The UNC System defines the traditional transfer student as one who has attended a non-community college post-secondary institution, is ‘under’ the age of 21, and has not earned a bachelor’s degree. Any student who has earned a bachelor’s degree and would like to earn a second bachelor’s degree is classified as a second degree student and not a transfer student.

If you have only taken courses at a community college, we encourage you to visit the NC Community College Transfer page, where you will find information more applicable to your unique circumstances.

Special Considerations for Traditional Transfer Students

  • Many institutions have “pathways” to help facilitate the transition into a major. These plans differ from institution to institution. For this reason, transfer students should contact the transfer advisor and consult the registrar’s website at their chosen institution. These resources will provide detailed information about degree plans and transfer policies. Plan to do as much preparation for your major as possible prior to transfer.
  • Campuses will complete a course-by-course evaluation of prior college courses to determine transfer credit at the time of admission. Students who start their studies at one institution knowing in advance they will finish their degree at a second institution will find it advantageous to research which courses will transfer. Careful planning will ensure that courses you take at one institution count toward your degree requirements as articulated by the institution where you complete your studies. Typically, this involves asking the following questions: Which courses will satisfy the general education requirements at the institution from which you intend to graduate? Which classes will satisfy the prerequisites for the upper-level coursework you will need to complete? Will any courses at the first institution count toward the degree requirements at the second institution?
  • Courses at two different institutions sharing the same title will not necessarily count as a course equivalency.
  • Transfer students do not have to come from within the UNC System, but course equivalencies will vary.
  • Prior to starting the application process, second degree seeking students are advised to talk with a transfer counselor. In some cases, programs will not accept students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree. In other cases, some of the work completed toward the first degree might count toward the second degree, or it can satisfy prerequisites. Consulting with an advisor can help students determine whether the pursuit of a second degree (as opposed to a master’s degree or a learning certificate) is worth the effort.

How do I transfer to a UNC campus?

  1. Compare and contrast the 16 universities within the UNC System, focusing your attention on finding the institutions that offer the major you want to pursue. Contact the transfer counselor at the campus of your choice. We strongly encourage you to speak with a transfer counselor and/or attend a transfer event at your chosen campus.
  2. After choosing a university, review its admission requirements.
  3. Use the table below to find and contact the transfer counselor at the institution of your choice. We strongly encourage you to speak with a transfer counselor and/or attend a transfer event at your chosen institution.
  4. Fill out a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and visit the financial aid office at the institution of your choice.
  5. Review course equivalencies at the institution of your choice.

Transfer Counselors

CampusNameTitlePhone NumberEmail
Appalachian State UniversityJane RexDirector, Office of Transfer
Appalachian State UniversitySelena DollarAsst. Director, Transfer
Appalachian State UniversityBeth WattsTransfer Transition
Appalachian State UniversityJayne DowdyAssociate Director of
East Carolina UniversityJoshua DailVeterans Affairs
East Carolina UniversityJeffrey NetznikAssociate Director for Military
East Carolina UniversityMillicent ThomasOnline Learning Support
East Carolina UniversityErica HoytAssociate Director for Transfer
Elizabeth City State UniversityHarold MurrillAdmissions/Transfer
Elizabeth City State UniversityLarry WilsonAdmissions / Transfer
Elizabeth City State UniversityLaTonya Lewis JonesAdmissions / Transfer
Fayetteville State UniversityJonathan CobbAssistant Director of Admission
Fayetteville State UniversityDarnette HallSenior Assistant Director of
Fayetteville State UniversityBrooke VannAdmissions
Fayetteville State UniversityR. Donte’ WiseSenior Assistant Director of Admission/Transfer
North Carolina A&T State UniversityJameia A. TennieInterim Director of Undergraduate
North Carolina A&T State UniversityChristopher CaricoTransfer Admissions
North Carolina A&T State UniversityEssence LargentTransfer Admissions
North Carolina Central UniversityDenettia ShawDirector of Transfer
North Carolina Central UniversityHepston H. Henry, IIVeterans Affairs
North Carolina Central UniversityPaul B. PhippsStudent Services
North Carolina State UniversityTaylor HollandAssociate Director of Admissions and Transfer Admissions
UNC AshevilleGrayson RandallTransfer Admissions
UNC-Chapel HillMelody LevySenior Assistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillAndrew ParrishSenior Assistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillAugust ArmbristerAdmissions
UNC-Chapel HillHayes BoylstonAssistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillSloan JohnsonAdmissions
UNC-Chapel HillHeather MayAssistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillOlivia MillerAssistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillAllee OliveAssistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillRebecca EgbertSenior Assistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillMaria RodriguezAssistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillNi-Eric PerkinsSenior Assistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillMadeline SniderAssistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillBrian WoodardAssistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillRickita WorrellAssistant Director of
UNC-Chapel HillPatty HaydonSenior Assistant Director of
UNC CharlotteBarbara SeyterSenior Associate Director (Undergraduate Admissions)704-687-
UNC CharlotteJami DawkinsAssistant Director, Transfer Outreach (Undergraduate Admissions)
UNC CharlotteLauren GrimesTransfer Admissions Counselor (Undergraduate Admissions)
UNC CharlotteKaitlyn KubackiTransfer Admissions Counselor (Undergraduate Admissions)
UNC GreensboroClay AlexanderAssociate
UNC GreensboroKelly CaudleAssociate
UNC GreensboroNita AlbrechtAssociate
UNC GreensboroJosh ArtripSenior Assistant
UNC GreensboroAndre’ HillSenior Assistant
UNC GreensboroLindsey KennedyAssistant
UNC GreensboroSarah GriffinAdmissions
UNC GreensboroMatthew McKayAdmissions
UNC GreensboroMichael ClintonAdmissions
UNC GreensboroAngie MooreStudent Services
UNC GreensboroKacy S. McAdooSenior Associate
UNC PembrokeAmber DialData
UNC PembrokeEngle RevelsAssociate Director of
UNC WilmingtonMicah JarrettTransfer Admission
UNC WilmingtonCassidy BaileyTransfer Admission
UNC WilmingtonJessica HorneAssistant Director of Transfer
UNC WilmingtonJo Hannah FitzwaterTransfer Admission
UNC WilmingtonErica BowenTransfer Admission
UNC WilmingtonKarla BlantonAssistant Director of Transfer
UNC WilmingtonEmilee FarnesTransfer Admission Coordinator (Onslow Campus)
UNC WilmingtonNile McKibbenTransfer Admission Coordinator (Camp Lejune)
Western Carolina UniversityHeather HillSenior Assistant Director of
Western Carolina UniversityEmily BinghamTransfer
Western Carolina UniversityHannah ScottTransfer
Western Carolina UniversityKeri ClarkTransfer
Winston-Salem State UniversityMarquita GravesAssociate
Winston-Salem State UniversityChenetta MalletteAssistant
Winston-Salem State UniversityKerwin GrahamDirector of