In this section, the term “transferring” is used to refer to three separate procedures within Part-time Classroom Studies:
On the recommendation of the major department and with the approval of the Graduate School, you may transfer a maximum of six hours of graduate credit in partial satisfaction of the 30-hour minimum requirement for a master’s program. These transfer hours may be from another graduate institution or from courses taken at UNC-Chapel Hill prior to formal admission to a graduate degree program. More than six hours may be approved for transfer to master’s programs requiring over 30 credit hours.
Transfer credit for undergraduate courses taken at other institutions is evaluated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. You must have earned a grade of C or better and UNC-Chapel Hill must offer a comparable course in order for transfer credit to be awarded; professional courses (business, journalism, education) require approval by the appropriate UNC-Chapel Hill school. Technical courses and courses from a special-purpose institution usually do not transfer. The University accepts a maximum of 64 credit hours of transfer credit from two-year institutions or from a combination of two- and four-year college enrollment when the four-year college enrollment (which includes courses concurrently enrolled in or previously completed at UNC-Chapel Hill) precedes the two-year college enrollment. After 64 credit hours are earned toward graduation, no credit hours may be transferred from a two-year institution. Physical education courses taken at other institutions count toward the University’s physical education requirement but do not count toward the academic hours required for graduation. The University will accept a maximum of 75 hours from four-year institutions.
If you are a full-time UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate and you need to switch to part-time status, talk with your advisor. You must be academically eligible to remain in the school from which you are transferring.
Upon transfer to Part-time Classroom Studies, you are limited to a maximum registration of eight credit hours per semester. If you transfer after a semester has begun, you will have to drop courses to fit within this eight-hour limit.
You may not transfer into Part-time Classroom Studies for the semester in which you will graduate. You may not transfer into Part-time Classroom Studies for less than two academic (fall, spring) semesters unless you could graduate in the second semester and the college from which you will graduate approves an early return.
All course work attempted is taken into consideration in determining whether you meet the 2.0 quality point average required to maintain academic eligibility in Part-time Classroom Studies. Provided you maintain eligibility, you may transfer back to full-time status at any time after you complete your second semester in Part-time Classroom Studies.
There is no transfer process for postbaccalaureate students. If you wish to pursue a graduate degree, request information about application procedures from the Graduate School admissions office. If you are a part-time undergraduate who would like to attend school full-time, you may be eligible to transfer into another school or college at UNC-Chapel Hill as a full-time student. The transfer procedure differs according to academic standing:
Intra-University—Fully qualified and competitive degree candidates may transfer to full-time status on request, provided they are academically eligible and the transfer is approved by Part-time Classroom Studies and by the dean of the school or college involved in the transfer.
Degree-seeking and nondegree-seeking undergraduates may apply to transfer into another school or college at UNC-Chapel Hill after:
NOTE: Enrollment in the UNC-Chapel Hill Summer School will not reduce the number of fall or spring semesters you must complete; the credits earned, however, will count in the total number of UNC-Chapel Hill credits needed.
If you meet the qualifications stated above, you may be eligible to transfer into a full-time program. To request a transfer, make an appointment with a Part-time Classroom Studies advisor during October if you want to transfer to full-time for the following spring, or March if you want to transfer to full-time for the following fall.
Degree-seeking and nondegree-seeking undergraduates who do not meet the requirements for transfer may apply directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to be considered for admission as outside transfer candidates.