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.
North Carolina community college students who earn an associate's degree according to the guidelines of the CAA will be treated as juniors at the receiving UNC institution. Students graduating from North Carolina community colleges under the guidelines of the CAA will have 60-61 semester-hours of credit transferred to the UNC institution to which they are admitted. Because UNC institutions differ in their admission requirements, students intending to transfer should contact the UNC institution(s) of their choice to learn about specific admissions requirements.
All sixteen UNC public universities endorse the CAA.
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.