How can you take university transfer classes?
Many students in our service area had anticipated attending a university this fall, but with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, classes and campus life may look very different than what they had expected. If students will be taking online classes, they may be able to save as much as 50 percent on tuition and fees by taking them through Beaufort County Community College. Even if their university classes are not exclusively online, students may find the experience not living up to value they had placed on attending a university. BCCC will offer all of its lecture classes in a "remote learning" format this fall. Professors will broadcast from their classrooms, and students will be able to ask questions. Labs and hands-on classes will still take place in person. Traditional online classes are also available.
BCCC has a rolling admissions process, meaning students can sign up for classes all the way until the beginning of classes on August 17. Thanks to transfer agreements across the state, most classes will transfer to other North Carolina colleges and universities. Students can take one class or more, or complete a two-year associate's degree.
Beaufort offers three general transfer programs: Pirate Promise, Pathway to Excellence and PackTrac. These programs allow students to transfer to East Carolina University, UNC-Wilmington and N.C. State University's College of Agriculture and Life Science, respectively. In addition to guaranteeing admission, these three programs waive admissions fees and provide advising to students.
The college also has transfer agreements for specific programs such as Agribusiness Technology, Criminal Justice and Business Administration with universities such as Campbell University, NC A&T and William Peace. See the full list of transfer programs here. This means, students can spend the first two years close to home, potential continuing existing part-time jobs, while affordably working toward their bachelor's degree.
While many of these transfer programs require completion of an associate's degree, most individual classes will transfer due to Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). Students should consult with the Advising Center about transferring specific courses.
Students new to BCCC should start by applying here. Classes begin August 17.