Transfer Credit - UNCG Admissions (2024)

How does credit transfer

Students can transfer credits into UNC Greensboro through courses taken at regionally accredited institutions and/or placement tests. In order for the credits to transfer, you must have earned a minimum of a C in the course. The sum total of transfer credit hours from two-year college(s), extension, or correspondence courses that may be applied toward an undergraduate degree may not exceed 64 semester hours. In order to graduate with a bachelors degree from UNC Greensboro, students must complete a minimum of 31 hours at UNCG.


  • In general, students working toward a two-year Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree will find that most of their credits translate to meet general education requirements at UNCG. Some of UNCG’s four-year degrees, especially STEM-related degrees, may require that certain pre-requisite courses are completed at UNCG. In these cases, transfer classes can count toward elective credit.Students can also refer to a set ofdegree planswe have made available for most of our majors.

  • Completed your AA or AS degreefrom a North Carolina public community college: If you have at least a 2.0 GPA and a grade of “C” or better in all transferable courses, you will receive at least 60 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to UNC Greensboro. This means you will have fulfilled the university’s lower-division general education requirements. (Certain UNCG degree programs may have additional requirements or prerequisites.) This is part of the state’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) policy.

    Completed an AAS degree: Your credits will transfer on a course-by-course basis unless your degree is covered by a specific2Plus program. These 2Plus programs are specifically negotiated agreements between UNC Greensboro and certain NC community colleges. Degree options include early childhood education and nursing degrees at UNCG.


    If you have an in-progress AA or AS degreefrom an NC community college with at least 16 completed credits, consider the Reverse Transfer program. This allows you to earn your associate degree while completing courses for your 4-year degree at UNCG. For more details about Reverse Transfer, contact our office.


    Transfering from a private or non-NC school? Your credits will transfer on a course-by-course basis. Check your institution and coursework on theUNCG Transfer Credit Plannerto get an idea of which courses will transfer.

    • Courses with a C- or less will not transfer, but will be calculated as part of overall cumulative GPA unless repeated with a higher grade result at the same institution.
    • If you take a course or its equivalent more than once for credit (and it is not repeatable for credit), credit will be applied toward degree requirements only once.
    • In the case of duplicate transfer credit, only the first instance in which credit can be awarded will be transferred to UNCG.
    • Any UNCG student may earn up to 12 hours of elective credit in physical education activity courses to apply toward graduation.
    • Elective credit for military training may be awarded where UNCG has comparable courses and upon receipt of an official American Council of Education transcript.
    • Technical, vocational, or professional courses (from community colleges or from proprietary or technical colleges) cannot be accepted in transfer unless they are part of a 2Plus Program. These programs give students with certain Associate in Applied Science degrees access to transfer toward specific 4-year UNCG degrees.
    • Developmental courses (such as Intermediate Algebra), and courses that are not applicable to UNCG degree programs do not transfer.
    • If you have taken placement tests such as CLEP or AP, we require official test scores directly from the College Board to accept the applicable credits.
    • For courses where you wish to receive General Education credit for a course you transferred to UNCG, you should contact your advisor. Advisors can submit appeals to the General Education Council.


    • UNCG policy requires that all international courses (even those taught in English) be evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. A transfer credit block for international work will not be posted until such evaluations have been submitted; specific UNCG course credit will not be posted until course descriptions (translated) have been submitted to Transfer Articulation Services.

    • UNCG extension credit, earned either on or off campus, will be considered transfer credit for admission purposes. Up to 64 semester hours in extension and/or correspondence credits may be applied toward your degree. Academic departments may establish course and credit limitations on extension credits. Although UNCG extension credit is treated as transfer credit at the time of admission, it will be thereafter considered “Residence” credit for degree certification purposes.

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