How Credits Transfer

We have a variety of tools to help you plan your transition to UNC Charlotte. It’s important to use the right tool at the right time.

Meet with a Transfer Counselor

  • Your best option for personalized service!
  • Our transfer counselors are available by phone or for walk-ins from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • You can bring your college transcripts for review by an admissions counselor.

Transfer Credit Advisor

  • The Transfer Credit Advisor is an online database of courses that have transferred from other colleges and universities across the country.
  • Please keep in mind that this database is comprised of courses that have transferred previously.
  • If you are transferring from a NC community college, the list of courses is comprehensive. If you are transferring from a college or university outside of NC, this may not be a comprehensive list as new courses are continuously added.

Transfer Guides

  • Our Transfer Guides will assist you in the process of choosing courses at your current institution if you plan to transfer without earning an Associate degree.
  • They are specific to individual programs or dependent on the institution you are transferring from.

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)

  • The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities.
  • Provides a list of courses included in the CAA and policies related to the agreement

Baccalaureate Degree Plans

  • Useful when transferring with an Associate Degree (AA, AS, AFA) from a North Carolina Community College
  • These Baccalaureate Degree Plans will provide you with a path leading from your Associate Degree completion to admission to your major and completion of a Baccalaureate degree.

Transfer Equivalency Self-Service

  • The Transfer Equivalency Self-Service tool allows you to enter your classes and see how they might count towards graduation requirements in your intended major.
  • Once you enter each class you have taken, you will be able to run an unofficial degree audit based on the information you entered.
  • Provides what-if scenarios if you are considering different majors.
  • Read FAQs about the Transfer Equivalency Self-Service tool.

CLEP Equivalency Chart

  • Credits granted for CLEP exams are shown as transfer hours on your transcript and are included in the hours completed toward a degree.
  • An official CLEP test score is required to award CLEP credit.
  • Keep in mind that CLEP credit will not count toward the 24 hour requirement for admission.

AP Equivalency Chart

  • View this page to see how credits for Advanced Placement (AP) exams taken during a student’s high school career transfer to UNC Charlotte.
  • Keep in mind that AP credit will not count toward the 24 hour requirement for admission.

IB Equivalency Chart

  • UNC Charlotte recognizes the IB curriculum as a rigorous college preparatory program.
  • We award university course credits for higher level (HL) and subsidiary level (SL) examinations up to a maximum of 30 semester hours.
  • A score of 5 or greater is required unless otherwise noted. Keep in mind that IB credit will not count toward the 24 hour requirement for admission.

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