Transfer Students

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.

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What Type of Transfer Student are You?


For students that are interested in transferring to NC Wesleyan to attend classes during the day in a traditional college environment.

ADULT Student

For Adult students at least 21 years old that aspire to take night/online classes and are interested in transferring to NC Wesleyan from another institution.

Traditional Students

Welcome Traditional Transfer Students! If you are a student who has previously received 12 or more credit hours and seeks to finish up/receive a 4-year degree, then NCWU is for YOU!

As a transfer student, you’ll be attending classes during the day in a traditional college environment at our main campus located in Rocky Mount, NC. Welcome Home!

Transfer Requirements

  • 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.

Traditional Transfer Student Admissions Process

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.

Traditional Transfer Students:

Fall: May 1
Spring:  November 15
Summer:  April 1

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.

Traditional Students

We require a transcript from any and all colleges and/or universities that you have attended. You can typically order transcripts electronically (National Clearinghouse, Parchment, etc.) or by going to the college or university’s website. Please have your transcript sent to the following address:

North Carolina Wesleyan University
Attn: Office of Admissions
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

NOTE: If you are an international student planning to transfer to NCWU, visit our International Admissions webpage for more details on the transcripts process.

The cost to attend and the financial assistance available are important variables to consider when making your decision. 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.

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.

Students will automatically be considered for merit scholarships at the time of acceptance.

Traditional Day Students

Submit your enrollment deposit of $200 to secure scholarship and grant funds and to reserve their place in the incoming class.

Methods of Payment

1. Call our Admissions Office at 252.985.5200 and pay by phone
2. Payments may also be mailed to the NCWU Admissions Office.
3. Submit deposit payment online

Deposits are non-refundable after May 1.

Traditional Day Students

Now you are ready to begin college life at NCWU! Simply register for an orientation session, submit your housing application (even if you plan to commute), needed health documents, and start packing! Once you make your enrollment deposit, you will receive a letter and email with all of the information, including a checklist, that you will need to arrive on campus prepared and excited for a great year!

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NC Wesleyan University continues to be selected based on our Transfer Friendliness Rating. Attendance 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!

Scholarships For TRADITIONAL Transfer Students

Transfer Award Gold*
$15,500 (GPA requirement of 3.5 and above)

Transfer Award Blue*
$13,500 (GPA requirement of 3.0-3.4)

Transfer Award White*
$10,500 (GPA requirement of 2.5-2.9)

Transfer Opportunity (TOA)*
$7,500 (GPA requirement of 2.0-2.4)

2+ Wesleyan Scholarship*
$2,000.  Must have an Associate Degree with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

* Transfer scholarships are renewed annually. You must be enrolled full-time.  Recipients must maintain GPA of 2.0 in college coursework.

Additional Opportunities

Phi Theta Kappa/Gamma Beta Phi
$1,000. Must have an associate degree and proof of membership. Must be enrolled full-time.

United Methodist Award
$2,000. Must be a member of the United Methodist Church and submit a letter of reference from pastor

Eagle Scout Scholarship
$1,000. Must submit proof of Eagle Scout Award.

Legacy Scholarship
$22,000* (resident) or $18,000* (commuter)
Eligible only if parent or grandparent graduated from NC Wesleyan. *Award replaces all other institutional aid.

Additional scholarships are available for:

  • Band*
  • Drama*
  • Cheer/Dance*
  • Choir*

*Auditions are required.