University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1) How would you describe your campus to transfer students?
UNCG enrolls approximately 16,632 students from 49 states and 70 countries including 12,692 traditional undergraduates. The fall 2006 transfer class is the largest ever at 1,380 students. Minority enrollment is about 25%.
The average class size is 27 students, and more than a third of classes have 20 or fewer students. Approximately 1,700 classes are offered each semester. The student/faculty ratio is approximately 16:1. Ninety percent of classes are taught by professors
One great benefit of attending UNCG is its location. Greensboro offers all the amenities of a large city yet it has a small town feel. Time and again it has been nationally recognized as one of the best places to live in the US. Students find in a Greensboro a dynamic mixture of education, social gatherings, and cultural and sporting events. In addition to UNCG, the triad is home to ten other colleges and universities. Discover the museums, Broadway and local theatre, movies, galleries, coffee bars, opera, ballet, and the symphony. Two coliseums in Greensboro host sporting events and feature well known performers. Greensboro Coliseum, seating almost 24,000, hosted the ACC men's and women's basketball tournament in 2006. Area minor league baseball, professional hockey and soccer draw crowds with their exciting colorful play.
In recent years more than one-third of our graduates started their college programs at other institutions. In fact, UNCG enrolls more than 1,000 new transfer students each fall. Online resources for transfer applicants are available at http://web.uncg.edu/adm/transfer.
2) What F.A.Q.s do you most frequently need to answer from transfer students and how do you respond?
What materials are required to apply?
the application (printable or on-line at www.uncg.edu/adm)
$45 application fee
official transcripts for the secondary school attended (and GED scores or adult high school diploma, if applicable) and from all post-secondary institution(s) attended, including summer, extension, developmental, and technical credit
What are your admissions requirements?
We require applicants to have the following:
30 semester hours or more of transferable college credit from a regionally accredited institution. Students with fewer than 30 hours must submit SAT or ACT scores for evaluation and must meet freshman admission standards.
A minimum overall and transferable grade point average of 2.0 as calculated by UNCG.
Be eligible to return to the last institution attended.
Meet the UNC-System Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) for high school preparation* including:
English: 4 units (emphasis on grammar, composition, and literature)
Math: 3** units including algebra I, geometry, algebra II. The fourth unit of math is required for students who graduate from high school in 2006 and beyond.
Science: 3 units including one unit of life or biological science, one unit of physical science, and one laboratory course.
Social Science: 2 units including one year of U.S. history.
Foreign Language: 2 units of the same language (required for 2004 high school graduates and beyond)
*Applicants who are under 24 years of age and who are missing one of the required high school units (MCR) or have earned a GED must do one of the following:
Graduate from a regionally accredited two-year institution with an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), or Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree.
Complete a minimum of 6 semester hours (or 9 quarter hours) each of college level English, mathematics, science, social science, and college transfer electives. Students who graduated from high school in 2004 or later must substitute 6 semester hours (or 9 quarter hours) of foreign language for the electives. All courses must be taken at an accredited institution with grades of "C" or better.
** Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for a list of courses
that will satisfy the advanced math requirement.
Students who are over 24 years of age are evaluated individually for admission. If you are a prospective adult student, we encourage you to meet with an adult admissions advisor to develop a plan for continuing your studies at UNCG. To schedule an appointment, call 336.334.5243.
What about transfer credit?
Prior to admission, transfer admission counselors can provide unofficial credit evaluations. An official Transfer Equivalency Worksheet (TEW) listing all courses accepted for transfer credit and their UNCG equivalents will be generated during the application process.
For additional transfer credit information, including an online transfer equivalency course search, visit www.uncg.edu/reg/transfer.
Have further questions? Ask Charlie!
3) What financial aid opportunities exist for transfer students and what institutional deadlines need to be meet in order to apply?
As part of the UNC system, UNCG's tuition and fees are among the lowest in the nation. Still, more than half our students receive some type of financial aid. Awards last year totaled more than $90 million in grants, scholarships, loans and work-study jobs. http://web.uncg.edu/adm/pub/justfortransfers/value.htm
The first step in applying for aid is to file the FAFSA. The priority deadline for the FAFSA is March 1. Details are here - http://fia.uncg.edu/handbook/application-steps.htm
UNCG continues to be included among the 100 best public education values in the United States, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance. The annual ranking lists the top 100 public schools that "combine outstanding value with a first-class education". http://www.kiplinger.com/tools/colleges/
4) What are the important deadlines for transfer students?
UNCG reviews transfer applications for the fall and spring terms. Our deadlines are:
August 1 – Fall term
December 1 – Spring term
Applications are reviewed on a rolling and space available basis, so it is important to apply early!
For a complete list of application deadlines see http://web.uncg.edu/adm/applications/timeline.htm
For the complete list of Steps to Enrolling see http://web.uncg.edu/adm/pub/justfortransfers/steps.htm
links would you like posted from your website that would take students to
information and important contacts for transfer
Register now for upcoming Adult/Transfer Information Sessions:
Please don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to find out about UNCG! The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites prospective transfer and adult students to attend our evening sessions for a chance to talk to admissions advisors and financial aid representatives in a relaxed atmosphere. We will be providing information about the admissions process, transfer credit evaluations, and financial aid through both presentations and open discussion with individuals. Those who attend will be receiving an application fee waiver. http://web.uncg.edu/adm/news/default.asp#infosession
UNCG... Coming to a location near you:
Look for UNCG at your high school, community college or area college fairs. Each semester we hit the road to let you know about all the great opportunities UNCG has to offer. http://web.uncg.edu/adm/transfer/travel.asp
Apply for Admission: http://web.uncg.edu/adm/transfer/
Contact a UNCG Admissions counselor: http://www.uncg.edu/reg/TransferGuide/current/Contacts.html