The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) addresses the admission of community college graduates to UNC institutions and the transfer of credits between institutions within the North Carolina Community College System and institutions within the University of North Carolina.
The CAA assures admission to one of these University of North Carolina institutions with the following stipulations:
If a student is denied admission to a UNC institution, then he or she will receive a letter from that institution directing the student to the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) website. At the CFNC website (CFNC.org), the student will be presented with the conditions of the TAAP (specified above), and if these conditions are met, the student will be given information regarding space availability and contacts within the UNC system. The student should contact those institutions to get specific information about admissions and available majors. If the previous steps do not result in admission to a UNC institution, then the student should contact the CFNC Resource Center at 1-866-866-CFNC.
In addition to the CAA, an articulation agreement exists between NC Community Colleges and many independent colleges. This agreement is known as the ICAA and was officially adopted in May of 2015.
The ICAA is consistent with the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between North Carolina Community Colleges and the University of North Carolina system, meaning students will have the same transfer guarantees regardless of the type of senior North Carolina institution they attend.
The revised ICAA is effective for new college transfer students in the fall of 2015 at the signatory colleges and universities.
Independent Colleges and Universities That Are Signatory Institutions of the 2015 Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement as of August 27, 2015:
If a transfer student perceives that the terms of the CAA have not been honored, he or she may follow the CAA Grievance Procedure as outlined.