Transfer Requirements

General Transfer Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 24 transferable semester hours from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body. Students are encouraged to complete college coursework in English, Math, Science, Social Science, and History.
    • Applicants with less than 24 transferable credit hours may be reviewed on freshmen criteria and may be asked to send SAT or ACT scores.
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative college GPA for all college-level courses.
  • Student must be in good standing and eligible to return to the last school attended.
  • Completion of the Minimum High School Course Requirements

Please note

  • A 2.0 GPA does not guarantee admission; having a higher GPA makes you more competitive.
  • Some majors are more competitive and have additional requirements. View major-specific requirements here.
  • Transferable courses must be college-level, be taken at a regionally accredited college or university, and have a grade of C or higher.
  • Please utilize the Transfer Credit Advisor for a list of courses that have previously transferred from your institution. Course equivalency lists are not exhaustive for any school except North Carolina community colleges.

Transferring with an Associate Degree?

Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades for Spring 2020 semester

We understand that the Spring 2020 semester has brought about unforeseen challenges for all students. As many institutions implement alternative grading options for Spring 2020, below is some additional guidance on how this coursework will be evaluated for new transfer students. This information should be used to help you determine how alternative grading options may impact your admission to the University as well as specific academic majors.  
For purposes of admission:
  • We will use a holistic approach to evaluating student performance.
  • Your transcript will be evaluated to determine your potential for future academic success.
  • Students who were on track for transfer prior to the Spring 2020 semester will be given maximum consideration in the review process.
  • Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades for this semester will not have an impact on your GPA calculation in the transfer admissions process. 
  • Please note that if you are transferring into a competitive major that requires a course prerequisite grade of “B” or better, the “P” (Pass) or “S” (Satisfactory) may not be sufficient for entry into the major.  
For the purposes of credit evaluation:
  • Students who receive traditional grades (A,B,C, D, F) will be evaluated for transfer credit using existing transfer credit policies. Students who earn a grade of C or higher in a college-level course will receive credit for their coursework. You may use our Transfer Credit Advisor to determine how your courses will transfer.
  • Students who earn grades of Pass/Fail or Pass/No Credit will receive credit for all courses where a grade of "P" or "Pass" is awarded.
    • Some competitive majors, such as nursing may not allow grades of "P" or "Pass" to count towards admission to the major, prerequisite or major requirements. Students may need to repeat these courses for a letter grade in order to meet admission, prerequisite or major requirements.
  • If you took transferable courses and earned a credit of "P" (Pass) or "S" (Satisfactory) , you will receive transfer credit at UNC Charlotte. 
  • If you took transferable courses and earned grade of “F” (Fail) or “U” (Unsatisfactory), you will not receive transfer credit at UNC Charlotte.
  • Please feel free to consult with an Admissions Counselor to discuss the grading option that benefits you most in the admissions process. Counselors may be reached at 704-687-5507.​