If you are older than 21 and have attended a four-year post-secondary institution but have not earned a bachelor’s degree, the UNC System classifies you as a non-traditional transfer student.
Calling older and returning students “non-traditional” makes it sound as if this contingent is an aberration in the UNC System. But non-traditional students make up an increasingly sizable percentage of our student body. In fact, a number of System-wide and institution-specific initiatives are designed to encourage “part-way home students” to return to the University to complete their studies.
In an effort to bring adult learners back into the classroom, the UNC System has explored ways to grow statewide partnerships with community and higher education organizations, four-year institutions, and community colleges. These collaborative efforts have helped to create greater access to higher education and simplified adult learners’ pathways toward graduation by:
- making it easier to transfer credit from one institution to another;
- establishing flexible degree pathways;
- increasing online course availability;
- establishing military articulation agreements;
- and developing system-wide policies to maximize Prior Learning Assessments (evaluating prior learning or employment experience to determine competency in exchange for academic credit).
If you have earned a bachelor’s degree and would like to earn a second bachelor’s degree, you are classified as a second degree student and not a transfer student.
TRANSFERRING TO A UNC SYSTEM Institution AS A NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT:
Non-traditional students wishing to transfer to a UNC System university should reach out directly to the institution of their choice. Many campuses in the UNC System have pathways designed to help transfer students chose the right classes, so doing a bit of research now will help speed your progress toward graduation.
The following procedure outlines the basic steps non-traditional students can take to find the most complete information they need to make the most out of the credits they’ve earned previously at other institutions.
- After choosing an institution, review the individual campus admission requirements.
- Use the table below to contact the transfer counselor at the campus of your choice.
- Choose a degree and field of study at one of the UNC System’s 16 universities using the table below.
- Fill out a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and visit the Financial Aid office on the campus of your choice.
- Review course equivalencies at the campus of your choice.
|Appalachian State University||Jeni Wyatt||Sr. Director of Online & Transfer Servicesemail@example.com|
|Appalachian State University||Jayne Dowdy||Associate Director of Transfer & Military Recruitmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Appalachian State University||Pressley Laton||Associate Director of Transfer Recruitmentemail@example.com|
|Appalachian State University||Beth Watts||Associate Director of Transfer & Online Advisingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Appalachian State University||Buffy Sisk||Associate Director, Online & Transfer Recruitmentemail@example.com|
|Appalachian State University||Karen Laws||Online & Transfer Recruitment Program Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Appalachian State University||Sam Shireman||Online & Transfer Recruitment Program Manageremail@example.com|
|East Carolina University||Joshua Dail||Veterans Affairs Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|East Carolina University||Jeffrey Netznik||Associate Director for Military Outreachemail@example.com|
|East Carolina University||Millicent Thomas||Online Learning Support Advisorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|East Carolina University||Erica Hoyt||Associate Director for Transfer Recruitmentemail@example.com|
|Elizabeth City State University||Andre Hill||Director of Transfer Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elizabeth City State University||Sherry Franks||Assistant Director of Transfer Servicesemail@example.com|
|Fayetteville State University||Jonathan Cobb||Assistant Director of Admission Transfersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fayetteville State University||Darnette Hall||Senior Assistant Director of Admissionsemail@example.com|
|Fayetteville State University||Brooke Vann||Admissions Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fayetteville State University||R. Donte’ Wise||Senior Assistant Director of Admission/Transfer Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|North Carolina A&T State University||Chanel Quick||Associate Director of Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|North Carolina A&T State University||Kalen Delapp||Admissions Counseloremail@example.com|
|North Carolina Central University||Denettia Shaw||Director of Transfer Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|North Carolina Central University||Hepston H. Henry, II||Veterans Affairs Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|North Carolina Central University||Paul B. Phipps||Student Services Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|North Carolina State University||Taylor Holland||Associate Director of Admissions and Transfer Admissions Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|UNC Asheville||Lindsey Prather||Transfer Admissions Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC-Chapel Hill||Hayes Boylston||Senior Assistant Director of Admissionsemail@example.com|
|UNC-Chapel Hill||Olivia Miller||Senior Assistant Director of Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC-Chapel Hill||Allee Olive||Senior Assistant Director of Admissionsemail@example.com|
|UNC-Chapel Hill||Maria Lofton||Senior Assistant Director of Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC-Chapel Hill||Madeline Snider||Assistant Director of Admissionsemail@example.com|
|UNC-Chapel Hill||Brian Woodard||Assistant Director of Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC-Chapel Hill||Alex Wadsworth||Assistant Director of Admissionsemail@example.com|
|UNC-Chapel Hill||Carla Salas||Assistant Director of Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC-Chapel Hill||Isaac Bell||Assistant Director of Admissionsemail@example.com|
|UNC-Chapel Hill||Robert Noffsinger||Assistant Director of Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC Charlotte||Barbara Seyter||Senior Associate Director (Undergraduate Admissions)||email@example.com|
|UNC Charlotte||Jami Dawkins||Assistant Director, Transfer Outreach (Undergraduate Admissions)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC Charlotte||Lauren Grimes||Transfer Admissions Counselor (Undergraduate Admissions)||email@example.com|
|UNC Charlotte||Kaitlyn Kubacki||Transfer Admissions Counselor (Undergraduate Admissions)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC Greensboro||Melissa Garrison||Associate Directoremail@example.com|
|UNC Pembroke||Amber Dial||Data Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC Pembroke||Engle Revels||Associate Director of Admissionsemail@example.com|
|UNC Wilmington||Micah Jarrett||Transfer Admission Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC Wilmington||Cassidy Bailey||Transfer Admission Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|UNC Wilmington||Jessica Horne||Assistant Director of Transfer Admissionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC Wilmington||Jo Hannah Fitzwater||Transfer Admission Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|UNC Wilmington||Erica Bowen||Transfer Admission Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC Wilmington||Karla Blanton||Assistant Director of Transfer Admissionemail@example.com|
|UNC Wilmington||Emilee Farnes||Transfer Admission Coordinator (Onslow Campus)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|UNC Wilmington||Nile McKibben||Transfer Admission Coordinator (Camp Lejune)||email@example.com|
|Western Carolina University||Heather Hill||Senior Assistant Director of Admissionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Western Carolina University||Emily Bingham||Transfer Counseloremail@example.com|
|Western Carolina University||Hannah Scott||Transfer Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Western Carolina University||Keri Clark||Transfer Counseloremail@example.com|
|Winston-Salem State University||Marquita Graves||Associate Registrarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Winston-Salem State University||Chenetta Mallette||Assistant Registraremail@example.com|
|Winston-Salem State University||Kerwin Graham||Director of Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Please contact Dr. Bethany D. Meighen (email@example.com) of Academic Planning with any updates to this list.