Transfer to FSU

Fayetteville State University welcomes hundreds of transfer students every year. We have a dedicated transfer team that is ready to help you become a Bronco!

How to Apply

You are considered a transfer student if you enrolled in a college or university since graduating from high school. To apply as a transfer student, you will need to:

  • be eligible to return to the last institution you attended, and
  • have earned a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher based on all courses attempted at all previous institutions.

What to Submit

Application requirements differ slightly based on your age and the number of college credits you have earned. Click below to see what you should submit as part of your application to FSU.

Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to a professional teaching curriculum, the Nursing Program, or any other program that has specific requirements.

All admission documents can be emailed to admissions@uncfsu.edu or mailed to:

Fayetteville State University
Office of Admissions
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Helpful links: NCCC Four Year Degree Plans, NCCC Transfer Equivalencies

Applicants under the age of 21 with less than 24 transferable credit hours who earned a high school diploma.

Your application to FSU should include:

  1. Undergraduate Application through CFNC
  2. $40 non-refundable application fee (waived for active duty military)
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended (Transcripts should be sent directly from your previous institution's Registrar's Office.)
  4. Joint Services Transcript (if applicable)
  5. Official high school transcript (minimum 2.5 GPA required)
  6. Official SAT/ACT scores (minimum 880 SAT or 17 ACT score required/910 SAT or 17 ACT-out-of-state)

Additionally, you will need to have completed the high school minimum course requirements (MCR). Your high school transcript must show that you have completed the following coursework:

  • 4 English courses
  • 4 math Courses (including higher level math)
  • 3 science courses, including a lab
  • 2 social science courses, including U.S. History
  • 2 foreign language courses

If you have not met the minimum course requirements listed above, you will need to complete 24 college credit hours with a grade of C or higher.

Applicants under the age of 21 with less than 24 transferable credit hours who earned a GED/Adult Diploma

Your application to FSU should include:

  1. Undergraduate Application through CFNC
  2. $40 non-refundable application fee (waived for active duty military)
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended (Transcripts should be sent directly from your previous institution's Registrar's Office.)
  4. Joint Services Transcript (if applicable)
  5. Official GED/Adult Diploma Certificate
  6. Official SAT/ACT scores (minimum 880 SAT or 17 ACT score required/910 SAT or 17 ACT-out-of-state)
Applicants under the age of 21 and have 24 or more transferable credit hours (but have not earned an associate's degree)

Your application to FSU should include:

  1. Undergraduate Application through CFNC
  2. $40 non-refundable application fee (waived for active duty military)
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended (Transcripts should be sent directly from your previous institution's Registrar's Office.)
  4. Joint Services Transcript (if applicable)
  5. Official high school transcript
Applicants who are 21 years or older at the time of enrollment

Your application to FSU should include:

  1. Undergraduate Application through CFNC
  2. $40 non-refundable application fee (waived for active duty military)
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended (Transcripts should be sent directly from your previous institution's Registrar's Office.)
  4. Joint Services Transcript (if applicable)
Applicants who have earned an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree (regardless of age)

Your application to FSU should include:

  1. Undergraduate Application through CFNC
  2. $40 non-refundable application fee (waived for active duty military)
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended (Transcripts should be sent directly from your previous institution's Registrar's Office.)
  4. Joint Services Transcript (if applicable)
Come to FSU! There are programs and opportunities here that will help you realize your dreams. You'll leave with more than just your degree.
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Transferring Credits

Transfer student transcripts will be evaluated on the basis of the following policies:

  1. All transfer credits for courses that can be applied to any FSU degree program and in which a student earned a grade of C or higher will be accepted. Students may appeal exclusions of transfer credits within one year of enrollment. Appeals should be directed to the appropriate academic department.
  2. Full credit will be awarded only for courses in which a grade of C or higher was earned and are non-remedial or non-developmental.
  3. Transfer credits will be used to fulfill program requirements or as electives at the discretion of the appropriate department chair and dean.
  4. Credentials for transfer students will be officially evaluated only after an applicant has been accepted and all official transcript(s) have been received.
  5. Grades transferred from other institution(s) are not considered in computing the grade point average at Fayetteville State University.
  6. No more than 64 hours of credit will be awarded for credits earned at a two-year institution unless otherwise authorized by a specific dual enrollment or articulation agreement.

