Students can transfer credits into UNC Greensboro through courses taken at regionally accredited institutions and/or placement tests. In order for the credits to transfer, you must have earned a minimum of a C in the course. The sum total of transfer credit hours from two-year college(s), extension, or correspondence courses that may be applied toward an undergraduate degree may not exceed 64 semester hours. In order to graduate with a bachelors degree from UNC Greensboro, students must complete a minimum of 31 hours at UNCG.
In general, students working toward a two-year Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree will find that most of their credits translate to meet general education requirements at UNCG. Some of UNCG’s four-year degrees, especially STEM-related degrees, may require that certain pre-requisite courses are completed at UNCG. In these cases, transfer classes can count toward elective credit. Students can also refer to a set of degree plans we have made available for most of our majors.
Completed your AA or AS degree from a North Carolina public community college: If you have at least a 2.0 GPA and a grade of “C” or better in all transferable courses, you will receive at least 60 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to UNC Greensboro. This means you will have fulfilled the university’s lower-division general education requirements. (Certain UNCG degree programs may have additional requirements or prerequisites.) This is part of the state’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) policy.
Completed an AAS degree: Your credits will transfer on a course-by-course basis unless your degree is covered by a specific 2Plus program. These 2Plus programs are specifically negotiated agreements between UNC Greensboro and certain NC community colleges. Degree options include early childhood education and nursing degrees at UNCG.
If you have an in-progress AA or AS degree from an NC community college with at least 16 completed credits, consider the Reverse Transfer program. This allows you to earn your associate degree while completing courses for your 4-year degree at UNCG. For more details about Reverse Transfer, contact our office.
Transfering from a private or non-NC school? Your credits will transfer on a course-by-course basis. Check your institution and coursework on the UNCG Transfer Credit Planner to get an idea of which courses will transfer.
UNCG policy requires that all international courses (even those taught in English) be evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. A transfer credit block for international work will not be posted until such evaluations have been submitted; specific UNCG course credit will not be posted until course descriptions (translated) have been submitted to Transfer Articulation Services.
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 toward your degree. Academic departments may establish course and credit limitations on extension credits. 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.