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Time to Transfer

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How to Transfer

Finishing up your associate’s degree? When C3 students are in the last semester at the community college, then it’s time to start preparing to transfer.

Each semester, we host Time to Transfer information sessions to help you know what to expect. Can’t make it? This semester’s presentation will help you navigate the process of transferring from your community college to NC State.

Dates and Deadlines

Intent to Transfer Form Available – Spring enrollment September 1
Deadline – Spring Transfer September 15
Decision Notification mid-October
Intent to Transfer Form Available – Summer/Fall enrollment February 1
Deadline – Summer/Fall Transfer February 15
Decision Notification mid-March

When would I begin at NC State?

C3 students can transfer from the community college in fall, spring, or summer terms – as soon as you’ve completed your associate degree.

When should I fill out the Intent to Transfer form?

You should let us know you plan to transfer early in your final semester at the community college. Please note the deadlines in the chart above. We may consider late applicants, but applying early will allow you to register for classes at NC State on time.

What is the deadline?

To transfer to NC State in the spring semester, you should fill out the Intent to Transfer form by September 15. For a summer or fall start at NC State, you should complete it by February 15.

When will I hear a decision?

We will let you know as soon as possible, typically within about 4 weeks. If you’re taking required courses during that final semester, we may not be able to give you a final decision until your final semester grades are in.


What We Look For

You should meet the recommendations for competitive applicants for transfer admission. Different majors have different requirements, and if you aren’t competitive for your first choice, we will work with you toward finding the right fit.

We also consider your individual story and experiences as part of a holistic review.