Transfer Student

Transfer Student

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Campbell University Admissions considers you to be a transfer student if you have attempted college courses following high school graduation. Dual Enrolled or Early College students are not considered transfers and should follow admissions requirements for first-year and high school students.

Whether you’re transferring to our main campus from another college or university in the middle of your education or after taking a break from college classes, we’re here to prove that you belong at Campbell.

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Those interested in earning a degree 100% online or at our Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg, or Raleigh campuses should direct their search and apply at our Adult & Online Education website at aoe.campbell.edu. These locations do not have the full array of majors, student activities, and student support services that our Main Campus in Buies Creek provides.

The Transfer Admissions Process & Requirements

Steps in the Admissions Process

Our Main Campus Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Office will work with you throughout the application process for admission to our main campus in Buies Creek, NC. Contact us at any point in the process at 1-910-893-1290 or transfer@campbell.edu

Please view the steps below and our detailed Transfer Guide for more information about transferring to Campbell University.

1. Review the admissions application requirements.

A good first step is to review the admissions requirements specific to your transfer status and gather all of the required documents you will need to successfully submit your application. Below are detailed application requirements and deadlines to help you prepare your application.

An applicant is considered to be a transfer student if they have completed any number of college credit hours after their official high school graduation date.

Campbell University does not require a minimum number of hours in order to transfer.

Transfer students must be in good academic and social standing at the school from which they are transferring. A transfer student will be considered on the basis of their overall college record.

  • Work attempted and/or completed at the two-year institutions may receive up to 64 hours of credit.
  • Applicants from four-year institutions do not have a limit on the number of hours that will transfer. These courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

In order to earn a bachelor’s degree from Campbell, a student must complete the final 32 hours at Campbell University, and 12 of those hours must be upper-level (300-400) courses.

How can I know which of my credits will transfer to the University?

Once you have applied, the Admissions Office will send your transcripts to the Registrar’s Office to have a “Transcript Evaluation” performed.

This evaluation will determine which of your credits will transfer, as well as the courses they’ll serve to replace here at Campbell.

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Transfer Requirements

  1. Online Undergraduate Admissions Application
    • If you are not a permanent resident or a U.S. citizen, you will need to visit our International Transfer admissions page in order to apply.
    • If you are interested in applying to a campus other than the main campus, you will need to visit our Extended Campuses for their application process.
  2. College and High School transcript(s) – Transfer students must submit official transcripts from high school and all post-secondary institutions attended. For transfer students, more consideration is given to college coursework than high school grades and SAT/ACT scores. View transfer credit and course descriptions
  3. SAT or ACT score – The Admissions Office does reserve the right to waive the SAT/ACT requirement for transfer students, which happens on a case-by-case basis. In order to waive the SAT/ACT requirement, a student must be at least one year removed from his/her high school graduation date.

    Note: Waiving the SAT/ACT requirement may cause students to be automatically placed in developmental math and English courses. These developmental courses can only be bypassed if required SAT/ACT scores are submitted, or a student transfers in credit that is equal to or greater than our math and English requirements. SAT/ACT scores may also result in higher scholarship awards for transfers.

Inter-Campus Transfer Requirements

If you have attended one of Campbell University’s satellite campuses (Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg, Raleigh or Online), you will need to complete an application to be considered for admission to Campbell’s main campus. All supplemental items should already be on file with our Registrar’s Office. You will not need to request these items to be sent again.

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Applicants are required to submit all supplemental items listed for transfer admission.

  • Online Undergraduate Admissions Application
      • If you are not a permanent resident or a U.S. citizen, you will need to visit our International Transfer admissions page in order to apply.
      • If you are interested in applying to a campus other than the main campus, you will need to visit our Extended Campuses for their application process.
  • College transcript(s) or High school transcript(s): Transfer students must submit official transcripts from high school and all post-secondary institutions attended. For transfer students, more consideration is given to college coursework than high school grades and SAT/ACT scores. View transfer credit and course descriptions
  • SAT or ACT score: The Admissions Office does reserve the right to waive the SAT/ACT requirement for transfer students, which happens on a case-by-case basis. In order to waive the SAT/ACT requirement, a student must be at least one year removed from his/her high school graduation date. 

    Note: Waiving the SAT/ACT requirement may cause students to be automatically placed in developmental math and English courses. These developmental courses can only be bypassed if required SAT/ACT scores are submitted, or a student transfers in credit that is equal to or greater than our math and English requirements. SAT/ACT scores may also result in higher scholarship awards for transfers.

  • Fall Admission Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Spring Admission Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • Summer Admission Deadline: Rolling Admissions
    • Students planning to continue taking classes in the fall semester need to apply for fall admission. If accepted for fall, you just need to notify the Admissions Office that you would like to start taking summer classes. 

