9.4     INSTITUTIONAL CREDITS FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

At least 25 percent of the credit hours required for an undergraduate degree are earned through instruction offered by the institution awarding the degree.

           

JUDGEMENT

 

    Compliance     Non-Compliance     Partial Compliance

 

NARRATIVE

 

North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University awards degrees only to those students who have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through instruction offered by the institution. N.C. A&T requires undergraduate students to complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, excluding deficiency courses and remedial work, for the bachelor’s degree.  The Maximum Credits Transfer Policy states the following:

Policies are shared with students primarily through the Undergraduate Bulletin, which is available online.  The policies are also listed online at Aggie Hub.

 

Academic departments use curriculum guides, an example of which is linked here and under supporting documents. An archive of the 2019-2020 curriculum guides is available at (https://www.ncat.edu/provost/academic-affairs/curriculum-guides/2019-2020/index.php.) Students, department chairs and academic advisors use the curriculum guides to track students’ progress in their degree programs.  The university Registrar monitors courses completed and clears all students for graduation, using the Confirmation of Graduation form.

 

Students’ transcripts indicate courses taken at other institutions and the credit hours earned. N.C. A&T students may take courses at Bennett College, Elon University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Guilford Technical Community College, High Point University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro through the Greater Greensboro Consortium Program (The Undergraduate Bulletin, pp. 52-53; Consortium Study Agreement—original and current copies). Courses taken through the consortium are indicated on students’ transcripts as such.  An example of a transcript with consortium credit is provided.

 

The Office of International Programs (OIP) coordinates study abroad opportunities, which allow students to earn course credit internationally. Courses taken abroad are indicated on student transcripts as such.  An example of a transcript with courses taken abroad is provided.

 

The institution does not offer competency-based programs.

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

1.      Maximum Credit Transfer Policy

2.     The 2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

3.      Aggie Hub—Academic Policies

4.      Curriculum Guide for BS in Finance

5.      Archive of the 2019-2020 Curriculum Guides

6.      Confirmation of Graduation Form

7.      The Greater Greensboro Consortium Study Agreement

8.      Copies of transcripts showing:

a.      Transfer Credits

b.      Consortium Credits

c.       Study Abroad Credits