Transfer Admissions Criteria

The university accepts qualified students by transfer from other accredited colleges. Applications for admission may be considered if the transfer applicant:

  • Is in good standing with the last or current post-secondary institution of attendance and is eligible to return to that institution.
  • Has a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from the transferring post-secondary institution

Applications from transfer students cannot be considered until all credentials are received from the high school and all other post-secondary institutions previously attended. In order to be exempt from all new freshman requirements, transfer applicants who have attended a regionally accredited post-secondary institution must have earned twenty-four (24) transferable semester hours. Transfer for programs in the College of Engineering requires a 2.5 Cumulative GPA and completion of Calculus I.

Transfer student applicants who fall under the following categories may be exempt from submitting high school transcripts and/or standardized test scores:

  • Applicants who are at least twenty-one years (21) old at the point of matriculation to the University.
  • Applicants who have earned the associate of arts (AA) or the associate of science (AS) degree from a North Carolina community college.
  • Applicants who have earned a degree under an articulation agreement.
  • Applicants who have earned twenty-four (24) transferable semester hours from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Transfer courses with a grade of “C” or higher are accepted as transferable course work. Accepted courses are recorded to the student's academic record, but grade points are not calculated on the transferred courses. The university does not accept transfer credit from challenge examinations or for course work where grades of P/F have been given. The maximum number of transferable credits is eighty (80) semester hours from a four-year institution and sixty-four (64) semester hours from a two-year institution.

The University of North Carolina System and the North Carolina Community College System have designed a Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) to facilitate the transfer of courses to most four-year colleges and universities in North Carolina. To be eligible for transfer credit under the CAA, the transfer student applicant must satisfactory complete the courses with a grade of “C” or better.

The CAA enables N.C. community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the university of NC to transfer with junior status. To obtain more information about the CAA visit:

N.C. Community College transfer students who graduate with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) who satisfactorily complete the degree program with a grade of “C” or better in all courses that are designated for college transfer will receive a course-by-course evaluation. Articulation of AAS degree programs will be handled on a bilateral articulation agreement rather than on a statewide basis. Transfer applicants who are not covered by the above stated policy are referred in the next section on special students.

For specific requirements, freshmen and transfer applicants should refer to the respective schools/colleges section and to departmental listings. However, the university reserves the right to change admission standards prior to the semester the student plans to enroll.