1. Complete your Reservation for Transfer Student Orientation. All new transfer students are required to attend the one-day Transfer Student Orientation program. Once your enrollment deposit has been credited to your account (takes approximately 10 business days), you will be able to register for Transfer Student Orientation through my.unc.edu. The deadline for registering for Transfer Orientation is Monday, July 1; reservations completed after July 1 will incur a $50 late fee. Please click here for more details.
2. Review Advising Information. Students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences should complete the action-steps detailed below. Students admitted directly into a professional program such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Clinical Lab Science, Radiological Sciences, Gillings School of Public Health, School of Information and Library Sciences, College of Education, School of Journalism and Mass Communication) should contact the program directly for academic preparation action-steps.
- Visit advising.unc.edu. Click on “For Students, Advice by Year” and read the “Transfer Students” section
- Register for classes before June 1 at my.unc.edu. It is important for you to register for courses by this date to ensure better class availability. Waiting to register for courses after this date may limit course selection.
- Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in person or by phone or Skype to review your academic requirements at Carolina. Go to advising.unc.edu and follow the link "Schedule an Appointment" Although you will meet individually with an academic advisor for a follow-up appointment at Transfer Orientation, it is important to start planning your coursework prior to June 1
3. Complete your Foreign Language Placement Exam. If you have not completed your foreign language requirement through your previous coursework or Advanced Placement (AP), SAT II Subject Tests, or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, you must take the department placement test in the foreign language you studied at your first college/university. All French, German, Latin and Spanish placement exams are administered online by clicking here. You may complete the Foreign Language Placement Exam as soon as you set-up your ONYEN. If you need to take a placement exam other than French, German, Latin or Spanish, please contact the appropriate Foreign Language Department.
4. Prepare for Orientation
- Review Transfer Orientation Travel Arrangements. We recommend that you print a copy of the Orientation Arrival and Parking Information.
- Pack the appropriate materials for Orientation.
- Final transcripts
- Your ONYEN & ONYEN password
- Driver’s license , military ID, or passport (you need this to obtain your UNC OneCard)
- Your PID number
- Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
If you have an Early Arrival or Late Departure Reservation, you will be provided with a pillow, two sheets, and a pillowcase in your Orientation residence hall room. You will need to bring the following items:
- Alarm clock
- Personal toiletries
- Shower shoes
5. Review the Welcome to Carolina Admit Brochure for important information that all transfer students must complete to confirm enrollment at Carolina. The brochure highlights important deadlines related to Housing, Computing at Carolina, Carolina Dining and Meal Plans, Health Services, Paying for Carolina, Academic Advising, and Connecting to the Community.
-BY MAY 15: Enroll and pay $250 enrollment deposit. You may enroll and pay the deposit through your MyUNC account or return the reply form included in your admission package.
-BY JUNE 15: Submit online housing application.
-BY JUNE 15: Submit online immunization and medical form.
-By JUNE 15: Ask an official at your school to submit your final transcript (if you are enrolled in Spring 2013 courses). Submit your updated community standards form.
6. Review the Orientation and Beyond brochure to learn about programs designed to facilitate a smooth transition to Carolina and help you learn more about your Carolina Community. Review the brochure to learn about the Carolina Summer Reading Program, Apples Service-Learning Initiative, Carolina Kickoff, Bonner Leaders Program, Pre-Orientation, Minority Recruitment Committee, Wilderness Adventures for First-Year & Transfer Students (WAFFYS), and Carolina Class Representatives, click here.