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Transfer Students

You’re not late to the party—you’re right on time.

Each fall, we enroll about 800 transfer students into the sophomore and junior classes, and we appreciate the diversity of experience and perspective that each one brings to campus with them. If you join us as a transfer, we’ll do everything in our power to make your transition as smooth as possible.

In easing that transition, a good place to start is by knowing the deadline. We need your transfer application on or before February 15, 2017 to be considered for Fall 2017 admission. You’ll receive our decision by mid-April. We only enroll new transfer students in the fall semester.

You’ll apply through the Common Application, a convenient online application that allows you to apply to multiple schools in one place. In addition to the main part of the Common Application, you’ll answer some UNC-specific questions in the Member Questions section.

Only your online application and your application fee must be submitted by the deadline, but we ask that you submit the other parts of the application (transcripts, test scores, and any other requested supporting materials) within 2-3 weeks after the deadline. The sooner your application becomes complete, the sooner we’ll be able to review it. After you’ve submitted your application, we’ll send you information on how to check the status of your application and view any missing items online.

All students who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid should submit the FAFSA and CSS/Profile by March 1. Learn more about applying for financial aid.

UPDATE: Interested in a special summer program? Consider the Summer Transfer Program: Transition & Thrive, which is an opportunity for 40 incoming transfer students at UNC-Chapel Hill to take between 4-7 credit hours within a supportive cohort environment prior to their first fall semester at UNC. Students will enroll in these courses during the 2017 Summer II Session and will have the opportunity to become familiar with campus, utilize the available resources, and develop a network with peers, professionals, and faculty that will assist them in their transition and success. Students who are interested in studying STEM will also have the opportunity to participate in a STEM boot camp designed to help them thrive in their transition to science-based courses and opportunities at the university. For more, please see Summer Transfer Program: Transition & Thrive.

If you are a currently enrolled transfer student looking for resources, please visit transfers.unc.edu for more information.

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