Transfer Students

Transfer Admission Requirements

Transfer student applications are reviewed based on both high school and college records. For consideration, a student must typically possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on all post-secondary course work and be eligible to return to the last school attended. However, no minimum GPA guarantees admission, and a strong performance in a challenging college curriculum is heavily weighted.

All students under the age of 21 must satisfy North Carolina state requirements. Visit the University Catalog for more detailed information about admission and North Carolina state requirements. A student who does not satisfy these state requirements should plan to complete a minimum of 24 hours of transferable credits before becoming eligible for admission consideration.

All students under the age of 21 must satisfy these requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Four units of college preparatory English
  • Four units of mathematics including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and a class beyond Algebra II
  • Three units of science including one unit of biological science, one unit of physical science, and one laboratory course
  • Two units of social studies, including United States History
  • Two units of a foreign language

A student deficient in one or more of these courses must earn 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution before becoming eligible for admission.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application for admission.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $75. This payment does not apply to other university fees.
  • Official high school transcripts, to be mailed directly by the school, to UNC Asheville’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Applicants who have an A.A., A.S., A.F.A., B.A. or B.S. degree at the time of application, or who are over the age of 21, do not need to provide high school transcripts.
  • Home schooled applicants who are NC residents must submit a copy of the “Home School Eligibility Certification,” issued by the NC Division of Non-Public Instruction. Non-North Carolina residents must submit official documentation indicating the home school is approved to provide instruction. Official transcripts should include the notarized signature of the home school official.
  • Official college transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (after high school) previously attended, including those from which you withdrew or earned no credit. The applicant must contact the Registrar at each institution attended and request that an official transcript be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
  • A Transfer Student Academic and Disciplinary Form, to be completed by a school official at current or last attended school.

Statement on Civic Engagement

At UNC Asheville, our comprehensive admissions review process ensures each applicant is assessed on an individual basis with the safety of our campus as a primary consideration. We welcome peaceful action and purposeful civic engagement among UNC Asheville students, and also support those actions among our prospective students. Participation in non-violent civil protest and peaceful expression will not influence admissions decisions at UNC Asheville.

Merit Scholarships

Transfer students who submit their application by the application deadline are automatically considered for merit scholarships. There is no additional application. For more information, visit the Scholarships website.

On Campus Housing

On campus housing for transfer students is limited and not guaranteed. More information on housing can be found on the Residential Education, Housing, and Student Life Operations webpages.

Learn more about the Transfer Living Community.

Important Information

Fall 2018 Deadline: April 15, 2018
Notification Date: Rolling

Transfer Resources

If you have any other transfer-related questions, please contact our Transfer Admissions Counselor: 

Grayson Randall