Degree, On Campus
The Associate in Arts College Transfer Pathway provides up to 32-33 credit hours leading to the Associate in Arts and is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Arts degree and a baccalaureate degree in a non-STEM major (something other than science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll if they (a) have a weighted GPA of at least 3.0 on high school courses and (b) demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics. Students are not obligated to complete a pathway or to take classes in a particular order, except in the case of prerequisites.
Optional General Education Hours (0-6 SHC): A student may take up to 6 SHC of foreign language courses and accompanying labs, in a single language, designated as General Education in the CAA as a part of this pathway. These courses are not part of the Universal General Education Transfer Component. Students who complete these courses with a grade of “C” or better will receive transfer credit. The receiving university will determine whether the courses will count as general education, pre-major, or elective credit.
Graduates of the Associate in Arts Program will be able to:
The Associate in Arts is also available online. Online degree students follow the same degree requirements and program learning outcomes as students earning the degree in the traditional format. Though not all transfer courses offered on campus are also offered online, enough are offered via distance to earn the full degree in two years.
Students attending Surry Community College for two years instead of going straight to a four-year college or university typically save
On average students who transfer from a community college outperform students who go straight to a four-year school.
Attending SCC is a great way for students to gain an affordable college education. The faculty and staff are extremely supportive and offer top-quality education.
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