North Carolina Community College and Gardner-Webb Online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program

The purpose of this Agreement is to articulate the requirements and procedures to facilitate graduates from Community College’s Associate of Applied Science program in pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with Gardner-Webb Online | Undergraduate Degree Completion Program. Students accepted at Gardner-Webb University must comply with all applicable academic regulations as listed in the Gardner-Webb Online | Undergraduate Degree Completion Program section of the Academic Catalog.


  1. The student must meet all admissions requirements of Gardner-Webb University, including completion of application and submission of official transcripts from all accredited institutions previously attended, with a minimum of 24 transferable credit hours.
  2. Students may receive transfer credit for courses according to the list of equivalencies set forth within the attached AAS Transfer Pathway Plans (View Transfer Pathway Plans below). Other courses taken will be evaluated for transfer on a course-by-course basis by the Gardner-Webb University Registrar’s Office. To receive credit for a course, a student must have earned a “C” (2.0) or better in that course.
  3. In addition to university admissions requirements, there may be specific bachelor’s degree program requirements. The student must meet the program entrance requirements as specified in the AAS Transfer Pathway Plans.
  4. The student must complete a minimum of 120 hours under Bachelor of Science requirements outlined for the corresponding program detailed in the Gardner-Webb Online | Undergraduate Degree Completion Program section of the Academic Catalog .
  5. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be earned on all work attempted at Gardner-Webb University to meet graduation requirements.
  6. All candidates for graduation must take their final 30 hours with Gardner-Webb University.
  7. Students transferring from accredited two-year institutions may transfer up to 60 credit hours. Students transferring from accredited four-year institutions may transfer up to 90 credit hours. Students transferring from a combination of two- and four-year institutions may transfer a maximum of 90 credit hours with no more than 60 of the 90 hours coming from two-year institutions.

This agreement will automatically renew annually unless either party notifies the other party in writing of their intent to terminate the agreement. If this Agreement is terminated, Community College students who have matriculated to Gardner-Webb University and are continuously enrolled can continue until completion of the baccalaureate degree.

Community College and Gardner-Webb University are constantly striving to enhance community college student access to Gardner-Webb programs and degrees. The parties recognize that curricular changes occur periodically, and that executing a new agreement each time either party makes a change is inefficient and burdensome. Therefore, to the extent that either party makes curricular changes that are purely technical in nature or that serve to enhance community college students’ ability to matriculate to Gardner-Webb, either party may implement such changes upon providing prior notice to the other party, to include the specific proposed changes. Unless either party objects within 30 days of notice, the curricular changes shall go into effect at that time, and the attached Transfer Pathway Plan will be so amended as necessary to reflect the changes. To the extent that the AAS Transfer Pathway Plan is changed, Gardner-Webb will provide a revised version and post it on its website. Any other types of changes shall be in writing and be executed by authorized representatives of each institution.

AAS Transfer Pathway Plans

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