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Transfer Students

To understand how courses that you have taken elsewhere transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill, you will find it helpful to review and understand the requirements of Carolina's Making Connections Curriculum.

Here are some general rules about transfer credit and requirements at UNC-Chapel Hill.

  • A minimum of 45 academic credit hours must be earned from UNC-Chapel Hill courses, and at least 24 of the last 30 academic credit hours applied to the degree requirements must be earned in UNC-Chapel Hill courses.
  • You must complete at least half of the courses and credit hours in your major at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • If pursuing a minor, you must complete at least nine (9) hours of your minor course requirements at UNC-Chapel Hill. Certain departments may require more.
  • If you are transferring credit in your major field, at least three-fourths of the courses and credit hours in the major (not to exceed 18 hours) taken at UNC-Chapel Hill must be passed with a grade of C (not C-) or better.
  • Under most circumstances, a student with a baccalaureate degree cannot earn a second baccalaureate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. The only exception is for a student with a degree in academic affairs who is admitted into a degree program within Health Affairs (for example, nursing, dentistry, public health). In this circumstance, the student who has already earned a bachelor's degree from another institution of higher education will be regarded as having met all General Education requirements, including Foundations, Approaches, and Connections.
  • If you receive transfer credit for a physical activity taken before transferring to Carolina (i.e., PHYA 998 or 999), you have fulfilled the Lifetime Fitness Foundations requirement, but no academic credit hours will be awarded for the physical activity transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill. If you do not have transfer credit for PHYA 998 or 999, then you will need to take a one-credit hour Lifetime Fitness (LFIT) course.
  • If you are enrolling in a health-professions program, you must fulfill five of nine Connections requirements, two of which must be the Experiential Education and Global Issues Connections requirements.

for Students completing the North Carolina Common Curriculum (NCCC)

  • Your Foundations requirements have been fulfilled, with the exception of your Foreign Language (FL) and Lifetime Fitness (LFIT), or other courses specifically required for your major and/or minor. Individually transferred courses as part of the NCCC are eligible to fulfill the FL and LFIT requirements.
  • Your Approaches requirements are fulfilled, with the exception of courses required for your major and/or minor. Individually transferred courses as part of the NCCC are eligible to fulfill the courses required for your major and/or minor.
  • Your Connections requirements are fulfilled, with the exception of Experiential Education (EE) and Global Issues (GL). Individually transferred courses as part of the NCCC are eligible to fulfill the EE and GL requirements.
  • Individually transferred courses as part of the NCCC are eligible to fulfill the Supplemental General Education requirement.