The Reverse Transfer Program is a collaborative effort between North Carolina Community Colleges and the UNC System.

Students who transfer to a UNC System institution from one of the 58 North Carolina community colleges are given the opportunity to combine the credits earned at the university with credit already earned at the community college. In many cases, the combination of credits meets all degree requirements for an associate degree. This ensures that students receive recognition for the work they have completed.

Why should I participate in the Reverse Transfer Program?

You may have already earned a degree.

The associate degree can help you be more competitive for employment and earn more while working towards the bachelor’s degree.

Life Happens.

Obtaining a college degree is important in today’s competitive job market, but life does not always go as planned. The Reverse Transfer Program helps ensure you receive the degree you have earned.

Increase your earning potential.

Earning an associate degree can contribute to your earning power and is a marketable credential for your resume, immediately.

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View the Reverse Transfer FAQs or University Contacts for more information.


Each university has established policies regarding potential benefits associated with receiving a degree through reverse transfer.