Along with the thousands of undergraduate students who anticipate a return to in-person experiences this fall, UNC’s 2021 transfer students are looking forward to starting their experience on campus.
On April 9, transfer applicants received their letters of acceptance.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions received just under 3,500 transfer applications for the fall 2021 semester, which is an eight percent increase from last fall. The acceptance rate will be released in June when the admissions cycle completes, a University spokesperson said. In the past two years, UNC accepted around 800 transfer students each year.
Many of the newly admitted transfer students said they are looking forward to the University’s plans to have an on-campus experience this fall semester.
Shelby Armstrong, an incoming junior transfer student majoring in communications, took a gap year in Jamaica before enrolling in the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program.
C-STEP is a pathway program that allows low- and moderate-income high school and community college students to first enroll in an associate’s degree program at a UNC partner college and then transfer to UNC once all required coursework is completed.
Armstrong said that while the transfer process was stressful at times, the C-STEP coordinator was supportive throughout the entire process. She also said the UNC admissions office was timely and helpful in their responses, and she felt there was someone she could always turn to for help.
Mimi Tra is an incoming junior transfer student majoring in exercise and sports science from Central Piedmont Community College, also through the C-STEP program.
Tra said she has been earning her associate's degree in biology at CPCC, but taking STEM courses online has not been her ideal learning situation. She said she is excited about in-person classes this fall and will be taking one this summer.