Meeting General Education Requirements from a NC Community College (AA/AS/Core Diploma)

Completing an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science (AA/AS) from a North Carolina Community College with a grade of “C” or above in ALL of the core coursework assures that you will meet the lower level division general education requirements at ASU. This will allow you to move smoothly into your major coursework. If not, you will need to meet ASU’s General Education Program Requirements (PDF, 125KB). Note: some general education requirements may still be required in the major.

Things to Do:

  • Obtain an AA/AS checksheet from your community college
  • Refer to our Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) guide (PDF, 415KB) or

  • Access Program of Study in your intended ASU major
    Once you have chosen a major to pursue at ASU we suggest you use the major checksheet to determine which general education courses are required in your major and use these courses whenever possible when completing your AA/AS. You have many opportunities, particularly in your electives, to select courses that can be used in your AA/AS and in your intended ASU major.
  • Utilize our Transfer Guides to help you see how to stay on track and minimize your time to degree completion
  • Go to Equivalency Search to find ASU course Equivalencies
  • View your Transfer Coursework Evaluation through myApp after you are notified of your acceptance
  • Go to the Advising Website when you are ready to register for courses at ASU


Gen Ed Exchange:

The Gen Ed Exchange program gives students from a North Carolina Community College who are within 11 semester hours of completing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science an opportunity to meet General Education requirements.

State Reverse Transfer Initiative:

North Carolina's Reverse Transfer Program is a state initiative in which students are rewarded for credit they have already earned or will earn at the four year university. The program is designed to award an associate degree to students who previously attended a North Carolina Community College and fulfilled the associate degree requirements while working towards a bachelor’s degree at a North Carolina university.

Don't forget to apply! Contact an Admissions Representative if you have any questions.