Transfer Student Resources

Transfer Degrees

South Piedmont Community College offers specific programs to students that are designed to transfer to many of the four-year colleges and universities in the state of North Carolina.  Our transfer degrees include the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Arts Teacher Preparation, and Associate in Science Teacher Preparation.

Guaranteed and Co-admissions Transfer Opportunities

What is the Pirate Promise? 

Guaranteed admission to ECU with a completed associate degree. This transfer program is for students who are in their first year of coursework at their community college to attend special events, receive advising assistance, and support before they apply to ECU. 


How to Apply 

  • Create an Account and Apply: 
  • Student will receive notification via phone, email, or text  
  • SPCC will verify student’s standing 
  • Apply for admissions to ECU when student is a college Junior (NO FEE for Pirate Promise students along with even more Pirate Perks!) 


For further information or questions please contact piratepromise@edu.edu or contact the Academic Advising Center at 704.290.5213 or advising@spcc.edu 

The Aggie Plus Program is a co-admissions program designed to provide prospective N.C. A&T transfer students a seamless transition to N.C A&T from their local NC community college.  


  • Complete AA, AS, (select AAS programs are also eligible as stated by the bilateral transfer agreement)  
  • Must apply to “Aggie Plus” prior to earning less than 30 credit hours and plan courses with their Aggie Plus Advisor 
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and earn a “C” or higher in all courses. (Some NCATSU programs may have additional program requirements and students will be notified)  

You can also visit the AGGIE PLUS PROGRAM PAGE 

How to Apply 

  • Submit the Aggie Plus Program Online Commitment form prior to completing 30 credit hours toward an Associate Degree (NO APPLICATION FEE and PRIORITY REVIEW) 
  • Submit proof of admission to SPCC and Official SPCC academic transcript. 
  • Complete FERPA authorization enabling SPCC to share student academic performance information with NCATSU for the purpose of advising. 

For further information or questions please contact the Academic Advising Center at 704.290.5213 or advising@spcc.edu 

What is the UNCW Pathways to Excellence Program? 

It is a pathway for guaranteed transfer admission to UNCW for students completing an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Engineering with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in transferable college-level coursework. 


Step 1) Current student with SPCC 

Step 2) Complete the letter of intent 

Step 3) Complete a transferable Associate Degree prior to enrolling at UNCW 

Step 4) Earn a 2.5 cumulative GPA in transferable college level coursework 

Step 5) Apply to UNCW (submit application and request SPCC transcripts to be sent to UNCW) 

 For further information or questions please contact the Academic Advising Center at 704.290.5213 or advising@spcc.edu  

  • Road2Wingate is open to students enrolled in Early College, Career and College Promise program or those in their first semester of community college enrollment
  • Enroll in the Road2Wingate program prior to beginning coursework at South Piedmont unless the student is enrolled in an Early College or Career and College Promise program
  • Complete ACA 122: College Transfer Success in the first semester of enrollment
  • Complete the degree requirements at Sount Piedmont for an Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, or Associate in Fine Arts
  • Prior to registering for Wingate classes, students must submit a Wingate University admissions application and South Piedmont official transcripts, provide immunization documentation, and meet Wingate admissions requirements
  • Participate in required academic advising sessions with both SPCC and WU academic advisors to ensure appropriate course selection and matriculation for seamless and efficient transfer
For further information or questions please contact the Academic Advising Center at 704.290.5213 or advising@spcc.edu 


Articulation Agreements

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students.  Below are the public universities that participate in the CAA, and the links to their four-year plans for NC community college students.

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.

NC private colleges and universities that participate in the ICAA:

  • Barton College
  • Belmont Abby College
  • Bennett College
  • Brevard College
  • Campbell University
  • Catawba College
  • Chowan University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford College
  • High Point University
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Livingstone College
  • Mars Hill University
  • Meredith University
  • Montreat College
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Salem College
  • Shaw University
  • St. Andrews University
  • University of Mount Olive
  • William Peace University
  • Wingate University

Uniform Articulation Agreements are between The University of North Carolina public schools and/ or the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and the North Carolina Community College System. For more information about North Carolina Uniform Articulation Agreements, click here.

  • Associate in General Education – Nursing
  • RN-BSN

NC public universities:

NC independent colleges and universities:

  • Early Childhood Education – Articulation Agreement between University of North Carolina Baccalaureate of Birth-Kindergarten and Early Childhood Programs and North Carolina Community College System Applied Associate in Early Childhood

For students with Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees seeking to further their education after graduation, South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) has signed agreements with four year institutions which will accept credit for classes taken at SPCC.

Below is a list of these agreements by program of study. Other institutions not listed below may accept credit for classes taken at SPCC in one of our AAS degrees. If you plan to transfer, it is recommended that you contact the four year institution before making academic transferring plans.  Keep in mind agreements are subject to change.  Always contact the school you wish to transfer to for the most updated information.

Associate DegreeFour-year InstitutionDegree
Accounting, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology, Business Administration, Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Systems Technology, Human Services Technology, Medical Office Administration, Paralegal Technology, School-Age EducationUNC – GreensboroRelated Baccalaureate degree
AgribusinessUniversity of Northwestern OhioBusiness Administration with Agribusiness Management Concentration
AgribusinessNCA&TSUBS in Agricultural Education (Agricultural Professional Service) OR BS in Agricultural Education (Secondary Education)
Air Conditioning, Heating, and RefrigerationFerris State UniversityBS in HVACR Engineering Technology
Any AAS DegreeMount OliveUp to 64 credit hours
Any AAS DegreeColumbia CollegeEvaluated individually
Business AdministrationUNC – PembrokeBusiness Administration
Business AdministrationCatawba CollegeBusiness Administration School of Evening and Graduate Studies)
Business Administration, Information Technology, Criminal Justice TechnologyDeVry UniversityBS in Technical Management, BS in Business Administration, BS in Computer Information Systems, BS in Network and Communications Management, BS in Justice Administration
Criminal Justice TechnologyLees McRaeB.A.A.S. in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice TechnologyUNC – PembrokeCriminal Justice
Criminal Justice TechnologyPfeiffer UniversityBS in Criminal Justice
Early Childhood EducationEast Carolina UniversityBS in Birth though Kindergarten
Early Childhood EducationBarton CollegeB-K Education
Early Childhood EducationUNC – CharlotteBA in Child and Family Development with recommendation for the B-K teaching license
Electrical Systems TechnologyUNC – CharlotteElectrical Engineering Technology
Human Services TechnologyColumbia CollegeBA in Human Services
Human Services TechnologyUNC – PembrokeSociology
Human Services TechnologyPfeiffer UniversityBA in Human Relations
Human Services TechnologyQueens UniversityBA in Human Serve Studies
Information TechnologyMiddle Georgia State UniversityBS Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering TechnologyUNC – CharlotteMechanical Engineering Technology