Credit Opportunities | UNCG Admissions

If you’ve successfully completed Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and A-levels in high school then you’ve potentially got a head start on your Undergraduate requirements – you just need to ensure those credits can transfer to UNC Greensboro.

Earning Credits

In compliance with the UNC system policy 700.10.1 [R], UNC Greensboro accepts Advanced Placement (AP) scores of 3 or higher, International Baccalaureate Higher Level scores of 4 or higher, International Baccalaureate Standard Level scores of 5 or higher, or Cambridge Advanced International Certificate AS Level or A Level examination scores of C or higher. To help improve student’s completion and progression towards a degree, qualified scores will be awarded for specific credit hours aligned with the equivalent UNCG course(s).

Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Cambridge Scores and Credit Equivalencies.

Request your official score report from College Board and have the results sent to UNCG.

Transferable Credit

Make sure that your courses at another university or college are suitable for your degree at UNCG to make the most of your time and reduce degree requirements. Search our extensive database to learn about the credits you can transfer, or make sure the course of your choice is transferable. When you apply and submit your transcripts, a formal assessment of your credits will be completed. If you are a first-year student who has taken a dual-registration course in high school or an early university, once your registration is confirmed, you should submit an official college transcript before July 15th. We will evaluate your course and apply any transferable credits to your degree.

Understanding Your Transfer Credit

You may transfer up to 64 credits from a community college and an unlimited number of credits from an accredited, 4-year university. 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. Additional transfer guidelines:

  • Course work completed with a grade of C-, D+, D, or D- will not transfer.
  • If you take a course or its equivalent more than once for credit (and it is not repeatable for credit), credit will be applied toward degree requirements only once.
  • In the case of duplicate transfer credit, only the first instance in which credit can be awarded will be transferred to UNCG.
  • Any UNCG student may earn up to 12 hours of elective credit in physical education activity courses to apply toward graduation.
  • Elective credit for military training may be awarded where UNCG has comparable courses and upon receipt of an official American Council of Education transcript.
  • Technical, vocational, or professional courses (from community colleges or from proprietary or technical colleges) cannot be accepted in transfer, unless they are part of a 2Plus Program. These programs give students with certain Associate in Applied Science degrees access to transfer toward specific 4-year UNCG degrees.
  • Developmental courses (such as Intermediate Algebra), and courses that are not applicable to UNCG degree programs do not transfer.
  • If you have taken placement tests such as CLEP or AP, we require official test scores directly from the College Board to accept the applicable credits.
  • For courses where you wish to receive speaking or writing intensive credit for a course you transferred to UNCG, you should contact your program directly. Advisors in your program can assess whether speaking/writing intensive designation can be awarded.

Transferring International Credits

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.