degree at ECC with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in transferable college-level ECC coursework. Admission to particular programs or professional schools at UNCW is not covered under this agreement. ECC students interested in this program must complete a Pathway to Excellence Program Letter of Intent. Students who enter UNCW under the agreement, having graduated with the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees, will receive a waiver of Foundations and Approaches & Perspective requirements (with the exception of PE, foreign language, and 3 credits from Living in Our Diverse Nation or Living in a Global Society).
All campuses of the University of North Carolina system accept many community college courses as equivalencies to courses on their campuses; even some courses that are not included in the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees. See how courses you take at ECC will be transferred to these particular campuses.
Students enrolled at one of the campuses of the University of North Carolina system, and who took community college classes, but didn’t complete a degree, may be eligible for Reverse Transfer. With Reverse Transfer, coursework taken at the four-year institution can be transferred back to the community college with the possibility of earning a community college degree after the fact. Learn more about this possibility.