Extension or Correspondence Credit
UNCG extension credit, earned either on or off campus, will be considered transfer credit for admission purposes. Up to 64 semester hours in extension and/or correspondence credits may be applied to completion of work for an undergraduate degree. Academic departments may establish such course and credit limitations in acceptance of extension credit as may be required by specific degree programs.
Although UNCG extension credit is treated as transfer credit at the time of admission, it will be thereafter considered “Residence” credit for degree certification purposes.
Up to 64 semester hours in correspondence and extension credit may be applied to the completion of work for an undergraduate degree with the further stipulation that not more than one-fourth of the requirements for the degree may be completed in correspondence credit. Academic departments may establish such course and credit limitations in acceptance of correspondence credit as may be required by specific degree programs.
Although UNCG correspondence credit is treated as transfer credit at the time of admission, it will be thereafter considered “Residence” credit for degree certification purposes.
Correspondence credit earned from institutions other than UNCG is always treated as transfer credit. It will have no impact on the UNCG grade point average. Only credit hours will be applied toward UNCG degree requirements.
No credit toward graduation is given for SAS 100 or SAS 200.
Physical Education Credit Limit Policy
Any University student may take up to twelve (12) hours of elective credit in physical education activity courses to apply toward graduation.
If a course or its equivalent is taken more than once for credit and is not repeatable for credit, credit will be applied toward degree requirements only once.
Summer Session Credit
Approval to have credit transferred to UNCG for degree credits must be obtained from the University Registrar's Office (see Transfer Articulation).
Students may enroll for no more than 7 hours during each of the two summer sessions, unless permitted to take an increased load by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, 132 McIver.
Located in the University Registrar’s Office, this unit enters transfer credit course work into the student’s official record. Also, in association with University faculty, this unit is responsible for determining how postsecondary-level courses and credits transfer to UNCG, applying admission-level transfer credit regulations, and enforcing the provisions of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students with questions about transfer credit are encouraged to call the University Registrar’s Office and ask for the Transfer Articulation area (336/334-5946). Transfer equivalencies for courses taken at in-state community colleges and protected under the state’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement can be found at our
North Carolina Community College Transfer Equivalencies site; available transfer equivalencies from other institutions, in-state and out-of-state, can also be found on the Registrar’s Web site.
Transfer Articulation staff will also evaluate and approve certain courses from other institutions to transfer to UNCG for currently enrolled students. Students who are considering enrolling at another institution during the summer or for a distance learning opportunity are encouraged to contact the staff to seek a preliminary evaluation.
UNCG accepts the accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Colleges and universities outside of North Carolina must have accreditation from the appropriate accrediting agency for the transfer credit to be evaluated for acceptance.
Transfer credit to be awarded is determined by the quality as well as the quantity of the student’s previous college work. Course work completed with a grade of C-, D+, D, or D- will not transfer. Transfer courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
The sum total of transfer credit from two-year college(s) that may be applied toward an undergraduate degree may not exceed 64 semester hours.
The University’s Repeated Course policy applies to transfer credit. In the case of duplicate transfer credit, only the first instance in which credit can be awarded will remain on the UNCG academic record.
The University’s Grade Replacement policy stipulates that attempts to earn a better grade in a UNCG course must be done either at the University or through Inter-institutional registration. Transferred courses cannot apply toward a formal grade replacement request.
Current UNCG policy stipulates that courses completed in technical, vocational, or professional programs at community colleges or courses from technical colleges or proprietary institutions cannot be accepted in transfer, unless they are part of a 2Plus articulation agreement. These agreements give students with articulated Associate in Applied Science degrees access only to complementary degrees at UNCG.