Visiting Student Requirements

What is a visiting student?

Visiting students are those who are currently enrolled as degree-seeking students at another institution but who wish to take courses for a term at UNC Charlotte to transfer back to their home institution. Summer terms are also an option for visiting students with a desire to take courses for professional or personal enrichment. Visiting students are non-degree seeking and register on a space-available basis after UNC Charlotte degree-seeking students. The application fee is a processing fee and will not be refunded if the classes you wish to take are full.

The Application:

As a visiting student, you must submit a new application for each term you wish to enroll. An application for the summer term is good for the multiple sessions available in the summer. Visiting students are required to submit transient study forms from their home institution if taking courses in the fall or spring semester. Visiting students are not required to submit transient study forms for the summer. Click here to complete the online application and submit the application fee.


Transcripts are not required unless you want to take a course that requires a prerequisite. In that case, you will need to supply the academic department hosting the course with a transcript proving that you have completed the prerequisite course.


  • Students currently enrolled in high school or under 18 years of age who want to take summer courses are not classified as "visiting students", and should NOT complete the visitor's application. Please contact our office for information about dual enrollment options for high achieving high school students.
  • Students who already hold a first bachelor's degree are not eligible to enroll as visiting students at the University. Your options for pursuing studies at UNC Charlotte include earning a second bachelor's degree or taking courses as a post-baccalaureate student from the Graduate School.
  • Visiting students must be in good academic standing at their home institution.
  • Students are eligible to attend UNC Charlotte as a visiting student for the summer semester prior to attending their home school. For example, a student who has been accepted for the Fall semester at their home school but has not yet attended that school may attend UNC Charlotte as a visiting student for the summer terms.