How Credits Transfer

Use these resources as a guide for determining how your credits will transfer to UNC Charlotte.

How Credits Transfer

Transferring college-level credits

      • Our Transfer Credit Advisor is an online database of courses that have transferred from other colleges and universities across the country.
      • Please keep in mind that this database is comprised of courses that have transferred previously.
      • If you are transferring from a college or university outside of North Carolina, this may not be a comprehensive list.    

Transferring from a university or community college without an Associate's Degree

      • Our Transfer Guides will help you navigate the transfer process.
      • The guides will assist you in the process of choosing courses if you plan to transfer without earning an Associate degree. 
      • They are specific to individual programs or dependent on the institution you are transferring from. 
      • Be sure to choose the guide that is right for your specific situation.

Transferring with an Associate's Degree (AA, AS, AFA) from a North Carolina Community College

      • These Pathways to Degree Guides will provide you with a path leading from your Associate Degree completion to admission to your major and completion of a Baccalaureate degree.

Transferring CLEP Credits

      • Credits granted for CLEP exams are shown as transfer hours on your transcript and are included in the hours completed toward a degree.
      • An official CLEP test score is required to award CLEP credit.
      • Keep in mind that CLEP credit will not count toward the 24 hour requirement for admission.

Transferring AP Credits

      • View this page to see how credits for Advanced Placement (AP) exams taken during a student’s high school career transfer to UNC Charlotte.
      • Keep in mind that AP credit will not count toward the 24 hour requirement for admission.

Transferring IB Credits

      • UNC Charlotte recognizes the IB curriculum as a rigorous college preparatory program.
      • We award university course credits for higher level (HL) and subsidiary level (SL) examinations up to a maximum of 30 semester hours.
      • A score of 5 or greater is required unless otherwise noted. Keep in mind that IB credit will not count toward the 24 hour requirement for admission.