The UNC System defines the traditional transfer student as one who has attended a non-community college post-secondary institution, is ‘under’ the age of 21, and has not earned a bachelor’s degree. Any student who has earned a bachelor’s degree and would like to earn a second bachelor’s degree is classified as a second degree student and not a transfer student.

If you have only taken courses at a community college, we encourage you to visit the NC Community College Transfer page, where you will find information more applicable to your unique circumstances.

Special Considerations for Traditional Transfer Students

  • Many institutions have “pathways” to help facilitate the transition into a major. These plans differ from institution to institution. For this reason, transfer students should contact the transfer advisor and consult the registrar’s website at their chosen institution. These resources will provide detailed information about degree plans and transfer policies. Plan to do as much preparation for your major as possible prior to transfer.
  • Campuses will complete a course-by-course evaluation of prior college courses to determine transfer credit at the time of admission. Students who start their studies at one institution knowing in advance they will finish their degree at a second institution will find it advantageous to research which courses will transfer. Careful planning will ensure that courses you take at one institution count toward your degree requirements as articulated by the institution where you complete your studies. Typically, this involves asking the following questions: Which courses will satisfy the general education requirements at the institution from which you intend to graduate? Which classes will satisfy the prerequisites for the upper-level coursework you will need to complete? Will any courses at the first institution count toward the degree requirements at the second institution?
  • Courses at two different institutions sharing the same title will not necessarily count as a course equivalency.
  • Transfer students do not have to come from within the UNC System, but course equivalencies will vary.
  • Prior to starting the application process, second degree seeking students are advised to talk with a transfer counselor. In some cases, programs will not accept students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree. In other cases, some of the work completed toward the first degree might count toward the second degree, or it can satisfy prerequisites. Consulting with an advisor can help students determine whether the pursuit of a second degree (as opposed to a master’s degree or a learning certificate) is worth the effort.

How do I transfer to a UNC campus?

  1. Compare and contrast the 16 universities within the UNC System, focusing your attention on finding the institutions that offer the major you want to pursue. Contact the transfer counselor at the campus of your choice. We strongly encourage you to speak with a transfer counselor and/or attend a transfer event at your chosen campus.
  2. After choosing a university, review its admission requirements.
  3. Use the table below to find and contact the transfer counselor at the institution of your choice. We strongly encourage you to speak with a transfer counselor and/or attend a transfer event at your chosen institution.
  4. Fill out a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and visit the financial aid office at the institution of your choice.
  5. Review course equivalencies at the institution of your choice.

