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Applying as a Transfer Student

Apply as a Transfer Student

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Honors Pathways Details

University Honors for Transfer Students Bridge Honors
Designed for Those with:35 or fewer credit hours and 2-3 remaining general education requirements Transfer students with an associate's degree, more than 35-40 credit hours, OR fewer than 2 general education requirements remaining
Curricular requirements 6 hours of Honors University Studies (e.g., Honors BIO 201, honors ENG 103)

HON 210, 211, or 212 (3 hours)

Two credits of HON 120, 121, or 191

3 hours of Honors electives

Departmental Honors thesis (6 hours)
HON 399 or 191 (1 hour)

Departmental Honors thesis (6 hours)

5-6 hours of Honors seminars (including HON 210, 211, 212, 120, and/or 121)
Total credits required 20 hours 12-13 hours
Medallion Ceremony participation? Yes Yes
Type of honors received on degree University Honors with Honors in (major) ex.: University Honors with Honors in Biology Bridge Honors in (major) ex.: Bridge Honors in Biology


There is one Honors Transfer Application for Bridge and University Honors. 

Students must apply to Honors by December 31st for Spring admission or June 30th for Fall admission.

No, but Honors students must have a GPA of at least 3.3 when they have completed 27 credit hours at UNCW and 3.5 by 58 credit hours. Having a lower GPA than this at your current institution makes acceptance less likely, but not impossible. 

Yes! All students must fill out the UNCW Scholarship Application to be eligible for any UNCW Scholarships. 

Honors has established Memorandums of Understanding with the below programs. If you are a part of these programs, please email us at 

You will not live in Honors housing. 

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Honors class sizes are capped at 20 students, with many ranging from 8-12 students, helping you develop close interactions with the faculty from your very first semester.

Honors is interdisciplinary, giving students the opportunity to approach a topic from several different angles.

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Office of the Honors College

Honors College
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5958

We are located in Randall Library on the second floor, Suite 2007