Transfer from Foreign Institution

Transfer from Foreign Institution

Requirements

  • Proof of English ability – TOEFL or IELTS scores*
  • Minimum TOEFL scores:
    • 70 (internet based) with a minimum score of 14 in each subsection
    • 523 (paper based) with a minimum score of 46 in each subsection
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of a 5.0 in each subsection
  • 24 transferable semester hours from a recognized institution
  • 2.0 cumulative college GPA for all college-level courses
  • Student must be in good standing and eligible to return to the last school attended

* Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to UNC Charlotte.

Transferring Some U.S. Institution Credits

    • If you have 24 or more transferrable semester hours from a US institution with 6 or more hours in English or Humanities courses, you may be exempt from taking the TOEFL or IELTS.  Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions if you have questions.

Foreign secondary school graduates

    • Foreign secondary school graduates who have completed less than one (1) year of university courses must submit an official course-by-course credential evaluation for every school attended (high school and university). We recommend using IEE, Educational Perspectives, or ECE for the evaluation.
    • Foreign secondary school graduates who have completed one (1) year or more of University courses may submit an official "document" evaluation of your secondary school diploma or graduation certificate.  You will still need to submit a course-by-course evaluation for any foreign post-secondary coursework completed. We recommend using IEE, Educational Perspectives, or ECE for the evaluation.

Deadlines

Once we receive all the required transcripts (see below), the review process normally takes approximately 6-8 weeks. Please know that processing times may vary throughout the year, with priority given to applications for the upcoming term.

 
TERM APPLICATION & FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE* TRANSCRIPTS & DOCUMENTS DEADLINE TERM BEGINS
Fall May 15 June 15 August
Spring November 15 December 1 January
1st Summer May 1  May 1 May
2nd Summer May 15  May 15 July

* Application and payment of $60 application fee must be received by the date shown for each term.

NOTE: Students applying for our architectureart, or nursing programs should apply early as these programs have separate application deadlines. You are encouraged to visit their website to gather more information regarding these deadlines.

After Applying

  • You will apply online through your Future 49er Web portal. Once we receive all the required transcripts (see below), the review process normally takes approximately 6-8 weeksPlease know that processing times may vary throughout the year.
  • You can monitor your application status, verify receipt of transcripts, schedule visits, and much more through your Future 49er Web portal.
  • During this time we encourage you to utilize the Transfer Credit Advisor to see how your courses may transfer to UNC Charlotte.
  • If you are admitted to UNC Charlotte, you will receive a letter from us with your student ID number and a link to your Transfer Credit Report. Once you receive this letter, you will find your next steps on the Admitted Student To Do List in your Future 49er Portal.