Traditional Transfer

A traditional transfer student has attended a non-community college post-secondary institution(s), is 'under' the age of 21 and has not earned a bachelor’s degree. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and would like to earn a second bachelor’s degree are classified as a second degree student and not a transfer student.

Special Considerations for Traditional Transfer Students

  • Many campuses in the UNC system have pathways designed to help transfer students choose the right classes.
  • Plan to do as much preparation for your major as possible prior to transfer.
  • Campuses will complete a course-by-course evaluation of prior college courses to determine transfer credit at the time of admission.
  • Second degree seeking students are advised to talk with a transfer counselor prior to application to ensure that they meet requirements.



How do I transfer to a UNC campus?

  1. After choosing a campus, review the individual campus admission requirements.
  2. Contact the transfer counselor at the campus of your choice. We strongly encourage you to speak with a transfer counselor and/or attend a transfer event at your chosen campus.
  3. Fill out a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and visit the Financial Aid office on the campus of your choice.
  4. Choose a degree and field of study at one of UNC's 16 institutions using the table below.
  5. Review course equivalencies at the campus of your choice.


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