Chowan University Welcomes Transfer Students from Louisburg College Pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree in Education
On January 16, 2020, Chowan University’s School of Education and Louisburg College in Education Degree Program signed an agreement that welcomes transferring Louisburg students pursuing a baccalaureate degree to complete their studies at Chowan.
In the agreement, Louisburg graduates of two-year associate of arts and associate of science degree programs are assured admission to Chowan with Junior status. This guarantee assumes that there are no other factors in their academic or social record that might prevent acceptance.
A transferring Louisburg graduate who completed the college’s general education curriculum will be acknowledged by Chowan University (CU) and considered to have fulfilled CU’s general education requirements. Exceptions that would prevent this statute from being upheld are the First Year Experience and Capstone Experience courses as well as courses in which the student received a “D” or below. Transferring students must also complete the pre-major courses at Louisburg College that correlate with Chowan University’s courses in order to complete degree requirements.
In addition, North Carolina state standards must be met for acceptance into CU's education programs. Consequently, admission into CU does not guarantee admission to education programs without further acceptance by the Department of Teacher Education.
Students entering Chowan University programs may need more than two academic years of course work to complete the baccalaureate degree, depending on the requirements of the program. Chowan will inform Louisburg College transfer students of all graduation requirements, specified in writing, at the time of their enrollment.
Credit for courses earned at accredited institutions other than Louisburg College or completed through Dual Enrollment, AP, IB, CLEP, DANTES, and ACE to satisfy associate degree requirements at Louisburg College will be accepted according to stated Chowan University policies for acceptance of credit, which can be found in the CU catalog.
Chowan University will develop a transfer guide for use by staff, faculty, and students at Louisburg College. This guide will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis by CU. The Louisburg College staff and faculty will advise prospective Chowan students to meet the specified prerequisites and major requirements when those courses are available at Louisburg College.
Upon transfer from Louisburg to Chowan, graduates of associate of arts and associate of science degree programs have the option to observe either the curriculum regulations and graduation requirements in effect at the time of their admission to CU or those that were in effect at the time they entered Louisburg College as a freshman.
Chowan University will provide tracking data annually to Louisburg College on the performance of their students at CU. The institutional research staff at both institutions will determine the specific data. All data will be provided in accordance with FERPA regulations.
The articulation agreement described above between Louisburg College and Chowan University is ultimately a partnership constructed to help students pursuing degrees in education fulfill their requirements, graduate, and succeed as valued educators.