Adult Transfer Students

Transfer credits, not GPA!

North Carolina Wesleyan University is a transfer-friendly institution! Students who have previously received college credit from a two-year institution may transfer in up to 75 credit hours and those who have attended a four-year institution up to 90 credit hours. Seeking to finish your four-year degree, then NCWU is for YOU!

Education can make a huge difference in someone’s life. But how that education is delivered will make the biggest difference of all. NCWU offers smooth, transfer-friendly pathways that allow you to finish your degree in less time and money. Make Wesleyan your next home! 

If you are an adult or nontraditional learner, 21+ years of age and have other life priorities that prevent you from pursing the traditional college route (living on campus, participating in student activities, clubs, etc.) then our program is for YOU!

Many adult learners typically have full or part-time jobs, families, retired and/or military responsibilities and their lives present challenges of obtaining a higher education that differ from the traditional student and require different support systems to help resolve these potential barriers. Our advisors understand those needs and challenges and are here to help each student succeed. Learn about other adult student experiences at Wesleyan to understand why NCWU! 

transfer friendly badge
NC Wesleyan University continues to be selected based on our Transfer Friendliness Rating. Attend North Carolina Wesleyan University and you are entitled to a $500 grant each year if you were inducted into the society at the community college you graduated from!


AAS and AA Pathways
Transfer-friendly Pathways for students at a North Carolina community college that includes 60-75 hours of transfer credit!



2 Degrees, 2 Certificates in 2.5 Years!
Our advanced Associate-to-Master’s degree program in Management & Leadership allows you to earn multiple credentials quickly.



Our transfer program guarantees admission for graduates that complete an AA/AS/AAS degree from participating community colleges.


Transfer Requirements

  • Adult & Online Program – Must be 21 years of age.
  • 12 transferrable college credits (course level typically 100 or above; must have at least a C in each course), students with fewer than 12 transferrable college credits must apply as a freshman.
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher; demonstrate good standing with all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Provide an official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Students transferring with an AA/AS from the NC Community College System are considered to have met all general education requirements. For students transferring prior to receiving an AA/AS or from schools outside the NCCCS, transcripts will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
  • RN to BSN Program has additional admissions criteria, click here to learn more.

Connect with an Admissions Counselor

At NC Wesleyan University, we deliver education that is personal, practical and purpose-driven.

Wesleyan is PERSONAL in so many ways. Connect with a counselor today and develop a one-on-one, personal relationship with someone who cares about your future and career. We have a family and community atmosphere that many of our students positively acknowledge. This atmosphere is the number one reason students choose Wesleyan and stay at Wesleyan.

Partnerships & Articulation Agreements with other Colleges

NC Wesleyan University offers a number of partnerships with other community colleges, universities and institutions that allow students to transfer to NCWU with simple pathways. Explore your options when you consider attending a community college first or even planning post-graduate education. We have excellent programs to finish your degree!

ADULT Transfer Student Admissions Process

We make it pretty easy for you! Follow these quick tabs below. If at any time during the application process you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact one of our admission counselors. We are here to help!

Welcome to Wesleyan… your academic and personal journey begins here!

NCWU operates on a rolling admissions calendar. By providing the information below, you will be informed within 10 business days of the status of your admissions file.

The best way to determine if NC Wesleyan is right for you is to VISIT. This will provide you with the opportunity to see how things look and feel firsthand, check out the social media atmosphere, meet faculty members, and connect with your admissions counselor and other key people who will help you along your journey.

Adult & Professional Studies Transfer Students:

Deadline is one week before each 8-week session (subject to change each year)

Sessions are:

  • Fall A – August
  • Fall B – October
  • Spring A – January
  • Spring B – March
  • Summer I – May
  • Summer II – June

The Adult & Professional Studies program is for adult students looking to complete their bachelor’s degree while attending class at night in accelerated 8 week and online formats.

Complete and submit your application for admission by clicking here.  There is no fee to apply.
Submit official transcripts for each post-secondary institution (community college or university) you have attended. Once our office has received your application for admission and official college transcripts from each school you’ve attended, you will receive an admissions decision within 7-10 business days.

Adult & Professional Studies Students

Transcripts should be sent directly to the admissions counselor at the location closest to you. For a list of locations and counselor contacts, CLICK HERE.

Complete your FAFSA:  Be sure to include Wesleyan’s FAFSA school code of 002951

100% of NCWU students are eligible to receive financial aid. Institutional aid is awarded based on academic performance and financial need. North Carolina community college graduates with a 2-year degree, who enroll full-time at Wesleyan, are eligible for the 2+ Wesleyan Program. This program immediately allows those students to begin satisfying the requirements for their four-year degree.

Military Discount: All active duty and veterans of all branches of the military, including the National Guard and Coast Guard receive a 10% discount.  This discount will be applied as an internal grant towards the cost of attending after the drop/add period. The discount is for students only, and excludes family members.

Once you have been admitted to the college and your FAFSA has been received by our Office of Financial Aid, you will be sent a complete financial aid package.

Adult & Professional Studies Students

Methods of payment:

  1. Registered students: If financial aid is not used or the amount will not cover tuition & fees, payments can be made through NCWU’s CashNet payment services.

Adult & Professional Studies Students

If you are an Adult student, please contact your local campus advisor to schedule an individual orientation/registration appointment to get all the details about beginning college life as a Battling Bishop.

Community College Resources for ADULT Transfer Students

Community College Transfer Guide for Adults
The Community College Transfer Guide is a list of NC community college courses eligible for transfer, providing a smooth transfer for community college students.

Associate of Applied Science Graduates
NC Wesleyan University offers a number of bachelor degree programs that are a good fit for many A.A.S. degrees.  In many cases, students will need to only take 60-68 hours with Wesleyan to finish their four-year degree.  Please find your degree on our transfer guide to determine your best options.

Wesleyan has also developed a Course Equivalency Table that identifies the North Carolina Wesleyan University equivalent of courses offered at community colleges in North Carolina.