Transferring to Asheville’s University

UNC Asheville offers an education that is affordable, adaptive, and endlessly relevant as the only public liberal arts and sciences campus in the UNC System. With a student body of 3,300 and an average class size of 20, the close, personal attention other campuses strive for is a way of life here.

Continue your journey at UNC Asheville, where every path leads to a new vista, where there’s room for every voice, and where your future is a frontier.

Ralph Day


Meet Ralph Day, music technology major and A-B Tech Community College transfer student. Ralph is also a recipient of the CORE Scholarship, a partnership between UNC Asheville and A-B Tech Community College that provides transfer students with a full scholarship at A-B Tech for two years to earn their associate’s degree and for two years at UNC Asheville to complete their bachelor’s degree.

“It’s really cool to be in an environment where everyone, 95% of the co-workers and staff and advisors, people in the cafeteria, is supporting you to do what you need to get done. I have the opportunity to build long-standing relationships with people that actually want me to succeed. The CORE Scholarship essentially saves me from two part-time shifts every week at my other jobs… It’s given me the opportunity to focus on earning my degree in Music Technology so I can go on to pursue my dream of hosting my own music festivals.” –Ralph Day

Transfer Application Requirements

Transfer students must be eligible to return to the last school attended, and they typically possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on all college course work

  • Application fee of $75 or fee waiver requested in application. 
  • Official high school transcript if the applicant has fewer than 24 completed college credits at the time of application. If the applicant attended homeschool, they must follow the instructions for that transcript here.
  • Official college transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended, including those from which you withdrew or earned no credit. The applicant must request that an official transcript be sent directly from their previous institution to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.
  • Transfer report, to be completed by a school official (typically the registrar) at current or last attended school. For Common App students, complete the transfer college report. For CFNC students, complete the transfer academic and disciplinary form. See FAQ for more info!

All students under the age of 21 who have not yet earned 24 college credits must satisfy the UNC-System high school course requirements found here.

Transfer Application Deadlines

Spring 2023—November 15, 2022

Fall 2023—June 15, 2023

Notification Date: Rolling

All transfer applications are considered Regular Decision.

Transfer Student Events

If you are interested in learning more about the transfer process from Community College to UNC Asheville, or just want to learn more about UNCA, we would love to connect with you! Join us for a Q&A style information session via Zoom.  This is a drop-in event where you can ask any questions, as well as gain general information about this process and our amazing community.

March 28, 11 AM – 1 PM




April 25, 11 AM – 1 PM



We also visit local community colleges in the Spring including AB Tech, Blue Ridge Community College, Western Piedmont Community College and Haywood Community College. Check out our travel dates to see when UNC Asheville is visiting your school.

Transfer Admission FAQ

Does UNCA have any guaranteed-admissions programs with partnering schools?

UNC Asheville offers direct admission to qualifying students transferring from A-B Tech, Blue Ridge Community College, Haywood Community College, or South Piedmont Community College

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How do I find out how my credits will transfer?

Are there rules about how many credits I can transfer in?

You can read all about our transfer policies here.

Can transfer students receive scholarships?

Transfer students who submit their application by the application deadline are automatically considered for merit scholarships. There is no additional application. 

UNC Asheville now awards a PTK Scholarship to students who became members at their two-year institution. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for students in two-year programs, and we’d like to reward those members for their hard work and academic success. Be sure to indicate on your UNCA application that you are a member of PTK so we can recognize your achievement!

Are transfer students allowed or required to live on campus?

Transfer students are not required to live on campus but are welcome to! On-campus housing for transfer students is limited and not guaranteed, so we recommend applying early. More information on housing can be found on the Residential Education, Housing, and Student Life Operations webpages. We also have a Residential Learning Community specifically for new transfer students. Read more here. Transfer can also access some information about off-campus housing resources here.

How will my community college courses (or completed degree) transfer over?

Students who are completing an AA, AS, or AFA from a North Carolina Community College will see their degree transfer to UNCA as block credit, satisfying most of the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements. You can find the checklist here. Students who are completing some community college courses but not a full degree can see common course equivalencies here.

How do I know which courses to take at my community college?

Students can access the 4-Year Community College Transfer Plans specific to UNC Asheville here. Another resource you may find helpful is the UNC System Course Transfer Search.

How do I complete the Transfer Report?

Applicants should fill out the top of the transfer report with their information. Then, they will need to submit the form to their school official (usually the registrar) who then sends it back to UNC Asheville once it is complete.

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact us at or 828.251.6481