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Transfer Students

The path to NC State is not always direct. If you've already graduated from high school and begun your college education at another institution, you have the option to apply as a transfer applicant.

Undergraduate Transfer Students

Applying to NC State as an transfer Online and Distance Education student, which means you started your college-level work at another university or community college, is the same as applying to be an on-campus transfer student. The NC State Office of Undergraduate Admissions considers a range of accomplishments and qualifications, including:

  • Coursework the applicant has completed
  • Strong cumulative GPA for all transferable college work previously attempted
  • 30 or more semester hours (or 45 or more quarter hours) of transferable credits. Total required credits can be more depending on the specifics of the program in which you are interested. (Qualifying AP scores can be used to meet transfer admission coursework requirements.)
  • Eligibility to return to each institution previously attended
  • UNC-system Minimum Course Requirements, 21 years of age and under or have fewer than 24 transferable hours at the time of the application
  • Attempted coursework through NC State University’s Non-Degree Studies (NDS) program must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to be considered for admission

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website to find out how to apply as a transfer applicant.

Current NC State students were on hand to welcome Transfer students to the session.