NC Community College Transfer Guides/BDPs
Transfer Guides (also known as Baccalaureate Degree Plans or BDPs) have been developed for all majors at Appalachian. These guides are designed to assist North Carolina community college students with choosing appropriate coursework to meet both major and general education requirements. All transfer guides are an example of a how a student could complete a transfer degree at a North Carolina community college and then transfer to Appalachian to complete a bachelor's degree. Please note, completion of a transfer degree does not guarantee admission to the University or that the bachelor's degree will be completed in two years after transfer. Students and advisors are strongly encouraged to review the guides carefully and read all information provided to fully understand the transfer process and plan for bachelor's degree completion.
Students transferring from a four-year institution or an out-of-state school should refer to the "general" Appalachian four year guides and use the Course Equivalency Search to determine how credit will transfer to Appalachian.
Understanding the Transfer Guides/BDPs
The Transfer Guides/BDPs have three sections:
- The NC Community College courses are listed in the top yellow section. Recommended and/or preferred courses are provided, with the equivalent Appalachian courses listed. If a specific course is not listed, students should use the blue hyperlink to access the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) transfer course list. Students are welcome to choose any CAA course; however, students should choose courses that are available at their institution and satisfy their transfer degree requirements.
- Appalachian courses are listed in the middle gray section. Some majors recommend a summer start term, which is listed in red at the top of the transfer guide/BDP and again in the grey section. Students should use this information to apply to Appalachian based on the recommended start term.
- Important transfer and major information is listed in the bottom white sections. Students should refer to these sections for information regarding program requirements and other important information the department would like students to be aware of.
Please note - Transfer Guides are developed based on the approved curriculum for that catalog year. Depending on term of entry and the curriculum posted for that catalog year, programs of study may have changed.
Schedule a one-on-one advising video chat to learn about your desired undergraduate major and how you can get a head start with course selection. Whether you have confirmed your enrollment, are still weighing your options or are just starting your college search, these 20 minute advising video chats are your opportunity to learn more about Appalachian State and speak with a dedicated transfer advisor.
Please select the major you are interested in pursuing to find the transfer guide:
Key: # indicates suggested summer start term; + indicates suggested transfer after 30 hours
Graphic Design (BFA) #, +
Interior Design (BS) #, +
Studio Art (BFA) #,+