Reverse Transfer

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.

Procedure for Students:

  • Log into OnePort and if you qualify, you will receive a pop-up requesting participation.
  • By virtue of “opt in”, you sign an agreement that you will follow UNC Asheville’s curriculum towards the baccalaureate degree and that you understand that academic advisors and/or the Registrar’s office cannot provide advising for community college coursework.
  • Once you “opt-out”, no further action from you is required.
  • You may review and change your answer to the Reverse Transfer question via OnePort.

NOTE: The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the UNC and NCCC systems states that, “A student who completes the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to transfer to a UNC institution will have fulfilled the UNC institution’s lower division general education requirements*. “ [V.A.3.c.] UNC Asheville awards credit for general education (LAC) requirements to the maximum extent possible, on a course-by-course basis, at any point that a student transfers from a NC Community College.  If an enrolled student opts to participate in the Reverse Transfer program and is awarded an Associate in Arts or Science degree, UNC Asheville does not automatically re-evaluate the student’s new transfer credit status. Students who feel that their new Associates degree may provide additional LAC requirement credits may petition through the Registrar’s office.

In all cases it is the responsibility of the students to determine what courses they need to complete their Associates degree through Reverse Transfer.  UNC Asheville faculty and advisor can only advise students on UNC Asheville’s degree requirements.

* Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

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