A maximum of twelve semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred from another regionally accredited institution in partial fulfillment of the total hours required for any graduate degree. When special circumstances warrant, students may petition the Graduate School for transfer of more than twelve semester hours, not to exceed one-third of the total hours required for any program. Each such petition must be accompanied by a statement of endorsement from the appropriate dean.  Under no circumstances will more than two-thirds of the hours required for a graduate degree or post-baccalaureate certificate be accepted. At least one-third of the hours required for each program must be earned at UNCW.

Grades earned on transferred work must be equivalent to B or better. Transferred credit will be accepted by the Graduate School only upon recommendation of the program coordinator for the program. Graduate School must have an official transcript showing the satisfactory completion of courses offered for transfer credit. International transfer credit must be evaluated through World Education Service (  Please contact the Graduate School for questions regarding transfer credit.

To have transfer credit awarded the Graduate School must:

  1. Receive official transcript(s) showing the satisfactory completion of transfer courses, and
  2. Receive a transfer credit form.
Submitting Transcripts
Submit Paper Transcripts to:

UNCW Graduate School

601 S. College Rd.

Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

Electronic password protected transcripts may be sent directly from the institution to:
Transfer Credit Request Forms
Form Description
Transient Study (PDF)

This form is for the request and approval of transfer credit prior to taking the transfer course(s). Mainly for students who need or are eligible for financial aid.

Transfer Credit (PDF)

This form is required for all students that have completed their transfer courses and are requesting to transfer the credit to their graduate student record.

Transient and transfer credit forms should be sent to the Graduate School.

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