Q: Does UNC require transcript submissions?
A: Yes. Transcripts are used by your assigned mentor to help develop your personalized Degree Plan. UNC requires that transcripts of all previous academic work completed at other colleges or universities be submitted for evaluation. It is your obligation to request official transcripts from the institutions you have attended when applying for admission. At the present time, we don’t require a minimum grade point average (GPA) or SAT/ACT scores for admission.
Q: Can I transfer previously earned college credits to UNC?
A: Yes. If you’re applying for a bachelor’s degree program and have completed college coursework at another institution, you may have your transcripts evaluated and may be able to have some or all of the requirements for lower-division courses cleared through transfer credits. In some programs, professional certifications may clear additional requirements.
Q: I have lots of credit hours but don’t have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree? What will transfer?
A: It depends on how well the courses you’ve already taken match the competencies in the UNC degree program you’re applying for. Each UNC degree program specifies the competencies you must possess and demonstrate mastery of in order to receive your degree; having accumulated credits isn’t sufficient proof that you have mastered the competencies. Prior courses must be relevant. If your prior coursework directly matches the requirements for your UNC bachelor’s degree, you may be able to clear one or more required lower-division courses. However, if your coursework was in subject areas that don’t match UNC’s degree requirements, the amount of transfer credit you receive may be limited.
Q: What credit hours can I expect to transfer into UNC?
A: Many students transfer into a UNC degree program already having accumulated many credit hours or having earned an associate’s degree. Transcripts are evaluated on a course-by-course basis according to the following general guidelines:
Q: What is the deadline for transcript submission?
A: Transcripts must be received by the 1st of the month prior to your intended start date. UNC requires that ALL official transcripts of previous academic work completed at other colleges and universities be submitted for evaluation.
The Transcripts Department should receive official transcripts by the 1st of the month prior to the start date of your program. It is your obligation to request official transcripts from all institutions you have attended.