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Admissions Process

studentsTransfer Application Process
Transfer Requirements / Application Transfer Procedures / Transfer Deadline Dates / Transfer Credit / On-line Applications

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

To transfer to UNCW you must:

  • Be eligible to return to the last institution you attended.
  • Have at least a 2.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on all transferable work attempted at all institutions you attended.
  • Have at least 24 semester hours of transferable credit
  • Have completed 6 or more semester hours of freshmen level English and
    3 or more semester hours of college level math
  • Transfer applicants must also meet minimum high school course requirements

UNCW can waive some of the minimum high school course requirements for transfer applicants who:

  • have received the associate of arts, the associate of science, the associate of fine arts, the baccalaureate or higher level degree, or
  • have successfully completed all of the core courses needed to satisfy the requirements of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System, or
  • have completed at six (6) semester hours of degree-credit hours in each of the following subjects: English, mathematics, the natural sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and a second language or
  • who are 24 years or older.

Application Procedures
To ensure a timely evaluation of your transfer application, make sure you:

  • submit your application with your $45 application fee
  • have all official transcripts mailed to the office of admissions directly from the colleges and universities you have attended
  • have an official high school transcript (and your GED scores if applicable) sent to the office of admissions directly from your high school or testing center.

Additionally if you:

  • are currently enrolled in college, please provide a copy of your registration for your in-progress courses
  • if you want credit for past military experience, please provide form DD-295, the Army/ACE Registry or SMART transcript for evaluation
  • are not a US citizen please enclose a photocopy of your I-551/Alien Registration Card (“Green Card”).

Transfer Deadline Dates
Fall Semester – March 15
Spring Semester – November 1

After March 15, we will process your application on a space available basis only. The University reserves the right to return an application and fee if received after March 15.
Admitted candidates have until December 1 (for spring semester) and May 1 or 30 days from date of admissions letter (for fall semester) to submit an enrollment deposit. The University will cancel your admission if you do not submit an enrollment deposit by the designated deadline.

Transfer of Credit

You may earn up to 64 semester hours of credit toward graduation from a two-year college or 93 semester hours of credit toward graduation from an accredited four-year college. The university will include correspondence courses (maximum of 15 semester hours), advanced placement credit, Clep credit, and military service credit in these totals. After you are admitted to UNCW, the office of the registrar will automatically determine your transfer credit and send you a transfer credit evaluation.

On-Line Applications
Apply Now! Click here to submit an on-line application for admissions

If you are claiming NC residency, download and print the NC residency application.

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