Transfer Admission Review

Recommendations for Main Campus Transfer Applicants

UNCW uses a holistic approach to review transfer students' applications and will consider several aspects of your application in making our admission decision. In order to be reviewed as a transfer student, applicants must have already graduated from high school and enrolled in college courses at the time of application.

In order to be competitive for admission, applicants are recommended to have at least:

  • Met high school minimum requirements if under the age of 21
  • 24 hours of transferable college-level coursework (complete or in progress)*
  • A cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all transferable work attempted from all institutions attended**
  • Eligibility to return to the last institution attended

Applicants with the following courses completed or in progress have a higher likelihood of gaining admission:

  • 3 hours of college-level math
  • 6 hours of college-level English

*If you have less than 24 transferable hours of college-level coursework completed or in progress, review will be based on your high school transcript information.

**Please note: Grades below a C, including ''C-' will not transfer but are included in the GPA calculation.

If you are applying to an Online Accelerated Program, please note that there are additional minimum requirements for consideration. Please check the Online Accelerated Programs admission requirements for more information.


High School Requirements

All applicants must have done one of the following:

  • Graduated from an accredited high school
  • Obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Received an Adult High School Diploma

If under the age of 21, applicants must have met Minimum Course Requirements in high school unless they have already completed 24 hours of college-level coursework. 

*Please note: All applicants must submit an official high school transcript, GED, or Adult High School Diploma unless they have already earned a Bachelor's degree. 

Application Process

To learn more about the application process, please visit our Deadlines & Applying website for more information.