Judgment of Compliance: The College certifies COMPLIANCE.
The college's policy for accepting transfer credit is published in the WCC General Catalog. Transfer students may enter WCC by meeting requirements as outlined in the admissions requirements and procedures. Official transcripts of all previous college work must be submitted. Official transcript evaluations are not processed until all transcripts have been received.
The institution ensures that course work and learning outcomes are at the collegiate level by requiring that educational work be taken at regionally accredited institutions. To be accepted for transfer, the course must first be appropriate to the student's program of study; also, the student must have earned a grade of "C" or better. Transfer courses taken at institutions not regionally accredited are evaluated on the basis of the current issue of Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions (Link requires internet connection) published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and similar publications. Credit toward Associate in Applied Science, diploma, and certificate programs may be accepted from other agencies at the discretion of the college. If there is any question about the acceptability of the course, the course description and content are reviewed by appropriate department head before transfer credit can be awarded.
The Common Course Library (Link requires internet connection.) is used when courses are being transferred within the North Carolina Community College System. This list of courses was designed to limit the proliferation of courses throughout the system and to allow consistent transfer of courses within the system.
For Advanced Placement tests administered by the College Board, (Link requires internet connection.) the college will award credit based on a score of 3 or above.
Students entering WCC from Wayne County public schools may be awarded articulated placement credit as provided in the state agreement. In addition, the college and the Wayne County school system have their own local agreement. For one program, Automotive Technology, the college has individual agreements with each school system.
Credit may be allowed for appropriate scores on the CLEP General Examination and CLEP subject examinations where appropriate to the student's program of study.
Because of its proximity to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, WCC is an institutional member of Servicemen's Opportunity Colleges (SOC). As a member of this group, the college uses SOC guidelines to award appropriate credit.
Credit by Examination
Credit by examination may be allowed for a given course if a regularly enrolled student can demonstrate the required level of proficiency ("C" or better) as a result of independent study, experience, and/or test results. Specific requirements for credit by exam vary from course to course and may include writing samples, tests, and/or proficiency demonstrations.
The college participates in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System. The CAA defines the general education transfer core, which includes course descriptions, prerequisite requirements, credit hours, and curriculum standards. Many independent colleges and universities in North Carolina also honor this agreement.
The college also participates in four (4) collaborative agreements with other colleges in the North Carolina Community College System to provide instruction in course work required for associate degrees by those institutions; however, these degrees are not awarded by WCC. Currently, agreements are in place for Surgical Technology and Global Logistics Technology with Lenoir Community College, Healthcare Management with Pitt Community College, and Community Spanish Interpreter with Wilson Technical Community College. The college also participates in the Eastern Carolina Plastics Technology Center (ENCPTC) Consortium with Edgecombe, Johnson, Nash, Wake and Wilson Technical Community Colleges. Classes for the first year in this consortium are taken at the six participating community colleges. Classes for the second year are taken at the ENCPTC located in Zebulon, NC. An AAS degree in Plastics Technology is awarded by each of the consortium colleges, including WCC. Additional discussion and documentation on collaborative agreements can be found in the compliance report for Core Requirement 2.8 and Comprehensive Standard 3.4.7.