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Transfer Students

Welcome to WCU!



As a transfer student new to Western Carolina University, we recognize that you are ready to build upon your existing foundation and already possess a range of experiences and unique perspectives framed by prior educational opportunities. We are excited for you to pursue your Bachelors Degree with us at WCU!

Students who attended a North Carolina Community College (NCCC) will find details below about how the equivalencies and credits from your North Carolina Community College (NCCC) will apply to your studies here at WCU.

Students who attended a non-North Carolina Community College will also find important information below, but are advised to use our Look Up Tool.  Specific transfer credit questions should be submitted by email to .

Transfer students are eligible for NC Promise!  Please visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for more information. Students interested in learning about financial aid  should visit the Financial Aid webpage for more.

Any advising questions can be sent to

Newly Accepted- What's Next?



Transfer Onboarding Task List

Full list of items all Transfer Catamounts should complete!

Top 3 for Transfer Success

Curious about what it takes to succeed as a transfer Catamount?

What to expect your 1st Semester?

A visual aid of important check points during your 1st semester!

Find more on our Recently Accepted Students Page

Learn more about:

  • Who your advisors are and how to make an advising appointment
  • New Student Orientation
  • The Liberal Studies program
  • How to complete common student tasks


What's it like to be a transfer student at WCU?

Hear from Hannah!

Interview of Hannah Boone, Academic Advisor in the Advising Center at WCU regarding her experiences as an undergraduate transfer student.


Hear from Keri!

Interview of Keri Clark, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions on her experiences as a transfer student at WCU.


Previously earned credits:

WCU only accepts credit for college-level courses passed with a grade of "C" or better.

To be awarded a bachelor's degree, the student must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours to a maximum of 128 semester hours under requirements outlined for one of the degree programs.  Programs at Western Carolina include the following areas:

NCCC Course Equivalencies for Liberal Studies Requirements

Use our LOOK UP TOOL to see if your coursework will transfer

Upcoming Events:

Virtual Transfer Onboarding Series 2022!

Invitations to come- Email with any questions.

New Catamounts who have identified as a Transfer student are all invited to attend!  Session topics below:

Questions about the onboarding process and how your advisor builds your first schedule?

Sessions offered on Wednesdays, at NOON and 4PM

  • April 13
  • May 18
  • July 6

Questions about how WCU recieves and processes your transfer credits?

Sessions offered on Wednesdays, at NOON and 4PM

  • April 20
  • May 25
  • July 13

Questions about navigating campus with ease and making the most of our online learning platform?

Sessions offered on Wednesdays, at NOON and 4PM

  • April 27
  • June 8
  • July 20

How to get started off on the right foot!  Make your time before the first day of classes count!

Sessions offered on Wednesdays, at NOON and 4PM

  • May 4
  • June 15
  • July 27

Transfer student assumptions and the Transition Shock Cycle. Be prepared for self-care!

Sessions offered on Wednesdays, at NOON and 4PM

  • May 11
  • June 22
  • August 3
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