Any incoming student may request a transfer of credits earned at another regionally-accredited institution or in other programs within Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Credits earned at a non-regionally accredited institution will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. RCCC has adopted a ten-year age limit on credits transferred into an Associate in Applied Science degree (for either major courses or elective course requirements). This policy will also apply to General Education course work in the areas of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. This policy also applies to credits earned at RCCC.
An official transcript mailed directly from the transferring institution to the Admissions Office of RCCC will be required. Courses submitted for transfer credit must be equivalent to offerings at RCCC. Exceptions to the transfer of credits may be made by the appropriate Program Head and the Academic Vice President. Only courses with grades of a “C” or higher will be accepted for transfer, provided the courses are applicable to the curriculum of interest. Quality points will not be transferred. A minimum of 25% of the total number of credit hours required for graduation in a particular program must be taken at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. No more than 75% of required credit hours can be accepted for transfer credit.
Credit may also be awarded for appropriate scores on subject areas of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the Advanced Placement (AP) Program. Official test results should be submitted to the Admissions Office.
Ordinarily, full credit will be transferred for similar courses if the number of credit hours in the two courses under comparison are the same.
Students receiving an Associate in Arts degree from RCCC will find those credits transferable to most colleges and universities. Students receiving an Associate in Applied Science degree will find their credits transferable to most private colleges in our area. A student may get general information about transferable program from the Admissions Office and is responsible for seeking specifics and complete requirements from the institution they wish to attend.