If it has been at least one year since an applicant’s high school graduation, we will not require the SAT or ACT score to be submitted. However, if the SAT/ACT is not submitted and the applicant is not transferring in credit that will be considered greater than or equal to our college algebra (Math 111) and or Academic Writing (ENGL101), the applicant will be required to complete our Math 110 and/or English 100 courses. The Admissions Office reserves the right to require transfer applicants who have not taken the SAT to do so. The determination will be made on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the Admissions Office.

2. Complete the free admissions application.

The application is the next big step in the application process. There’s no cost to apply online. Apply online today →

3. Submit your high school and college transcripts.
4. Wait for your application review and notification letter.

Undergraduate Admissions will review your application to determine if you will be accepted. A notification letter of acceptance or rejection will be sent from Undergraduate Admissions. If accepted, your application will be reviewed for scholarships and financial aid eligibility AND you will begin receiving communication for the next steps.

5. Contact the Financial Aid Office.

Once accepted, and you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are encouraged to contact our Financial Aid Office to set up an appointment to discuss your specific financial situation. Financial Aid can be reached at sfs@campbell.edu or 1-910-893-1310. Visit the Financial Aid website →

6. Pay your enrollment deposit.

Once you receive your acceptance letter, you will need to pay the enrollment deposit to confirm that you will attend Campbell University.

7. Attend transfer student orientation.

Attend a weekend orientation session for transfer students. You’ll learn about campus life, prepare for academic life,  and explore the campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transfer students are required to live on-campus. Campbell University requires all undergraduate students (including 3/2 MBA candidates) to live in on-campus housing for 6 consecutive Fall & Spring semesters (3 years). Exceptions are students who are 21+ years of age, married, or commuting from the primary residence of a parent within a 40-miles of main campus. For more information, visit Residence Life for details.

No, Campbell University doesn’t require transfer applicants to have a minimum number of transferable credits. See the requirements section above for an explanation of transfer credits and requirements.

That depends on where the credits are coming from. If your credits are from a two-year college, we will only accept a maximum of 64 credit hours.

But if your credits are from a four-year college or university, there is no maximum. You should look at the University’s Academic Catalog for more information about transferring.

Once you have applied, the Admissions Office will send your transcripts to the Registrar’s Office to have a “Transcript Evaluation” performed.

This evaluation will determine which of your credits will transfer, as well as the courses they’ll serve to replace here at Campbell.

Yes, Campbell awards academic merit scholarships to transfer students as well as scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members.  View details below.

Transfer Merit Scholarship

Campbell University offers a Scott-Ellis Transfer merit scholarship for full-time undergraduate transfer students attending main campus.  To qualify, you must have earned an overall college GPA of at least a 2.5. The scholarship offer ranges between $9,000 and $21,000 per year. These transfer scholarships are awarded automatically upon review for acceptance. If awarded a merit scholarship, you will see the amount  and number of semesters/years on your acceptance letter. The amount and classification of the award will be based on GPA and course selection. Students must have completed a minimum of twelve transferable hours and at least a 2.5 GPA to be considered for one of these scholarships. Second Degree Seeking Students are eligible for the Transfer Merit Scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (PTK Scholarship)

If you are currently a member in good standing of Phi Theta Kappa, and plan to enroll as a full-time student on Campbell’s Main Campus, you will be eligible to receive the PTK Scholarship. This is a $2,000 scholarship that will be awarded annually. Please complete the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Application prior to enrolling at Campbell. Second Degree Seeking Students are not eligible for the PTK Scholarship.

*Please note, you are not eligible to apply for this scholarship if you are currently enrolled in high school and are a dual-enrolled student.  If you attend an early college high school you are not eligible to receive this scholarship.

Complete the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Application >

Golden Leaf

www.cfnc.org/goldenleaf

This is open to first-year students or community college transfer students planning to attend any of the participating NC colleges and universities who reside in a qualifying county and demonstrate financial need.

Application Deadline: March 1

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Be sure to complete the FAFSA. This will be a great source for additional funding. Campbell University’s FAFSA Code is (002913).

Once accepted, and you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are encouraged to contact our Financial Aid Office to set up an appointment to discuss your specific financial situation.

Financial Aid can be reached at sfs@campbell.edu or 1-910-893-1310.

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Come visit Campbell University, explore campus, meet people, and ask questions. The community of Campbell, nestled in Buies Creek, North Carolina, will quickly feel like home. We have several options for visits, including open houses, private visits, and group visits.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Once you have been accepted to Campbell and you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we encourage you to contact our Financial Aid Office at sfs@campbell.edu or (910) 893-1310 to schedule an appointment to discuss your specific needs.

View Cost & AidComplete the FAFSA

 

Contact the Transfer Office

The Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Office handles the applications and inquiries for transfers from other colleges and universities; transfers from another Campbell University campus include Online, Raleigh, Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg; second bachelor’s degree-seeking students; non-degree seeking students; and returning students.

1-910-893-1290

transfer@campbell.edu

View the Detailed Transfer Guide