Partnerships


NC Wesleyan University has a number of partnerships with other community colleges, universities and institutions that allow students to enroll at NCWU with simple pathways. Explore your options whether you are considering community college first, planning post-graduate education or job hunting. We have excellent pathways to finish your degree!

Community Colleges Partnerships

North Carolina Wesleyan University has articulation agreements with over 35 community colleges in North Carolina. Students who receive their associate degree at any of these colleges will be eligible to transfer to Wesleyan with junior standing. The remaining degree requirements for these students depend on previous courses completed and the student’s major selection at Wesleyan. Students who are interested in transferring to Wesleyan under this program should contact the North Carolina Wesleyan University Admissions Office or the Adult Degree Program Office.

As a member of the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, NC Wesleyan University accepts 60 hours from all NC Community Colleges and follows the Universal General Education Transfer Course (UGETC) list. In addition to the statewide agreement, NCWU has individual transfer agreements with the following Community Colleges for their associate-level programs and provides pathways that allow students to transfer in 60-75 credit hours from their 2-year program. The number of credits depends on the specific college agreement and the associate degree completed. For all agreements, NC Community College associate degree graduates receive automatic acceptance in Wesleyan’s Adult & Professional Studies program. See below for the list of colleges and specific agreements with each one.

Articulation Agreements FAQs

What is an Articulation Agreement?

Articulation agreements are arrangements between NCWU and other colleges and universities to offer college credit for coursework completed. An articulation agreement specifies the terms of the partnership and what is necessary for a student to transfer.

What if the community college that I am attending is not listed as a partner institution?

This website only lists our current articulation agreements and transfer opportunities. If you do not see your college listed, you should visit your advisor to find out more information about transferring to NCWU.

College Credit Hr Transfer
Alamance 60
Beaufort County Community College (office on campus) 60-75
Bladen Community College 60
Blue Ridge Community College 60
Brunswick Community College 60-75
Cape Fear Community College (office on campus) 60-75
Central Carolina Community College 60
Cleveland Community College 60
College of the Albemarle 60-75
Craven Community College (office on campus) 60-75
Durham Technical Community College 60-75
Edgecombe Community College 60-75
Forsyth Technical Community College (office on campus) 60
Isothermal Community College 60
James Sprunt Community College 60
Louisburg Community College 60
Mayland Community College 60
McDowell Technical Community College 60-75
Nash Community College 60-75
Pamlico Community College 60-75
Piedmont Community College 60-75
Pitt Community College (office on campus) 60-75
Randolph Community College 60
Richmond Community College 60
Robeson Community College 60
Southwestern Community College 60-75
Stanly Community College 60-75
Wake Tech Community College 60-75
Wayne Community College (office on campus) 60-75
Wilson Community College 60-75

NCWU has a Community College 60-hour transfer pathway for students at North Carolina the below community colleges that includes 60 hours of transfer credit towards the total requirement of 120 hours.

  • Bladen Community College
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (office on campus)
  • James Sprunt Community College
  • Louisburg Community College
  • Robeson Community College

NCWU has a Community College 75-hour transfer pathway for all community college students at the below participating community colleges. Adheres to the CAA agreement for Associate of Arts and Associate of Science graduates.

This agreement provides an enhanced transfer credit policy for Associate of Applied Science graduates. AAS students can transfer in an additional 15 hours, on top of their AAS curriculum credits of 60 hours. The additional 15 hours can only be in general education requirements. Benefit – applies for all AAS credits directly towards 120 bachelor’s degree required hours but further reduces remaining credits needed at NCWU by allowing the additional 15 hours.

Best Case Examples – Without an agreement, the student transfers 60 hours and has 60 hours remaining. With the agreement, the student transfers 75 hours and has 45 hours remaining.

  • Beaufort County Community College (office on campus)
  • Brunswick Community College
  • Cape Fear Community College (office on campus)
  • College of the Albemarle
  • Craven Community College (office on campus)
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • Edgecombe Community College
  • McDowell Technical Community College
  • Nash Community College
  • Pamlico Community College
  • Piedmont Community College
  • Pitt Community College (office on campus)
  • Southwestern Community College
  • Stanly Community College
  • Wake Tech Community College
  • Wayne Community College (office on campus)
  • Wilson Community College

Criminal Justice Pathway
Provides a pathway for NC community college Criminal Justice majors to the undergraduate Criminal Justice program at NCWU. 60 transfer credits.

