Transfer Students

Welcome to Transfer Student Advising!

Transfer students are important members of our community. We want to make your transition to UNC Asheville as smooth as possible. Here are some helpful resources and information to make sure you get the most of your academic experience in our office of advising.

Transfer Orientation is Friday June 11, 2021. Click here to register.

Steps to Class Registration


  1. SET UP your UNCA email account. (refer to your admit letter for instructions.) Contact ITS for any issues.
  2. SUBMIT your enrollment deposit after you are admitted.
  3. COMPLETE  “Course Preference Form”  you will be emailed this when you deposit (*may take a few days to process after enrollment deposit is submitted)
  4. RECEIVE your RAN (Registration Access Number) to register for classes. This will be emailed to your UNCA email.
  5. ATTEND a Registration Lab via Zoom
    • Mondays 12pm EST – through May 24
    • Thursdays 5pm EST – through May 27
  6. REGISTER for classes
  7. MEET with a general academic advisor for any questions after you submitted your enrollment deposit and attended a registration lab.
    • Click here for info on how to meet with an advisor
    • Engineering Students MUST meet with Professor Linnea Linton before registering for classes
    • Teacher Licensure students should consult with Leroy Wray first
    • Music/Music Tech students make sure to audition with music department

What classes should I register for?

First, check your GradPlan (you will be able to see this AFTER your enrollment deposit is processed, it can take a few days) Process a “What If” scenario for certain degree programs.  

Second, check the Transfer Equivalency Tool to see what classes you may receive credit for before arriving to campus. (Usually a C or higher will transfer).

  • If you have AP Scores or IB exams, check the AP/IB equivalency and make sure you send the scores to UNC Asheville directly from CollegeBoard.
  • If the classes from your most recent semester, (or AP scores/ IB scores) are pre-requisites for a class you want to take your first semester at UNC Asheville, then fill out this Course Override Request Form, and an advisor will register you for the course on your assigned registration day. *You will need to be logged into UNCA email to access this form*

The Liberal Arts Core

All students will need to fulfill the Liberal Arts Core Classes. Some of these classes can double count for your major. If you are transferring with an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science from a North Carolina Community College, the only classes you will need to take at UNC Asheville to fulfill the Liberal Arts Core are HUM 324, HUM 414 or LA 478, a Diversity Intensive Course and a second language(if you have not done so already). Otherwise, they transfer course by course.

Notes on Liberal Arts Core:

  • Diversity Intensive– any course with “DI” you can filter in the course schedule tool by selecting “additional filters” and then “Diversity Intensive”
  • Arts and Ideas– any class that has ARTS (not just ARTS 310 either- filter for “Arts” in the additional filters tab in the course schedule.)


Reminders about registration and graduation requirements

  • 12 credit hours is considered Full Time
  • All students will need at least 120 hours to graduate, and depending on your major you may find you need electives. So if you cannot get all the classes you need to fulfill the Liberal Arts Core or for your major, consider taking electives or focusing on a double major or minor to meet the minimum 120 hour degree.
  • Put yourself on a waitlist if the classes are closed

Advisor and Major Declaration

You will be assigned a faculty advisor in your intended major within the first few weeks of the starting semester. This will be based on your answers from the Course Preference Form. If you are undecided about your major, you will be assigned a staff advisor in the Academic Success Center pending the assignment of a faculty advisor.

**Every semester, you will need to meet with your assigned advisor to receive your RAN and register for classes. If you are unsure of who your advisor is, check your GradPlan.  For new students, advisors get assigned by the time registration and advising begins (March or October).

*Please note: being assigned to a faculty advisor does not mean that you have declared your major. When you are ready to declare your major, please use this form, and note that some departments have specific requirements and prerequisites before you can declare. Check the University Catalog for more information.