Apr 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

ACA 122 College Transfer Success

Lecture: 0 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 1

This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions.

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities, requires ACA-122 for all transfer students, and GTCC requires transfer students to take it in their first semester.  Students who do not successfully complete ACA-122 with a C or better in their first semester are required to re-enroll the following semester.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Develop a strategic plan for completing community college academic goals, including certificates, diplomas, and/or associate degrees.
  2. Develop a strategic plan for transferring to a university and preparing for a new career.
  3. Identify the rights and responsibilities of transfer students under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), including Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) designated courses, the Transfer Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP), the CAA appeals process, and university tuition surcharge.
  4. Evaluate learning strategies, including note-taking, test-taking, information processing, time management, and memorization techniques, and identify strategies for improvement.
  5. Identify essential college resources, including financial aid, advising, registration, tutoring, library services, computer labs, and counseling services and recognize the importance of these resources on student success.
  6. Identify essential college policies and procedures, including academic integrity such as avoiding plagiarism; calculating a GPA, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress for financial aid eligibility and/or good academic standing.