At UNCG We Welcome Transfer Students
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.
- We offer Co-admission programs with 8 NC community colleges.
- 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.
To learn more about the process scroll down the page – or if you’re ready to find your way here, start your application today!
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MEET BENJAMIN FRAIFELD
UNCG May ’21 Graduate, Transfer Student, Social Work Major, and headed to Georgetown University
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. View all of Benjamin’s stories then Find Your Way Here.
During his time at UNCG as an Undergrad, Benjamin worked with GCSTOP, the Guilford County Solution to the Opioid Problem. The program aids a community in need by delivering live-saving medicine in the form of clean supplies and most importantly naloxone, an overdose reversal drug. Benjamin went above and beyond using his Social Work experience to install a clothing closet at the center to better facilitate the dispersal of donations.
Service and Leadership
Internship with GCSTOP
What Is A Transfer Student?
- You are considered a transfer student if you have 24 or more college credit hours from an institution 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).
- 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 above agencies, then you are considered a freshman transfer student. Freshman transfer students must meet requirements under both transfer (outlined below) and freshman admissions programs.
Transfer Credit Information
Students can transfer credits into UNC Greensboro through courses taken elsewhere and/or placement tests. Usually, 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. For a crash course on how the transfer process works, view this video!
Want To Learn More? Sign Up For A TIP Session!
TIP stands for our Transfer Information Program. We hold several TIP events each year and it’s the best way to learn about transferring successfully to UNCG. The event is hosted by Transfer Admissions Representatives and includes faculty and students from various schools, colleges, and departments.
Registering for TIP makes you eligible to receive a $65 Application Fee Waiver! That means applying to UNCG comes at no cost. Create your SpartanLink Account and register for virtual TIP now!
How To Check If Courses Will Transfer
Future students not yet admitted to UNCG or current students who are exploring courses at other institutions should use the Transfer Course Equivalency database 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.
Transfer course equivalency database
Students who are curious about a course taken outside UNCG might transfer for credit can search for it using the Transfer Equivalency Course Search. 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 Community College Transfer Students
Future students who are currently attending a North Carolina community college or public university benefit from the state’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), a set of rules that determine how their credits transfer.
North Carolina AA and AS degree plans
In general students working toward two-year Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree will find that most of their credits translate to meet general education requirements. 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.
If an advisor is not available, students can refer to a set of degree plans we have made available for most of our majors.
Co-admissions programs are designed for students who attended a N.C. community college and would like to transition from an A.S. or A.A. degree to a bachelor’s or accelerated master’s degree at UNCG.
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.
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. However, to help you find the best counselor to meet with, we’ve provided two options. Each counselor partners with specific schools in NC, check below in their bio to see if your school is listed. If not, utilize the provided reference map of NC and choose a counselor based on the location of your school or home. Each Counselor is available to meet with you via phone, email, or even a live video chat.
Angie Moore, Student Services Specialist. Advanced knowledge working with Military Veterans and all things Transfers.
- Randolph Community College
- Rockingham Community College
- Central Carolina Community College
Melissa Garrison, Counselor and Transfer Specialist. A pro at simplifying the process and aiding with co-admissions.
- Alamance Community College
- Wake Tech Community College
- Durham Tech Community College
André Hill, Associate Director. Part of UNCG Admissions for more than 15 years and a Transfer and Adult Admissions Expert.
- Davidson County Community College
- Forsyth Tech Community College
Ready to Apply?
Transfer Application Requirements
- $65 nonrefundable application fee (Register for the Transfer Information Program to receive a waiver)
- Official transcript sent directly from the registrar of each institution you have attended (including summer session or extension work) to the UNCG Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- Request an official high school transcript. If applicable, submit an official copy of your GED scores along with your official high school transcript.
- Follow the appropriate process if you have international credentials.
Please note: Students with fewer than 24 credit hours must meet freshman admission standards, which include standardized test score requirements. (SAT/ACT score requirements are waived for 2022 applicants.)
Please follow posted application deadlines. Applications will be considered, space permitting, on a rolling basis. You will be notified in writing of your admission decision.
After reviewing your application, we will let you know if we require additional information. We must receive any requested items by our application deadlines. Because we typically require four to six weeks to review all applications, we strongly encourage you to apply well in advance of the deadline.
International transfer students should visit the International Recruitment & Admissions Office for additional requirements.
Mailing Address for All Materials
UNCG Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Email documents, including transcripts, to firstname.lastname@example.org.