What it is:
The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between N.C. community colleges and N.C. public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students. This agreement has been approved by the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina and the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges. The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student; for example, the CAA identifies community college courses that are appropriate for transfer as electives. Courses that will satisfy pre-major and general education requirements are also specified.
The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education at an NCICU Signatory Institution. The ultimate goal of this agreement is the seamless articulation from the community college to the NCICU institution with minimal loss of credit or repetition of work.
All sixteen UNC public universities endorse the CAA.
For the ICAA, the list of Signatory Institutions is in Appendix A of the agreement.
CAA Grievance Policy:
The CAA Grievance Policy exists to provide transfer students who perceive that the terms of the CAA have not been honored an opportunity to officially file those concerns. A student may file a grievance within the first six weeks of the beginning of the term for which admission was offered at the college or university. The student may terminate the grievance procedure at any point.To file a grievance, the student should obtain a CAA Student Grievance Form from the admissions office of the college or university to which he/she was admitted or by clicking the preceding link. The student should then follow the instructions listed. From the date the form is received, the student will receive a reply within 45 days.