College of Arts & Sciences

Transfer Student New to UNCW?

Resources to start you on the right track:

  • Teal Bridge - encompasses all of the programming from the Office of Transition Programs designed to welcome and transition new transfer students to the University.  Programs include:
    • Teal Bridge Mentor Program
    • Teal Bridge Events
    • Teal Bridge Publications & Resources  
  • Hawk's Harvest Food PantryHawk's Harvest is available to serve all UNCW students with a One Card. Please see the website for schedule and location information.
  • Learning Center - provides help with tutoring, study strategies, writing, math, supplemental instruction (SI) and study groups
  • Office of Military Affairs - provides a variety of support services to our military-affiliated students
  • Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid - options to help fund a college education
  • Off-Campus Student Services (formerly Perch) - supports the needs of off-campus, non-traditional and graduate students
  • Career Center - career and major exploration, internships, resume help 
  • Handshake - The Career Center's online career portal could help you find a employment opportunities and internships.  

Transfer Student AdvisingWays to get involved:

Specific Information for North Carolina Community College Transfer Students:

  • Reverse Transfer Information
  • Articulation Agreements
  • University Studies Information - North Carolina Community College transfer students, who have earned an AA or AS degree meeting the requirements of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) will receive a waiver of Foundations and Approaches & Perspectives requirements with the exception of PE; foreign language; and 3 credits from Living in Our Diverse Nation or Living in a Global Society. They will also receive a waiver of 3 credits each of Writing Intensive, Information Literacy and Critical Reasoning competency requirements. AS and AA degree-holding transfer students will be held to all other University Studies requirements. All other transfer students will be held to University Studies in its entirety, with the exception of First Year Seminar.

    University Studies includes both lower division general education components and graduation requirements related to the major. For those articulation agreements specifying transfer of lower division general education requirements, lower division general education components of University Studies include: Foundations, Approaches & Perspectives (only 3 credits of Living in Our Global Society or Living in Our Diverse Nation may apply as lower division credit), 3 credits of Critical Reasoning, 3 credits of Writing Intensive Competency, and 3 credits of Information Literacy Competency. Note that other credit meeting University Studies requirements may transfer on a course-by-course basis and some courses may be exempted by specific agreements (e.g. lifetime wellness and foreign language requirements by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement).

Students with Existing Degrees:

For students who already possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, including UNCW, the dean of Undergraduate Studies (or her/his designee), after consultation with the chair(s) of the academic unit(s) through which the student is pursuing the second degree, will determine the extent to which the previous course work meets the spirit of UNCW’s current University Studies requirements and will determine any remaining requirements to be completed.

Students who are transferring to UNCW for a second baccalaureate after having earned a baccalaureate at any UNC institution with a general education requirement will be given a waiver for the following University Studies requirements: First Year Seminar, Composition; Lifetime Wellness; Mathematics and Statistics; Aesthetic, Interpretive, & Literary Perspectives; Historical and Philosophical Approaches; Scientific Approaches to the Natural World; and Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors. For the foreign language requirement, all students should first consult with the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.