Continue on your educational journey at the University of North Carolina Asheville to fully unleash your potential! We’re a community of courageous thinkers and imaginative solution-seekers in the pursuit of a bright, intentional future. As a transfer student, you might have questions about the credit transfer policies, financial aid, and the cost of attendance. We’ve got the answers for you! To get started, explore UNC Asheville’s transfer requirements, application deadlines, events, and frequently asked questions.

UNC Asheville Transfer Requirements

Our transfer-friendly policies make it easy to start your journey at UNC Asheville. Transfer students typically have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher. To be considered, you must be eligible to return to the last school you attended. Send us your:

  • UNC Asheville Transfer Common Application or CFNC Application
  • $75 application fee or a fee waiver
  • Official high school transcript if you have fewer than 24 completed college credits at the time of application AND are 20 years and younger. If you were homeschooled, submit a Home School Eligibility Certification. If you are under 21, ensure you satisfy the UNC-System high school course requirements.
  • Official college transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you’ve attended. Request that your official transcript be sent to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid via email to If your institution is unable to email your transcript, they can mail it to the following address:

Brown Hall – Lower Level, CPO #1320
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804

Transfer Application Deadlines

After the priority deadline, transfer applications will be considered on a rolling, space available basis.

  • Spring Enrollment Priority Deadline: December 18 (previously November 15).
  • Fall Enrollment Priority Deadline: June 15.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Consistently named a Best Buy or Best Value by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, UNC Asheville is a worthy investment for your career and your life. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you are able to learn in a tight-knit community at an affordable public university cost.

Financial aid and scholarships are available to transfer students to lower the cost.

UNC Asheville Transfer Events

Learn more about UNC Asheville, the transfer process, and life on campus during our Q&A-style Zoom information sessions. We can also bring UNC Asheville to you: each spring, we visit local community colleges including, but not limited to, AB Tech, Blue Ridge Community College, and Haywood Community College.

Transfer Admission FAQs

Use UNC Asheville’s transfer credit equivalencies guide to see how you can transfer different types of credit, including AP, A-Level, CLEP, and IB. You can also estimate your credits’ transfer eligibility using our transfer equivalency self-service degree audit tool.

There is no set limit to credit transfers, but you must complete your final 30 credit hours at UNC Asheville. Review our transfer policies and resources for more details about specific subjects, community college transfers, and our articulation agreements.

If you’ve completed an AA, AS, or AFA from a North Carolina Community College, your degree will transfer to UNC Asheville as block credit that satisfies most of the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements. If you haven’t completed a degree, you can transfer most community college courses according to our common course equivalencies.

Use our 4-Year Community College Transfer Plans to help tailor your community college coursework to your longer-term goals at UNC Asheville. The UNC System Course Transfer Search can also help you navigate transfer opportunities.

Transfer students are eligible for select departmental and university scholarships during their time at UNC Asheville. They are not eligible for University Merit Award upon admission.

You will not be required to live on campus, but you are welcome to! Apply early, as on-campus housing for transfer students is limited and not guaranteed. We have plenty of resources for your transition to life at UNC Asheville, including our transfer student Residential Learning Community and off-campus housing resources.

As long as you meet the qualifying requirements, UNC Asheville will offer you direct admission if you are transferring from AB Tech, Blue Ridge Community College, Haywood Community College, or South Piedmont Community College.

Transfer Student Spotlight

Meet Ralph Day, music technology major and AB Tech Community College transfer student. Ralph is also a recipient of the CORE Scholarship, a partnership between UNC Asheville and AB Tech Community College that provides transfer students with a full scholarship at AB Tech for two years to earn their associate’s degree and for two years at UNC Asheville to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Why Transfer to UNC Asheville?

Excellent Liberal Arts and Sciences Education

Find your place on the only public liberal arts and sciences campus in North Carolina. Here, you’ll learn in small classes averaging just 14 students. You’ll collaborate across disciplines with peers and faculty alike. You’ll be welcome in more than 60 clubs, student organizations, and intramural sports.

Research & Internship Opportunities

With competitive research opportunities, the University of North Carolina Asheville offers the ideal environment for you to deepen your studies and prepare for graduate programs. During your time at UNC Asheville, you also benefit from ample internship opportunities that can set you up for career success.

Top-Ranked Public University

Others see our excellence, too: we’re #8 in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Top Public Schools in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category, and we have multiple top-20 rankings from The Princeton Review.

Take the first bold steps toward expansive knowledge and genuine, community-based experience at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Contact the Transfer Admission Team

Ask questions and get advice from the University of North Carolina Asheville if you need assistance with submitting your application as a transfer student.

 Start Your Application to UNC Asheville

Pursue your bold ideas in the classroom, the lab, the field, and wherever else you want to take them. Your future starts at UNC Asheville—all you have to do is apply!