The College Transfer program at Surry gives students a head start on a bachelor’s degree before attending a four-year college or university. Students benefit by being able to explore different fields of study at a lower tuition cost than that of a four-year college, while they also prepare themselves academically for the rigorous university workload. Plus, they save money by living at home while attending class at Surry.
The revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) makes it easy to transfer from a NC community college to state university. The majority of private institutions in North Carolina also recognize these credits. The CAA created a category of transferable courses called the University General Education Transfer Component or UGETC. The acronym is easy to remember in that “if you get a C” in each UGETC course, it is guaranteed to transfer to the UNC System as a general education course.
Research from SCC’s Student Services office has shown that attending Surry for two years instead of going straight to a four-year college or university will save a student an average of $28,000. Plus, students who transfer from a community college outperform students who go straight to a four-year school. Surry is evaluated on how well transfer students do after the transition to a university, and historically SCC has outperformed other community colleges in the state.
College Transfer Students have the option to choose an Associate in Science, Associate in Arts or an Associate in Fine arts in Visual Arts. All these programs are offered at the Dobson campus, and starting Fall 2016, the Associate in Arts degree will be offered at The Yadkin Center in Yadkinville. The Associate in Arts degree is also offered online.