Transferring to Asheville’s University

UNC Asheville welcomes transfer students from North Carolina and across the country who are charting their own course as pioneers and creating their own path to success, making our university and community better for it.

With a student body of 3,800 and a student-faculty ratio of 14 to one, the close, personal attention other campuses strive for is a way of life at UNC Asheville. As North Carolina’s designated public liberal arts and sciences university, we help you connect the dots between your interests, academics, and experiences outside the classroom.

Application Requirements

Discovering the unique characteristics of all our applicants is what makes UNC Asheville different. That’s why our transfer application review process is comprehensive. Your test scores and GPA are only part of your story, so tell us about your successes, challenges, interests and goals—everything that makes you who you are. We work closely with our transfer students to ensure they have a seamless transition to UNC Asheville.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2019 Deadline: April 15, 2019
Notification Date: Rolling

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

Our Transfer Living Learning Community provides a supportive, meaningful, and communal living community for new UNC Asheville transfer students. Learn more about our Living Learning Communities.

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.

Transfer Resources

For any transfer-related questions, please contact our Transfer Admissions Counselor: 

Grayson Randall