Transfer Counselors

CampusNameTitlePhone NumberEmail
Appalachian State UniversityJeni WyattSr. Director of Online & Transfer Services 828.262.6647wyattjl@appstate.edu
Appalachian State UniversityJayne DowdyAssociate Director of Transfer & Military Recruitment828.262.2860dowdyjl@appstate.edu 
Appalachian State UniversityPressley LatonAssociate Director of Transfer Recruitment828.262.2562latonpd@appstate.edu
Appalachian State UniversityBeth WattsAssociate Director of Transfer & Online Advising 828.262.7453wattsbl@appstate.edu
Appalachian State UniversityBuffy SiskAssociate Director, Online & Transfer Recruitment828.262.2550siskbe@appstate.edu
Appalachian State UniversityKaren LawsOnline & Transfer Recruitment Program Manager828.262.6261lawsks@appstate.edu
Appalachian State UniversitySam ShiremanOnline & Transfer Recruitment Program Manager 828.262.6806shiremansc@appstate.edu
East Carolina UniversityJoshua DailVeterans Affairs Coordinator252.328.1731dailj@ecu.edu
East Carolina UniversityJeffrey NetznikAssociate Director for Military Outreach252.737.2018netznikj@ecu.edu
East Carolina UniversityMillicent ThomasOnline Learning Support Advisor252-328-9206online@ecu.edu
East Carolina UniversityErica HoytAssociate Director for Transfer Recruitment252.328.6640hoyte@ecu.edu
Elizabeth City State UniversityHarold MurrillAdmissions/Transfer Counselor252.335.3307hhmurrill@mail.ecsu.edu
Elizabeth City State UniversityLarry WilsonAdmissions / Transfer Counselor252.335.3307lawilson@ecsu.edu
Elizabeth City State UniversityLaTonya Lewis JonesAdmissions / Transfer Counselor252.335.3307ldlewis@ecsu.edu
Fayetteville State UniversityJonathan CobbAssistant Director of Admission Transfers910.672.1010jmcobb@uncfsu.edu
Fayetteville State UniversityDarnette HallSenior Assistant Director of Admissions910.672.1373dlhall01@uncfsu.edu
Fayetteville State UniversityBrooke VannAdmissions Counselor910.672.1376bvann@uncfsu.edu
Fayetteville State UniversityR. Donte’ WiseSenior Assistant Director of Admission/Transfer Coordinator910.672.1372rdwise01@uncfsu.edu
North Carolina A&T State UniversityJameia A. TennieInterim Director of Undergraduate Admissions336.285.4110jatennie@ncat.edu
North Carolina A&T State UniversityChristopher CaricoTransfer Admissions Counselor336.285.4119cwcarico@ncat.edu
North Carolina A&T State UniversityEssence LargentTransfer Admissions Counselor336.285.4121ejlargen@ncat.edu
North Carolina Central UniversityDenettia ShawDirector of Transfer Services919.530.6687dshaw9@nccu.edu
North Carolina Central UniversityHepston H. Henry, IIVeterans Affairs Coordinator919.530.5312hhenryii@nccu.edu
North Carolina Central UniversityPaul B. PhippsStudent Services Specialist919.530.6688pphipps@nccu.edu
North Carolina State UniversityTaylor HollandAssociate Director of Admissions and Transfer Admissions Coordinator919.515.2434tahollan@ncsu.edu
UNC AshevilleGrayson RandallTransfer Admissions Counselor828.251.6334grandall@unca.edu
UNC-Chapel HillMelody LevySenior Assistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillAndrew ParrishSenior Assistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillAugust ArmbristerAdmissions Counselor919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillHayes BoylstonAssistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillSloan JohnsonAdmissions Counselor919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillHeather MayAssistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillOlivia MillerAssistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillAllee OliveAssistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillRebecca EgbertSenior Assistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillMaria RodriguezAssistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillNi-Eric PerkinsSenior Assistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillMadeline SniderAssistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillBrian WoodardAssistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillRickita WorrellAssistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel HillPatty HaydonSenior Assistant Director of Admissions919.966.3621unchelp@admissions.unc.edu
UNC CharlotteBarbara SeyterSenior Associate Director (Undergraduate Admissions)704.687.7281barbara.seyter@uncc.edu
UNC CharlotteJami DawkinsAssistant Director, Transfer Outreach (Undergraduate Admissions)704.687.1922jami.dawkins@uncc.edu
UNC CharlotteLauren GrimesTransfer Admissions Counselor (Undergraduate Admissions)704.687.7293lwils120@uncc.edu
UNC CharlotteKaitlyn KubackiTransfer Admissions Counselor (Undergraduate Admissions)704.687.0297kkubacki@uncc.edu
UNC GreensboroClay AlexanderAssociate Director336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC GreensboroKelly CaudleAssociate Director336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC GreensboroNita AlbrechtAssociate Director336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC GreensboroJosh ArtripSenior Assistant Director336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC GreensboroAndre’ HillSenior Assistant Director336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC GreensboroLindsey KennedyAssistant Director336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC GreensboroSarah GriffinAdmissions Counselor336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC GreensboroMatthew McKayAdmissions Counselor336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC GreensboroMichael ClintonAdmissions Counselor336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC GreensboroAngie MooreStudent Services Coordinator336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC GreensboroKacy S. McAdooSenior Associate Director336.334.5243admissions@uncg.edu
UNC PembrokeAmber DialData Coordinator910.521.6302amber.dial@uncp.edu
UNC PembrokeEngle RevelsAssociate Director of Admissions910.521.6369engle.revels@uncp.edu
UNC WilmingtonMicah JarrettTransfer Admission Coordinator910.962.2550jarrettm@uncw.edu
UNC WilmingtonCassidy BaileyTransfer Admission Coordinator910.962.7324baileycb@uncw.edu
UNC WilmingtonJessica HorneAssistant Director of Transfer Admission910.962.4096hornej@uncw.edu
UNC WilmingtonJo Hannah FitzwaterTransfer Admission Coordinator910.962.7038fitzwaterj@uncw.edu
UNC WilmingtonErica BowenTransfer Admission Coordinator910.962.2096bowene@uncw.edu
UNC WilmingtonKarla BlantonAssistant Director of Transfer Admission910.962.7127blantonk@uncw.edu
UNC WilmingtonEmilee FarnesTransfer Admission Coordinator (Onslow Campus)910.938.6736farnese@uncw.edu
UNC WilmingtonNile McKibbenTransfer Admission Coordinator (Camp Lejune)910.450.5507mckibbenn@uncw.edu
Western Carolina UniversityHeather HillSenior Assistant Director of Admission828.227.3170hchill@wcu.edu
Western Carolina UniversityEmily BinghamTransfer Counselor828.227.2672ebingham@wcu.edu
Western Carolina UniversityHannah ScottTransfer Counselor828.227.2687hfharper@wcu.edu
Western Carolina UniversityKeri ClarkTransfer Counselor828.227.2680kclark@wcu.edu
Winston-Salem State UniversityMarquita GravesAssociate Registrar336.750.8697gravesmj@wssu.edu
Winston-Salem State UniversityChenetta MalletteAssistant Registrar336.750.3336mallettecd@wssu.edu
Winston-Salem State UniversityKerwin GrahamDirector of Admissions336.750.2078grahamkw@wssu.edu