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Transfer Students

Well-qualified students with 30 transferable semester hours or more of college credit from a regionally accredited institution are encouraged to transfer to UNCG to continue their studies. A student who has college credit totaling fewer than 30 semester hours from a regionally accredited institution is designated a “freshman-transfer” and must meet requirements under both transfer and freshman admissions programs. See information for applicants who are Former (returning) UNCG students or Non-Degree Seeking.

Requirements and Procedures

For consideration as a transfer, students must have at least a 2.0 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale on all previous work attempted and on all transferable course work from a regionally accredited college or university. Grade point averages are recalculated to determine admissibility. Transfer students must be in good standing and eligible to return to their last attended undergraduate, graduate, or professional institution.

For transfer students, the priority deadline for submitting the application is March 1 for fall and October 1 for the spring semester. Final deadlines for transfer applicants are August 1 for fall and December 1 for spring (space permitting).

Transfer students are required to submit, by the above deadlines:

  1. UNCG application forms showing true and complete information.
  2. Official transcript from the secondary school attended. Transfer students must present 15 acceptable units of credit from an accredited secondary school. See specific course units listed in “Freshmen” section.
  3. Official transcripts from each postsecondary institution previously attended (including summer school and extension).
  4. A list of courses in progress including course number, course name, and semester/quarter hours of credit.
  5. An application fee, currently $45, not refundable and not applicable toward tuition and other costs.

After receipt of the above credentials, the UNCG admissions staff reviews the application to determine admissibility. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reserves the right to request additional information regarding an applicant's activities and responses to questions required by the UNC system. If additional information cannot be collected prior to the above deadlines, the application may be processed for the next term. For this reason, we encourage applicants to submit all required materials well in advance of the posted deadline.

The number of semester hours of credit for previous college-level work that can be transferred to UNCG will be determined by the University Registrar after formal admission (see Transfer Articulation Credit). 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.

This page was last updated on June 9, 2010.