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Thank you for your interest in HPU!
You are ready to make a smart and strategic decision by applying to transfer to High Point University, The Premier Life Skills University.

Our renowned faculty and staff will prepare you for a life of success and significance in any field. Together, you will hone life skills, become an expert within your field of study and take advantage of innumerable experiential learning opportunities. Let’s begin!

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Transfer Student Application Deadlines

Application Deadline Is June 1st

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Students seeking admission to High Point University as a transfer student may apply for admission after at least 24 semester hours of college-level coursework  are completed or are in the process of completion, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Transfer applications will be considered on a space-available basis. Space in the transfer student class is limited, therefore it is recommended that students apply early.

Applying to High Point University
What to Know

Transfer students must be eligible to return to the previous institution attended. Transfer admission is competitive.  Admission to High Point University as a transfer student’s final semester GPA, as well as the cumulative GPA. The number can vary from year to year.

A maximum of sixty-two (62) credits may be applied to a baccalaureate degree from a two-year college and a maximum of ninety (90) credits may be applied from a four-year college or university.

While not required, an official campus tour is encouraged. It gives us an opportunity to learn more about you as a person and gives you the chance to see firsthand all the wonderful opportunities that are available to our students.

If you are a student who has earned dual enrollment credit while in high school, you should apply as a freshman.

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Transfer Student Application Requirements

Complete and submit your application for admission and all required supporting application forms online.

Ask the Registrar at each of the colleges/universities that you attended to send official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University.

Give a copy of the Dean’s Release Form to the Dean of Students (or similar University official) at the college/university that you have most recently attended. The Dean’s Release Form can be found here.

One letter of recommendation can be submitted. This is optional.

While we carefully consider all the information you provide us, your college academic history is the most important part of your application. We want to ensure your success at High Point University, and we need to be able to gauge your ability to succeed in college courses.

Your transfer essay is also an important part of your application because it not only gives you an opportunity to tell us about yourself, but it also provides us with a glimpse of your writing style. We encourage you to use your application essay to summarize your experiences and why you’ve chosen HPU. If you have not been in school for several years or did not do well academically at your last institution, we strongly encourage you to enroll in several courses at a local community college before applying to High Point University.

If you attended High Point within the last two years and would like to return, you may apply for readmission.
Frequently Asked Questions
Transfer Course Credit

High Point University makes every effort to transfer college credit that you have already earned. Courses completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better, which are similar to courses offered at HPU, will usually transfer. The HPU Office of the University Registrar will conduct a complete transfer credit evaluation with a full course transfer report once we have received an application for admission with all official college or university transcripts.

You may request an unofficial evaluation of credit prior to applying. Please email us your unofficial transcripts with grades. Include your name, email address, telephone number and intended major. Choice of major will affect how credits are utilized.

Find out if your courses transfer here.

Degrees have specific criteria to meet before qualifying for graduation, and each college has their own unique graduation requirements. Losing credits or having to take additional credits can be an unfortunate side effect of transferring colleges. Learning more about what degree you plan to pursue will be helpful in guiding you through the transfer process. Students interested in majoring in the following, must reach out to the department chair to learn more about the required credits and the time it may take to graduate with that degree.

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering:
    Dr. Claire L. McCullough, PE  Phone: (336) 841-2859
  • Interior Design: Dr. Jane Nichols (336)-841-9565
  • Education: Dr. Sarah Vess (336) 841-9614

Financial aid is available to transfer students. If you intend to apply for need-based financial assistance, your financial aid materials are due at the time you submit your application for admission.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as High Point University’s official application for need-based financial aid. To be considered for federal grants, low-interest student loans and federal work-study opportunities, you must file the FAFSA electronically by going to

The earliest date that you may file the FAFSA is October 1, and filing early is crucial as some program funds are limited. To ensure that we will receive your information, you must include our FAFSA school code of 002933.

For those students who will transfer from a local North Carolina community college, please follow the link below to get a list of course equivalents. Please note that this is not a complete list and that there may be some courses for which you will earn credit that are not listed.

