Transfer Students

Transfer and Academic Advising

Fayetteville State University provides professional advisors to assist students on their path to degree completion.

We encourage you to make an appointment right away to "meet" your academic advisor. Find an advisor based on your department of major or anticipated major.

Click here for more information on academic advisors.

Reverse Transfer Agreement

A student who transfers from a North Carolina community college before earning the Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree and who subsequently applies for one of these degrees through the North Carolina Reverse Transfer Program may request, through his or her department chair or advisor, that his or her records be reviewed as fulfilling the University's general education requirements under the current Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) while still enrolled as a degree-seeking student. If the student has already met the University general education requirements through earned credit or enrollment of the course(s), there will not be any adjustments to the student's record.

For details on the Reverse Transfrer program, click the link below:
The North Carolina Reverse Transfer Program

Four Year Bachelor Degree Plans (BDPs) for North Carolina Community College Students

Designed to assist transfer students in what to expect when transferring with an A.A. or A.S. degree into one of the four year degree plans. This plan does not substitute advisement in the specific discipline. Always confer with your advisor and/or department.  Please visit Four Year Degree Plans, for more information.
Based on your program of study, some programs require a foreign language.  All programs require a transitional life skills course. Your advisor will assist you in making the appropriate selections that will be in your best interest.

$10K Degree Pathway Information

As part of a partnership between Fayetteville State University and Richmond Community College, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Davidson County Community College, Isothermal Community College, Bladen Community College, Vance-Granville Community College, Johnston Community College, Central Carolina Community College, and Blue Ridge Community College, associate's degree recipients can complete an online Bachelor's degree at FSU for a maximum "out of pocket" costs of $10,000.


How it Works:
(for illustrative purposes only, individual costs will vary):

Cost of Associate's Degree (60 credits): $5,000
Cost of 4-Year Degree Completion (60 credits): $8,000
Total Cost of 4-Year Degree: $13,000
Fayetteville State University Grant: ($3,000)
Student's Total "Out of Pocket" Cost: $10,000*

*"Out of pocket" costs refer to costs not covered by financial aid. Your cost may be much less than $10,000 if you are eligible for federal or state need-based grants.

Note: Cost estimates assume that student maintains continuous enrollment, enrolls in required courses only, earns final grades of A, B. or C, and does not withdraw from classes. FSU will provide an institutional scholarship each semester as needed to make sure total "out of pocket" cost does not exceed $10,000.

Find details on the program requirements and enrollment information at the link below:
$10K Program

Alternative Credit Courses

Are you looking for a way to get course credits quickly and easily?

The Alternative Credit Courses are offered by non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.   Fayetteville State University (FSU) has reviewed and approved the courses for transfer credit.  Twelve of the courses are free and approximately 90 others range in price from $150-$350*.  Financial Aid will not cover any cost(s) associated with these courses. The best part is that you can sign up to take them at your convenience.  Pay online with a credit card.  No semester schedules.  Start when you're ready and finish as quickly as you can.  


Find more information as the link below:
Alternative Credit Courses

North Carolina Community College Transfer Equivalencies

For equivalencies, visit the link below:
North Carolina Community College Equivalencies

If you have questions about an equivalency, contact the department in which the course resides. 

Nursing Articulation Agreement

This is a Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina RN-BSN Completion programs and North Carolina Community College System Associate Degree Nursing programs.

It is cross-referenced with Fayetteville State University.


If you have questions about this agreement, please contact the School of Nursing at (910) 672 - 1925.

The School of Nursing site can be found at: School of Nursing.

The Nursing Articulation Agreement can be found here.

Early Childhood Articulation Agreement

This is a Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina Baccalaureate of Birth-Kindergarten and Early Childhood related programs and North Carolina Community College System Applied Associate in Early Childhood Education programs.

It is cross-referenced with Fayetteville State University.

If you have questions about this agreement, please contact the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Reading, and Special Education at (910) 672 - 1538 or  (910) 672 - 1181.

The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Reading, and Special Education site can be found at: Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Reading, and Special Education.

Early Childhood Articulation Agreement  can be found here.

North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

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. 

The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student; for example:

Assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions (Transfer Assured Admissions Policy)

Enables NC community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the university of NC to transfer with junior status.

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement can be found at :
NC CAA

North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure

North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure can be found here.