Starting at a community college and then transferring to a four year institution is a common strategy for students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree. Today, more and more students are considering the transfer route for financial and practical reasons.
About 50% of Cape Fear Community College students are enrolled in college transfer programs. With transfer agreements in place among all 16 North Carolina public universities and many private colleges, students can begin working on their bachelor’s degree at CFCC knowing their courses will transfer.
The spiraling cost of a college education at four year institutions is often overwhelming for students and parents budgeting for tuition costs. But, students who begin their collegiate careers at community colleges can save a lot of money. Dr. Amanda Lee, CFCC’s vice president for instruction, says that the set of Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) classes offered at CFCC are guaranteed to be accepted at North Carolina public universities, allowing students to plan their course loads more efficiently. “Students who complete UGETC courses at CFCC and earn at least a C average will be able to get a jump start on their bachelor’s or advanced degrees by transferring those credits to the North Carolina public university of their choice, making their educations much more affordable,” says Dr. Lee. “Students can take their first courses with us and cut their costs considerably, while enjoying all that CFCC has to offer.”
It’s important for students to understand the admission criteria of the college or university to which they plan to transfer and CFCC can help. Advisors at CFCC can help students plan for the next steps in their academic careers.
For more information on becoming a transfer student at Cape Fear Community College, call (910) 362-7126 or visit cfcc.edu/transfer.
For students who want to transfer directly to UNC-Chapel Hill, find out about the new C-STEP program by calling Callie Potter at 910-362-7804.
Mary Ann Davis and Sonya Johnson
Acclaimed author started at CFCC
Acclaimed author Jason Mott is a CFCC alumnus, who transferred to UNCW where he earned his BFA and MFA. The ABC show “Resurrection” is based on Mott’s novel, “The Returned”. (Photo used with permission, copyright Michael Becker)
The best-selling novel
“The Returned” was written by CFCC college transfer graduate Jason Mott.
Not sure where you’d like to transfer?
Get ahead by taking these classes, which will transfer to any of North Carolina’s 16 public universities.
ART-111 Art Appreciation
ART-114 Art History Survey I
ART-115 Art History Survey II
BIO-110 Principles of Biology
BIO-111 General Biology I
BIO-112 General Biology II
CHM-151 General Chemistry I
CHM-152 General Chemistry II
COM-231 Public Speaking
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry
ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines
ENG-231 American Literature I
ENG-232 American Literature II
GEL-111 Introductory Geology
HIS-112 World Civilizations II
HIS-131 American History I
HIS-132 American History II
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy
MAT-152 Statistical Methods I
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra
MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry
MAT-263 Brief Calculus
MAT-271 Calculus I
MUS-110 Music Appreciation
MUS-112 Introcuction to Jazz
PHI-215 Philosophical Issues
PHI-240 Introduction to Ethics
PHY-110 Conceptual Physics
PHY-110A Conceptual Physics Lab
PHY-151 College Physics I
PHY-152 College Physics II
POL-120 American Government
PSY-150 General Psychology
SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology