UNC Charlotte Academic Policy and Procedure: Reverse Transfer

I. Executive Summary

This policy and procedure outlines North Carolina’s Reverse Transfer Program and how students can apply for Reverse Transfer.

IIa. Policy Statement

North Carolina’s Reverse Transfer Program is designed to award an associate degree to students who previously attended a North Carolina Community College (NCCC) and fulfilled the associate degree requirements while working towards a bachelor’s degree at a University of North Carolina institution. This program is a state initiative in which a student can combine credit previously earned at a NCCC with credit they have earned at participating four-year universities to apply for an Associate’s Degree from the NCCC they attended initially.

If a student is awarded the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, or Associate in Engineering degree through the Reverse Transfer program, UNC Charlotte will honor the degree to satisfy lower-division General Education requirements. All students, regardless of transfer status, will still have to take a “writing in the discipline” course in their major. It is the student’s responsibility to understand their own community college requirements for completing an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, or Associate in Engineering degree.

IIb. Procedure Statement

Procedure for Students:

  • Log into My UNC Charlotte and, if you qualify,
    • You will receive a Pop-Up requesting participation
    • By virtue of “opt in,” you sign an agreement stating that you will follow UNC Charlotte’s curriculum towards the baccalaureate degree and that you understand that academic advisors at UNC Charlotte cannot provide advising for community college coursework.
    • Once you “opt in,” no further action from you is required.

UNC Charlotte will:

  • Send your records to the appropriate community college once you earn sixty (60) total credit hours.

The Community College will:

  • Evaluate your credits from UNC Charlotte and inform you if you have earned an associate degree.

See the official Reverse Transfer Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for eligibility and answers to all questions.

III. Definitions

There are currently no definitions.

IV. Procedure Contact(s)

V. History

  • Established: September 30, 2015

VI. Related Policies, Procedures, and Resources

VII. Frequently Asked Questions