  • Alamance
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Cleveland Community College
  • Isothermal Community College
  • Mayland Community College
  • Randolph Community College
  • Richmond Community College

BSN Articulation Agreement
Community College RN students can follow the block plan that allows them to take additional general education courses that are not required of the RN but are needed at the BSN level. It allows RN graduates to transfer up to 86 hours from a community college.

Elementary Education Articulation Agreement

An Articulation Guide that lists colleges and universities in North Carolina with codes and indicates a Universal General Education Transfer Component Course (UGETC) list. Courses are accepted for transfer between the NC Community College System and the University of North Carolina. For current information on course offerings, please contact the individual community college.

Employer Partnerships

Wesleyan offers partnerships with employers and various businesses in the campus community and throughout eastern NC.

College Credit Hr Transfer
Alamance 60
Beaufort County Community College (office on campus) 60-75
Bladen Community College 60
Blue Ridge Community College 60
Brunswick Community College 60-75
Cape Fear Community College (office on campus) 60-75
Central Carolina Community College 60
Cleveland Community College 60
College of the Albemarle 60-75
Craven Community College (office on campus) 60-75
Durham Technical Community College 60-75
Edgecombe Community College 60-75
Forsyth Technical Community College (office on campus) 60
Isothermal Community College 60
James Sprunt Community College 60
Louisburg Community College 60
Mayland Community College 60
McDowell Technical Community College 60-75
Nash Community College 60-75
Pamlico Community College 60-75
Piedmont Community College 60-75
Pitt Community College (office on campus) 60-75
Randolph Community College 60
Richmond Community College 60
Robeson Community College 60
Southwestern Community College 60-75
Stanly Community College 60-75
Wake Tech Community College 60-75
Wayne Community College (office on campus) 60-75
Wilson Community College 60-75

North Carolina Wesleyan University offers educational opportunities to Rocky Mount Preparatory School employees who are interested in the Teacher Education Program. These include teacher licensure and tutoring support in preparation to take a licensure examination.

To learn more about this award and its benefits, contact Admissions at admissions@ncwc.edu.

NCWU has a partnership with First Carolina Bank to expand the educational opportunities for all employees of First Carolina Bank toward certificate programs, undergraduate degrees and graduate degree(s). Wesleyan offers the University Award of enrollment to First Carolina Bank employees.

To learn more about this award and its benefits, contact Admissions at admissions@ncwc.edu.

sheriff badgeThe partnership allows employees of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) and their immediate families to develop practical skills that they can apply to their careers through certificate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs at NCWU. Wesleyan offers the University Award of enrollment to Nash County Sheriff’s Office employees.

To learn more about this award and its benefits, contact Admissions at admissions@ncwc.edu.

Collaborations With Other Colleges

Wesleyan also offers collaborations with other universities and institutions that allow students the opportunity to transition seamlessly into programs that provide an advanced degree, graduate studies or certifications. These partnerships can speed time to graduation and save students money.

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The NC Wesleyan Exercise Science Program has partnered with Slippery Rock University to offer options that will allow our students the opportunity to transition seamlessly into the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at SRU. This athletic training program provides rigorous academic curricula and a superior hands-on, patient-centered clinical experience. 

Articulation Agreement

Master of Science in Athletic Training Program at SRU

The Duke Divinity School (DDS) partnership offers NCWU students an accelerated pathway to pastoral leadership. This agreement allows NC Wesleyan students to dual enroll at both institutions during their junior and senior years and provides a pathway for undergraduate students to begin graduate-level study at Duke that is eligible to apply toward completion of requirements for the Hybrid Master of Divinity (MDiv-H) or Master of Arts in Christian Practice (MACP) degree.

Although the program is designed to accommodate a wide range of undergraduate backgrounds, students with majors in the humanities, especially Religious Studies, will be best prepared. NC Wesleyan students will be able to matriculate to Duke Divinity School immediately following the conferral of their baccalaureate degree.