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Transfer Students

There are many paths to Carolina.

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.

To be considered for admission, please submit your transfer application by February 15. You’ll receive our decision by mid-April. Please note that we only enroll new transfer students in the fall semester.

You’ll apply through the Common Application. Just enter “University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill” in the search box to get started.

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.

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

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