2021-2022 College Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences

College Transfer Programs

Lenoir Community College offers several college transfer programs. These programs include two years of courses paralleling the freshman and sophomore years at most senior colleges and universities.

Students desiring to pursue an academic transfer program at Lenoir Community College will, through guidance and program advisement, enroll in courses in their program of study. By maintaining a 2.0 GPA and completing two years of a planned program of study, students will be able to transfer as juniors to most senior institutions without loss of credit or time. See the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina System in this section for further information.

Students who successfully complete a college transfer program are awarded one of several degrees by Lenoir Community College: the Associate in Arts degree, the Associates in Arts in Business degree, the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation degree, the Associate in Fine Arts in Music degree, the Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree, the Associate in Science in Engineering Degree, and the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degree.

Partnership Teach Consortium for Education Majors

East Carolina University College of Education has established consortium partnerships with community colleges and public schools within the university’s service region. The Partnership Teach South Central Consortium makes it possible for students throughout eastern North Carolina to obtain a four-year degree in Elementary or Special Education from East Carolina University without traveling to the main campus.

Students graduate with a four-year degree from East Carolina University by completing the first two years of the program at Lenoir Community College followed by taking East Carolina University courses online or through face-to-face instruction at the consortium hub site. For more information, please contact the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Foreign Language Electives for Transfer Degrees

Students who graduate from Lenoir Community College and who plan to transfer to many of the 17 University of North Carolina constituent institutions must have two units of a language other than English. These must be two units of the same second language (e.g. Spanish I and Spanish II). If these units have not been completed in high school, students will often be required to complete six (6) semester hours of the same language other than English at LCC or another institution of higher learning before being admitted to the UNC system. Students who plan to transfer should check the requirements of the receiving institution to determine if an intermediate sequence of a foreign language will be required for a particular major.

Transfer Student Responsibility

Courses should be selected on the basis of the recommended course of study of the senior institution (four-year college or university) to which the student intends to transfer. Students should review the online catalog and transfer equivalencies from transfer institutions and work carefully with advisors in designing programs of study. If a senior institution requires additional courses which are not offered at Lenoir Community College, students should consult with their advisor early in their programs of study.

The college staff cooperates with each student in planning a transfer program; however, it is the responsibility of the student to determine what courses and credits transfer to the receiving institution. The acceptance of courses taken at Lenoir Community College is determined solely by the institution to which the student transfers.

Lenoir Community College students have little difficulty in completing their transfer satisfactorily if they follow these steps:

  1. Decide early which senior institution to attend. Contact the institution for recommendations concerning appropriate courses.
  2. Review online catalog and transfer equivalencies for the prospective institution and study its admissions requirements.
  3. Confer with Lenoir Community College academic advisors about transfer plans.
  4. Check carefully at least two semesters prior to transferring to ensure that all necessary requirements are being met and all necessary steps have been taken.

Changes in the student’s major field of study or in the choice of senior institution may delay transfer. Such changes should be made only after careful study and consultation with an advisor.

College Transfer Degree Requirements

General Requirements for graduation for an Associate Degree are as follows:

  1. To qualify for a degree, specific course requirements must be met; however, when a student can demonstrate that specific requirements at a senior institution are in conflict with the associate degree requirements at Lenoir Community College, substitutions may be recommended by the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
  2. All College financial obligations must be met.
  3. A minimum of 60-61 semester hours with a program grade point average of at least 2.00 is required. Grade point average is computed as outlined in the Academic Regulations. Required courses and electives must be completed in accordance with the programs as listed in the catalog.
  4. A minimum of 25% of the credit hours required for completion of a degree must be earned at Lenoir Community College.
  5. Application for graduation must be made in accordance with the dates listed in the college catalog.

Transfer Course List

Transfer Course List  

College Transfer Articulation Agreements between the North Carolina Community College System, Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), and the University of North Carolina System

The numerous Articulation Agreements between The University of North Carolina, Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges, and the North Carolina Community College System rests upon several assumptions common to successful statewide comprehensive articulation agreements. The primary assumption is that institutions recognize the professional integrity of other public post-secondary institutions that are regionally accredited for college transfer programs. All courses designated as approved for college transfer under this agreement will be taught by faculty who meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) credential requirements. Another assumption is that substantial commonality exists in the lower-division general education requirements and courses currently offered at all universities and community colleges for the purpose of transfer.

The general education courses and pre-major courses offered at the institutions that comprise The University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System are similar in intended outcomes and competencies, and so, transferable between institutions. The general education requirements of the receiving institutions remain in effect for all students not participating in these agreements; any upper-division general education requirements and graduation requirements remain unaffected. Institution-wide, lower-division general education requirements serve as the starting point for determining specific general education courses in each baccalaureate major. The specific lower-level courses required for each major are the subject of the pre-majors developed by joint discipline committees.

For additional articulation agreement information regarding the various articulation agreements available to NC Community College students, please refer to https://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/academic-programs-college-transferarticulation-agreements.

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) / Uniform Articulation Agreement (UAA) Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure

Step 1:

  • By the last day of classes of the first semester for which admission is offered, the student must submit a CAA/UAA Transfer Credit Appeal Form along with any supporting documentation to the director of admission at the UNC campus to which the student has been admitted. Students first enrolling at the senior institution in a summer session must submit their appeal by the end of the subsequent fall semester.
  • The student must specify on the appeal form the specific CAA language that is in contention. Appeals that lack this information will not be considered.
  • The Director of Admission will review the appeal and respond in writing (email or letter) to the student within 15 business days.

Step 2:

  • If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Director of Admission, he/she may appeal on the same form to the Chief Academic Officer (Provost) of the University within 15 days of written notice of the director’s decision.
  • The Provost will review the appeal and respond in writing (email or letter) to the student within 15 business days of receiving the student’s appeal.

Step 3:

  • If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Provost, he/she may appeal to the appropriate Transfer Advisory Committee (TAC) subcommittee, composed of the Co-chairs, a representative from the UNC General Administration, and a representative from the NCCCS. The student must submit the appeal to the subcommittee within 15 days of the receipt of the Provost’s decision. Specific addressing of this letter may be found at https://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/academic-programs-college-transferarticulation-agreements.

If a consensus is reached by the subcommittee, the student will be notified within 15 business days; if a consensus resolution is not reached, the appeal will be forwarded by the subcommittee to the full TAC within 10 business days. The TAC will review the appeal and notify the student of the final decision within 10 business days of receiving the appeal.