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.
- 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.
Common Numbering System (CNS)
- The UNC System created a CNS Transfer Course Search to ease transfer across the 16 public UNC System universities, as well as the School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM).
- If you used the CNS to plan your transfer, but your official credit evaluation is not showing as you expected, initiate the UNC CNS Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure.