Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement, approved by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges, governing the transfer of credits between N.C. community colleges and N.C. public universities.
Under the provisions of the CAA, students who transfer to a UNC system university after completing an AA/AS degree or the general education core, with a grade of "C" or better in each course, at a NC Community College should be considered to have completed their general education requirements at the university. Students eligible for the CAA will have the "GEP Met Through NC CAA" note at the top of their degree audit.
If the student is eligible for the provisions of the CAA, their transfer credit will automatically satisfy any general education requirements on the student's degree audit that will match. If the student has remaining general education requirements, transfer credit will then be manually substituted to satisfy these remaining requirements. Any manual substitutions will have the following note below the substituted course: GEP Met Through NC CAA.
If you believe a student is eligible for the CAA but the "GEP Met Through NC CAA" note does not exist on their degree audit, please contact Undergraduate Admissions, 919-515-2434. If you have questions about the matching of courses on the degree audit, please contact the Degree Audit Coordinator in Registration and Records, 919-515-5600.
For more information about the CAA, please consult the University of North Carolina's website.