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between the University of North Carolina System and North Carolina Community College System takes precedence over bilateral articulation agreements previously established between Fayetteville State University and North Carolina Community Colleges. The university will accept transfer credits in accordance with the CAA relative to the General Education transfer core; for graduates with the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree. Transfer credit for the Fine Arts and Applied Science degree courses, general education core courses for non-graduates, and transfer courses not originated at North Carolina Community Colleges will be awarded on a course-by-course basis according to Section V of the CAA.

Transferring from Non-Accredited Institutions

Transfer credits accepted for courses taken from a non-accredited institution are conditional and will not be considered by the Dean of the respective College/School or department chair, nor will they be validated until students have maintained a 2.0 average or higher for two (2) consecutive semesters.


Destination Degree Program

Are you close to finishing your degree but not quite sure how to do it? FSU can help!

FSU provides flexible options to help students who are already "partway home" to complete their degrees. Whether through Online Degree Completion (ODC), Professional Studies, or the ACE Alternative Credit Project, FSU can help you find the program that works with your schedule and helps you cross that finish line!

For more information, contact:
Dr. Darnette Hall
910.672.1373
dlhall01@uncfsu.edu

Online Degree Completion

Students who have already completed the University Core coursework are able to finish their degrees online. FSU offers nine undergraduate ODC programs where students receive the same quality education as our traditional campus programs.

Professional Studies Program

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that provides students the opportunity to create an individualized program of study based on their interests, goals, and experience.

Ace Alternative Credit Project

The Alternative Credit Project (ACP), sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE), provides a pool of low-cost online courses that FSU will accept towards your degree. Transfer up to 64 credit hours.


Frequently Asked Questions

I do not want to transfer credits from one of my previous colleges, can I just turn in my other transcripts?

Our policy states that we must have official transcripts from every college, even if you do not plan on transferring the credits. Part of the admission requirements is a 2.0 average cumulative gpa from all institutions attended so we will need each transcript to make an admission decision. Also, an accepted student is unable to be advised prior to registering for classes if they have not submitted official transcripts from each institution.

I have only taken 3 credits so I want to apply as a freshman.

You must apply as a transfer student since you are no longer a first-time freshman. Once you are accepted, you may be classified as a freshman.

Do I need to turn in my high school transcript?

If you are over the age of 21 you do not need to submit your high school transcript.

Do I need to submit my SAT/ACT scores?

You will need to submit your SAT/ACT scores if you are under 21 and have earned fewer than 24 transferable hours.

Is there a minimum number of college credits I must complete before applying to FSU?

Nope!

We do not require a certain number of credits - however, after reviewing your application we may contact you about admission requirements that apply to your individual situation. If you do not meet our high school course requirements you may be asked to take specific college courses, or if you have taken developmental courses and did not meet our high school requirements we may request additional college credits. You are welcome to contact one of our transfer counselors if you have any questions about your unique situation.

I'd like to speak with someone about a specific academic program.

We are here to help you through the FSU admission process, and can give you a general overview of the academic program. If you have specific questions about a certain program or major we can connect you directly to the department to better get your questions answered.

I already have a bachelor's degree and just want to take one or two classes for a teaching certification, graduate school prerequisites, etc. How should I apply?

If you have at least a Bachelor's degree and desire to take undergraduate courses for reasons other than earning a second undergraduate degree, you must apply as a Professional Development student through our Graduate Admissions Office.

Can someone look at my transcripts and let me know what classes will transfer?

Due to the high number of applicants, the Office of Admissions is unable to provide transcript evaluation. The Registrar's Office will complete a transfer credit evaluation after you have been admitted to FSU. When you receive your admission letter, you will also receive contact information for an academic advisor who will be able to assist you in discussing your transfer credit evaluation.

I've been accepted. What is my next step?

Congratulations! You need to contact your academic advisor to discuss your transfer credits, declare a major, receive your alternate pin number, and register for classes.

I am interested in applying for an online degree completion program. What application should I submit?

You will still submit the online undergraduate application, and be sure to indicate that you are interested in online degree completion.

Please be aware that as an ODC applicant, your application will go through two separate review processes. Once we receive all required documents, we will make an admission decision within the Office of Admissions based on general university admission requirements. Then we will forward your file to the appropriate ODC program's advisor, who will ensure you meet the program specific admission requirements. Once both offices have completed their review of your application you will receive a letter informing you of our decision.