Direct Admission Programs

Your college pathway has a local connection at UNC Asheville, with A-B Tech, Blue Ridge Community College, Haywood Community College and South Piedmont Community College offering transfer students direct admission to North Carolina’s public liberal arts and sciences university.

Students transferring to UNC Asheville can pursue degrees in more than 30 majors and programs, including atmospherics sciences, biology, chemistry, education, engineering, environmental studies, health and wellness promotion, and psychology, just to name a few. All classes at UNC Asheville are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants, connecting you with experts in each field of study, offering hands-on experience and research opportunities, and opening doors to area internships and careers. Alumni work locally and internationally on all seven continents including Antarctica. With UNC Asheville’s prestige as one of U.S. News and World Report’s top 10 public liberal arts colleges, you can take your undergraduate degree anywhere in the world and make an impact right here at home.

Students who wish to participate in these direct admission programs must satisfy the following requirements:

A-B Tech

  • Be a currently enrolled student at A-B Tech in a degree-seeking capacity
  • Complete the UNC Asheville application for admission and disciplinary forms
  • Be in good standing at A-B Tech and other institutions attended
  • Submit application fee or waiver and enrollment deposit
  • Applicants should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at A-B Tech

Blue Ridge, Haywood & South Piedmont Community Colleges

  • Be a currently enrolled student at Blue Ridge, Haywood or South Piedmont in a degree-seeking capacity
  • Complete the UNC Asheville application for admission and disciplinary forms
  • Be in good standing at Blue Ridge and other institutions attended
  • Submit application fee or waiver and enrollment deposit
  • Demonstrate good citizenship and conduct
  • Earn and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 at Blue Ridge and a minimum GPA of 2.20 in their most recent term
  • Earn an Associate’s degree from Blue Ridge in a college transfer program or in an applied program for which an articulation agreement exists
  • Enroll at UNC Asheville within one academic year (within the next two regular terms (fall/spring semesters) of completion of the Associate’s degree)

Benefits

  • Those who complete the AA or AS at A-B Tech, Blue Ridge, HCC or SPCC are guaranteed admission to UNC Asheville, provided all eligibility requirements above are met.
  • The program affords A-B Tech, Blue Ridge, HCC and SPCC students access to information about academic programs, faculty, and staff at the UNC Asheville campus who will facilitate their transition to UNC Asheville.
  • This program prioritizes the ability to get admission, financial aid, and registration services communicated early in the transition process, which sets A-B Tech, Blue Ridge, HCC and SPCC students up for maximum success at their institutions.

Articulation Agreements

UNC Asheville also maintains articulation agreements for specific academic programs with the North Carolina Community College System to promote a smooth transfer experience for students as they go on to pursue bachelor degrees. Find more information about these agreements.

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Visit our Transfer page for information on how to apply, scholarships, housing, and other resources for transfer students.

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Want to learn more? Request more info about the A-B Tech Bulldog Trailblazer Promise Program, the Blue Ridge Transfer Promise Program, Haywood Bobcat to Bulldog Promise Program, and the South Piedmont Bulldog Promise Program.

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Questions? Please contact:

Lindsey Prather