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Transfer Credit Regulations

Accreditation

UNCG accepts the accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Colleges and universities outside North Carolina must have accreditation from the appropriate regional accrediting agency for the transfer credit to be accepted.

Nonaccredited Institutions

Applicants from nonaccredited post-secondary institutions must meet the requirements in effect for admission to the freshman class, including satisfactory secondary school records and SAT scores, as well as meet the transfer requirements of a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Validating Examinations

Some departments at UNCG require an examination to validate transfer credit. These examinations are administered by the department or school involved.

Professional School Admissions

Admission to the University does not constitute selection into any of the professional schools.

Transfer Credit Articulation

Located in the University Registrar’s Office, this unit enters transfer credit course work into the student’s official record. Also, in association with University faculty, this unit is responsible for determining how other higher education institution course work transfers into UNCG. Students with questions about transfer credit are encouraged to call the University Registrar’s Office and ask for the Transfer Articulation area (336/334-5946). Transfer equivalencies for courses taken in the North Carolina Community College System and many area universities are available on the Web at www.uncg.edu/reg/transfer/index.html.

Transfer Credit Limit

The sum total of transfer credit from two-year college(s), that may be applied toward an undergraduate degree may not exceed 64 semester hours.

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

The North Carolina General Assembly, the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina, and the State Board of Community Colleges are committed to the simplification of transfer of credits for students and thus facilitating their educational progress as they pursue associate or baccalaureate degrees within and among public post-secondary institutions in North Carolina. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between N.C. community colleges and public universities in North Carolina, and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students, providing certain assurances to the transferring student by identifying community college courses that are appropriate for transfer as electives, and specifying courses that will satisfy pre-major and general education requirements.

Based on initial transfer to UNCG, students who earn the A.A. or A.S. degree from a North Carolina community college and earned grades of C (2.0) or better will be eligible for 60 semester hours of credit, junior standing, and will have met General Education Core (GEC) requirements. Students who complete the General Education transfer core (44 semester hours), but do not complete the A.A. or A.S. degree also will have met General Education Core (GEC) requirements. Students who earn D grades in the A.A. or A.S. program may or may not be admitted as juniors, but will not have GEC waived.

Extension Credit

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 an undergraduate degree. Academic departments may establish such course and credit limitations in acceptance of extension credit as may be required by specific degree programs.

Although UNCG extension credit is treated as transfer credit at the time of admission, it will thereafter be considered “residence” credit for degree certification purposes.

Correspondence Credit

Up to 64 semester hours in correspondence and extension credit may be applied to the completion of work for an undergraduate degree with the further stipulation that not more than one-fourth of the requirements for the degree may be completed in correspondence credit. Academic departments may establish such course and credit limitations in acceptance of correspondence credit as may be required by specific degree programs.

Although UNCG correspondence credit is treated as transfer credit at the time of admission, it will be thereafter considered “residence” credit for degree certification purposes.

Correspondence credit earned from institutions other than UNCG is always treated as transfer credit. It will have no impact on the UNCG grade point average. Credit hours only will be applied toward the UNCG degree.