|Revised||November 3, 2020|
- The transfer of courses between Blue Ridge Community College and the University of North Carolina System is governed by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement approved by the two systems. The Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Engineering (AE), and Associate in Science (AS) degrees consist of two components. The Universal General Education Component consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit that are accepted by all University of North Carolina System schools, as well as many independent colleges and universities in NC. Additional general education, pre-major, and elective courses bring the total number of semester hours in the degree to 60-61. The additional hours must meet the requirements of the receiving school for the major the student wishes to pursue. Students successfully completing an AA, AE, or AS degree at Blue Ridge Community College will be considered to have fulfilled the lower-division general education requirements of the UNC senior institution or independent colleges and universities participating in the ICAA, and will be granted junior standing upon transfer.
- The transfer of courses between Blue Ridge Community College and other community colleges within the North Carolina Community College System is governed by the System’s Combined Course Library.
- Many other two-year and senior institutions in the area have signed formal transfer agreements with Blue Ridge Community that apply to the graduates of certain programs at Blue Ridge Community College. Details are available from the Division of Student Services.
- Senior institutions in the area have prepared transfer equivalency lists which demonstrate how Blue Ridge Community College courses match at their institution. These lists are available from the Division of Student Services.
- It is imperative that students consult with the institution of choice about transfer agreements no later than the first semester of enrollment at Blue Ridge Community College. It is always the prerogative of the receiving institution to accept or reject transfer credit.
The College makes no claim about the transferability of credits in such vocational and technical curricula except in cases where a formal transfer agreement is in effect.