UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Transfer students are an integral and vibrant part of the Carolina community. They bring a wealth of diversity and experience and enhance the overall experience for all students, faculty and staff.  In the UNC Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Business Program, we understand that transferring is a complex process and have outlined the below policies and guidelines to help transfer students make informed decisions and achieve as smooth a transition as possible. 

You should note that:

  • Admission to the Business School is extremely competitive. We only admit approximately 50 percent of our applicants each year. Please review our eligibility requirements and our class profile.
  • You must complete all business school prerequisites before you are eligible to start in the Undergraduate Business Program. Any offer of admission is contingent upon the completion of remaining prerequisites with a C (not C-) or better.  
  • You can apply to the business program (major or minor) as you apply to UNC (through the Common Application). As part of the application, you will complete several supplemental essays and a video submission specific to the business program.  The Common Application for Transfers deadline is February 15.  When you receive your UNC admissions decision, you will learn whether or not you are being offered admission to the business program.
  • If admitted to the business program, you will be able to start taking business courses as early as your second semester at UNC. The first semester at UNC is intended for to you to take general education courses and business prerequisites. Then you can start taking business courses in your second semester at UNC (assuming all business prerequisites are complete).
  • Transfers students have the option of taking an additional 9th or 10th semester at UNC. This may be necessary for you to complete the business prerequisites or the business major coursework.  You must have at least 3 full semesters at Kenan-Flagler to complete the business major.
  • If you are tight on time, and do not want to take an additional 9th or 10th semester at UNC, you may want to consider the undergraduate business minor over the undergraduate business major. Business minors receive all of the benefits as business majors (alumni network, access to our global program opportunities and career development initiatives, etc.), are highly sought after by recruiters and achieve the same employment placement rates as business majors.

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