At UNCG We Welcome Transfer Students
More than 1/3 of UNC Greensboro’s undergraduate population are transfer students! We believe in providing a supportive environment to help you seamlessly transfer and continue your education as a Spartan. Get started below by learning more about UNCG, learning how credits transfer and how to apply, or connecting with a counselor.
Why Choose UNCG?
Enrolling at UNCG means joining the Spartan Family. We truly are a family here, where students, faculty, and staff share their ambitions and challenge each other to achieve them. Class discussions are made richer and more meaningful thanks to our diverse student body that represents and accepts all kinds of backgrounds.
- 19,764 students, including 15,995 undergrads, chose UNCG.
- From that population, 5,683 are Transfer Students.
- 41% of our Transfer Students enter with an Associate Degree.
- On average, 88% of transfer credits accepted count towards a degree.
- The average age of our Transfer Students is 25.
- We offer a 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
- 187 spaces dedicated to hands-on learning.
- 520+ students study abroad while at UNCG.
- 700+ undergraduates conduct faculty-sponsored research.
Ready to Apply?
What Is A Transfer Student?
- You are considered a transfer student if you have 24 or more college credit hours from an accredited institution.
- Are eligible to return to the last institution you attended.
If you have fewer than 24 college credit hours from an institution accredited by one of the agencies below, then you are considered a freshman transfer student. Freshman transfer students must meet requirements under both transfer and freshman admissions programs.
What Is an Accredited Institution?
For your credits to be eligible to transfer, they must come from an insitution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Transfer Credit Information
Students can transfer credits into UNC Greensboro through courses taken at regionally accredited insitutions and/or placement tests. In order for the credits to transfer, you must have earned a minimum of a C in the course. In most circumstances, these credits will count toward the student’s degree. UNC Greensboro has a team that reviews transfer credits and translates them to their UNCG equivalents. This process is called articulation. Our Undergraduate Admissions Office has a dedicated team of Transfer Advising Specialists who are available to help you every step of the way towards completing your degree.
Future students not yet admitted to UNCG or current students who are exploring courses at other institutions should use the UNCG Transfer Credit Planner to get a sense of how their credits will translate toward a UNCG degree. If you’re transferring from a North Carolina Community College you can utilize the state’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. More information on how your credits may transfer can be found below.
How Will My Credits Transfer?
Students who are curious about a course taken outside UNCG might transfer for credit can search for it using the UNCG Transfer Credit Planner. This database includes listings of thousands of courses at hundreds of institutions. Students can look up their transfer institution, then find the classes they have taken to see a comparison of how they can expect coursework to translate at UNCG.
North Carolina AA and AS Degree Plans
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.
The best way to plan ahead for transfer to UNCG is for the student to reach out directly to an advisor in their intended major to ensure their course selection puts them on the most efficient path to a four-year degree.
Students can also refer to a set of degree plans we have made available for most of our majors.
North Carolina AAS Articulation Agreements
Transfer students taking classes toward an Associate in Applied Science may see fewer courses transfer because they tend to be more technical in nature. UNCG’s 2Plus program offers students in select AAS programs a more efficient pathway to a bachelor’s degree.
2Plus majors and their associated transfer credits correspond to specific AAS and UNCG degrees. (Not all North Carolina community colleges are part of all agreements.) Students must apply to UNCG as a 2Plus student.
Paying for College
There are many ways that UNCG students can offset their college expenses, however it’s easy to feel overwhelmed navigating the financial aid process. Spartan Central is designed to help students with the basics, including the main steps along the way, information on how aid is calculated, how to maintain aid eligibility, tips for using your UNCGenie Student Account, and important terms and definitions.
The Transfer Experience
Benjamin discusses his experience through the admissions process as an Adult Transfer Student and how he found support every step of the way. During his undergraduate experience Benjamin found service and leadership opportunities as co-president of Phi Alpha-Iota Nu, the national Social Work Honors Society, along with an internship experience at GCSTOP which has helped shaped his plans for Grad School.
Have Questions? Connect With A Transfer Counselor
Our Transfer Admissions Counselors work with students all over the country and North Carolina to find their way to UNC Greensboro. Our counselors are available to meet with you via phone, email, or even a live video chat.
Taylor Holland, Associate Director of Transfer Recruitment. Taylor is excited to find himself back in Greensboro after being at NC State University for 19 years. Taylor’s love of UNC Greensboro and our vibrant city means he is eager to assist new transfer students as they find their way here.
Surry Community College, Wilkes Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Central Carolina Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Mitchell Community College, and Western & Southeastern North Carolina Counties.
Melissa Garrison, Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment. A pro at simplifying the process and seamless transfer planning. Melissa partners with the following schools, however, she is the point of contact for all Transfer Admissions questions. Reach out and connect with Melissa now!
Alamance Community College, Durham Technical Community College, Johnston County Community College, Central Carolina Community College, Randolph Community College, Rockingham Community College, and Central & Eastern North Carolina counties.
Tina Morrison, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions. Tina is a wealth of knowledge for incoming transfer and adult students. After transferring to UNCG herself, Tina is confident that her experience and knowledge of the transfer process will help any student wanting to transfer to UNCG from any community college or University.
Guilford Technical Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Davidson-Davie Community College, Military-Affiliated students, and Southeastern North Carolina counties.
Cameron Walsh, Assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions. Cameron is also our Regional Transfer Recruitment Representative with many years of transfer student experience. He takes great pride in guiding students through a seamless transfer experience. With his strong knowledge and many years of experience in working with Transfer Students, he will be very helpful in aiding and guiding the students who are considering and applying to UNCG.
Central Piedmont Community College, Gaston College, Catawba Valley Community College, Cleveland Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Stanly Community College and South Piedmont Community College
Sam Cady, Assistant Director, First-Year Admissions; Raleigh Regional Representative joins the Admissions Office with his own experiences in the classroom, having taught high school math in Wake and Johnston counties for five years, along with three years of admissions experience at High Point University. Sam’s home-base is Cary where he’ll be meeting with and recruiting students in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. He is passionate about assisting first-generation students with their journey through the admissions process.
Wake Technical Community College