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Transfer Admission Requirements

Discovering the unique characteristics of all our applicants is what makes UNC Asheville different. That's why our application review process is comprehensive. Your test scores and GPA are only part of your story, so tell us about your successes, challenges, interests and goals--everything that makes you who you are.

All students under the age of 21 must satisfy these requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Four units of college preparatory English
  • Four units of mathematics including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and a class beyond Algebra II
  • Three units of science including one unit of biological science, one unit of physical science, and one laboratory course
  • Two units of social studies, including United States History
  • Two units of a foreign language

A student deficient in one or more of these courses must earn 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution before becoming eligible for admission.

Admission to UNC Asheville is competitive. The Office of Admissions reviews applications for admission individually, placing strong emphasis on a review all application materials, including: the application, official transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation and any other materials submitted to determine every candidate’s potential for success at UNC Asheville. No minimum cumulative transfer GPA guarantees admission. Stronger cumulative performance in college-level curriculum increases the likelihood of admission.

Application Requirements

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All transfer applicants must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Official college transcripts from EVERY institution ever attended. This includes colleges attended on a correspondence or extension basis, colleges from which you may have withdrawn before receiving any grades, and college credit received in high school. Contact the Registrar at each institution you have attended and request that an official transcript be sent directly to the UNC Asheville Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
  • Transfer Student Academic and Disciplinary Form must be filled out by your most recent institution. We can receive this by mail, email, or fax from the college or directly from the student.
  • Official high school transcript unless you have completed an A.A., A.S., or A.F.A. degree or are 21 years of age or older at the time of application.
  • Essay (250 words minimum). See topic and instructions on online application.
  • Additional information (i.e. SAT/ACT scores) may be requested upon initial review of application.

Merit Scholarships

Transfer students who submit their application by the application deadline are automatically considered for merit scholarships. There is no additional application. For more information, visit the Scholarships website.

On Campus Housing

On campus housing for transfer students is limited and not guaranteed. More information on housing can be found on the Residential Education, Housing, and Student Life Operations website.

To learn more about the Transfer Living Community, please go here.

Important Information:

Spring 2018 Deadline: November 15, 2017
Notification Date: Rolling

Fall 2018 Deadline: April 15, 2018
Notification Date: Rolling

Transfer Resources:

If you have any other transfer related questions that are not answered on this page, please contact the Admissions Office at 828.251.6481, 800.531.9842, or