Transfer & Adult Students

Transfer steps to enrolling

UNC Greensboro welcomes students impacted by the closures of three institutions in North Carolina (South University, Art Institute of Charlotte, and Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham) to consider continuing their education at UNCG! Students interested in pursuing a degree from UNCG must meet prevailing transfer admission standards and submit their application and supporting credentials by the extended deadline of August 1, 2018.

In addition to the extended deadline, students from the above institutions will receive an application fee waiver, and we will work to expedite the application review process to allow for fall enrollment.

Students interested in transferring should review the following information before applying to UNCG.

For additional information or to speak with an admissions counselor, please contact the UNCG Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 336.334.5243.

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Transfer Credit Resources

TES (see how your credit will transfer to UNCG)

GEC Petition for credit

Transfer Credit Policies

Reverse Transfer Policy


Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Curriculum Plans

UNCG welcomes about 1,500 new transfer and adult students each year. We encourage you to become part of our educational community. Please explore our online resources and remember that we have staff members available to help answer any questions. We also invite you to attend a Transfer Information Program information session to learn more about UNCG and the admission process.

Most transfer students have questions about how their credits will transfer. To see how credit has transfered in the past to UNCG visit TES.

Are you considered a transfer student?

A transfer student has 24 or more college credit hours from a regionally accredited institution that will successfully transfer.

A freshman transfer student has fewer than 24 college credit hours from a regionally accredited institution that will successfully transfer.

A freshman transfer must meet requirements under both transfer and freshman admissions programs and must submit an official SAT or ACT score.

A second degree-seeking student has earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Former students are those who have previously attended UNCG (without completing a degree) during a regular academic term, summer session not included. If you completed a degree at UNCG or another institution, please see our Second degree page.

Co-Admission Programs

Students attending GTCC or ACC may be eligible for special advising and student benefits through one of our co-admission programs.

About the transfer class

UNCG enrolls more than 1,900 new transfer students each fall. Transfer students comprise half of the university’s graduates.

Admission requirements

Traditional transfer applicants are required to:

  • Have 24 semester hours or more of transferable college credit from a regionally accredited institution. Students with fewer than 24 hours must submit SAT or ACT scores for evaluation and must meet freshman admission standards.
  • Be eligible to return to the last institution attended.

Application process

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive all application materials by the dates listed. (Please visit Instructions and Deadlines for more information.) UNCG operates under rolling admission for transfers and adults, so the earlier you apply, the better. You will be notified in writing of the decision.

International students should visit the International Programs Center for additional requirements.

Students who are interested in applying to Lloyd International Honors College should note that a separate application is required. Please visit the LIHC site to learn more.

What's next?

Once you have been admitted, you can follow the steps listed in SpartanLink. This will guide you through all the steps you need to complete to enroll at UNCG.

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