What difference, if any, is there in the number of transferable credit hours I will receive upon enrollment at Carolina if I select CIHS transfer vs first-year consideration?

There’s no difference. All students transferring from a CIHS program with an associate of arts or an associate of science degree will receive at least 60 transferable credit hours, whether they apply as a first-year or transfer applicant. Additional hours may be awarded if you have received credit for additional college work.