Admission Requirements – Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer student applications are reviewed based on both high school and college records. For consideration, a student must typically possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on all post-secondary course work and be eligible to return to the last school attended. However, no minimum GPA guarantees admission, and a strong performance in a challenging college curriculum is heavily weighted.

All students under the age of 21 must satisfy North Carolina state requirements. Visit the University Catalog for more detailed information about admission and North Carolina state requirements. A student who does not satisfy these state requirements, should plan to complete a minimum of 24 hours of transferable credits before becoming eligible for admission consideration.                        

Each applicant for admission as a transfer student must submit the following:

  • Completed application for admission.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $75. This payment does not apply to other university fees.
  • Official high school transcripts, to be mailed directly by the school, to UNC Asheville’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Applicants who have an A.A., A.S., A.F.A., B.A. or B.S. degree at the time of application, or who are over the age of 21, do not need to provide high school transcripts.
  • Home schooled applicants who are NC residents must submit a copy of the “Home School Eligibility Certification,” issued by the NC Division of Non-Public Instruction. Non-North Carolina residents must submit official documentation indicating the home school is approved to provide instruction. Official transcripts should include the notarized signature of the home school official.
  • Official college transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (after high school) previously attended, including those from which you withdrew or earned no credit. The applicant must contact the Registrar at each institution attended and request that an official transcript be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
  • A Transfer Student Academic and Disciplinary Form, to be completed by a school official at current or last attended school.
  • A recent announcement from the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid

Admission Decision Appeals

Applicants who are not offered formal admission to UNC Asheville may appeal the university’s decision. In these cases, candidates are encouraged to contact their assigned Admissions Counselor and work together on the appeal. The Admissions Counselor can serve as a campus advocate for the student’s appeal and establish a partnership that will help the student submit the appropriate materials to provide the best chance for the appeal to be granted. The Admissions Counselor will gather the appeal materials and submit them for consideration on the student’s behalf. Visit the University Catalog for more information about appealing an admission decision.