NCCC CoursesHPU CoursesCore
ACC 120 Principles of Financial AccountingACC 2010
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial AccountingACC 2020
ACC 129 Individual Income TaxesACC 3000-Level Elective
ACC 130 Business Income TaxesACC 3000-Level Elective
ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting IACC 3000-Level Elective
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting IIACC 3000-Level Elective
ACC 225 Cost AccountingACC 3040
ACC 250 Advanced AccountingACC 3000-Level Elective
ACC 269 AuditingACC 4020
COM 110 Intro to Communication & COM 231 Public SpeakingCOM 1110
COM 130 Nonverbal CommunicationCOM Elective (COM 000)
COM 150 Intro Mass CommunicationMPE 1241
BPT 110 Intro to BroadcastingJOU Elective (JOU 000)
BPT 112 Broadcast WritingJOU 000
BPT 121 Broadcast SpeechJOU 000
BPT 231 Video/TV Production ICOM 2001
JOU 110 Intro to JournalismJOU 000
JOU 216 Writing for Mass MediaJOU 2100
JOU 217 Feature/Editorial WritingJOU 3100
SGD 111 Intro to SGD & SGD 112 SGD DesignGAM 2252
Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice majors who complete courses not listed below should consult with the department chair regarding credit)
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal JusticeCRJ 1900
CRJ 213 Substance AbuseCRJ 2500
CRJ 214 VictimologyCRJ 1600
ENG 111 Writing and InquiryENG Elective/Non-Literature (000A)
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry & ENG 112 Writing/Research in DisciplinesENG 1103Core (W)
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry & ENG 113 Literature-Based ResearchENG 1103Core (W)
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry & ENG 114 Professional Research and ReportingENG 1103Core (W)
ENG 272 Southern LiteratureENG 2239Core (L)
ENG 273 African-American LiteratureENG 2225Core (L)
ENG 274 Literature by WomenENG 2220Core (L)
Literature Elective/200 LevelLiterature Elective (ENG 000B)Core (L)
PHI 210 History of PhilosophyPHL Elective (PHL 000)
PHI 215 Philosophical IssuesPHL 1001
PHI 220 Western Philosophy IPHL 000
PHI 230 Introduction to LogicPHL 1006
PHI 240 Introduction to EthicsPHL 000Core (Ethics)
HUM 115 Critical ThinkingPHL 000
Fine Arts
ART 111 Art AppreciationART 1020Core (A)
ART 114 Art History Survey IART 2000Core (A)
ART 121 Two-Dimensional DesignART 1050Core (A)
ART 122 Three-Dimensional DesignART 2350Core (A)
ART 131 DrawingART 1060Core (A)
ART 171 Computer Art IART 2050Core (A)
ART 231 Printmaking IART 2030
ART 260 Photography AppreciationART 1021Core (A)
ART 261 Photography IART 2080Core (A)
ART 264 Digital Photography IIART 3680Core (A)
MUS 110 Music AppreciationMUS 1600Core (A)
MUS 111 Fundamentals of MusicMUS 1101
MUS 112 Introduction to JazzMUS 3640
MUS 113 American MusicMUS 1630Core (A)
MUS 114 Non-Western MusicMUS 3650Core (A)
MUS 121 Music Theory IMUS 1002
MUS 122 Music Theory IIMUS 1102
MUS 125 Aural Skills IMUS 1001
MUS 126 Aural Skills IIMUS 1101
MUS 131 Chorus IMUS 1310
MUS 133 Band IMUS 1331
MUS 210 History of Rock MusicMusic Elective (MUS 000)Core (A)
MUS 211 History of Country MusicMUS 000Core (A)
MUS 212 American Musical TheatreMUS 3600
DRA 111 Theatre AppreciationTHE 1000Core (A)
DRA 112 Literature of the TheatreTHE 1000Core (A)
DRA 120 Voice for PerformanceTHE 2210
DRA 130 Acting ITHE 1200Core (A)
DRA 135 Acting for the Camera ITHE 3220
DRA 140 Stagecraft ITHE 1720Core (A)
DRA 142 CostumingTHE 1730Core (A)
DRA 145 Stage Make-UpTheatre Elective (THE 000)
DRA 170 Play Production ITHE 1100
DRA 171 Play Production IITHE 1100
DRA 211 Theatre History ITHE 3000
DRA 212 Theatre History IITHE 3000
DRA 230 Acting IIITHE 3210
DRA 240 Lighting for the TheatreTHE 1710Core (A)
DRA 260 DirectingTHE 3800
Foreign Language (Must take one course at 1020 level or higher) These equivalencies are for any modern foreign language completed at an NC community college (excludes Latin)
XXX 111 & XXX 181 Elementary Language I/Lab 1XXX 1010Core (F)
XXX 112 & XXX 182 Elementary Language II/Lab 2XXX 1020Core (F)
XXX 211/281 Intermediate Language I/Lab 3XXX 2010Core (F)
XXX 212/282 Intermediate Language II/Lab 4XXX 2020Core (F)
XXX 141 Culture & Civilization General Elective (ELE 000)
XXX 161 Cultural ImmersionGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
XXX 221 ConversationGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
XXX 231 Reading and CompositionGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HEA 110 Personal Health & WellnessHED 1200
HEA 112 First Aid & CPRATR 2100
HEA 120 Community HealthGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HIS 111 World Civilizations IHST 1000-Level Elective (HST 000)Core (T)
HIS 112 World Civilizations IIHST 1000-Level Elective (HST 000)Core (T)
HIS 115 Intro to Global HistoryHST 1000-Level Elective (HST 000)Core (T)
HIS 121 Western Civilization IHST 1101Core (T)
HIS 122 Western Civilization IIHST 1102Core (T)
HIS 131 American History IHST 1201Core (T)
HIS 132 American History IIHST 1203Core (T)
HIS 145 The Second World WarHST 2103Core (T)
HIS 151 Hispanic CivilizationHST 1601Core (T)
HIS 162 Women and HistoryHST 2240Core (T)
HIS 167 The Vietnam WarHST 2236Core (T)
HIS 226 The Civil WarHST 2230Core (T)
HIS 227 Native American HistoryHST 2212Core (T)
HIS 236 North Carolina HistoryHST 2205Core (T)
HIS 237 The American RevolutionHST 2220Core (T)
HIS 260 History of AfricaHST 1401Core (T)
HIS 261 East Asian HistoryHST 1501Core (T)
HIS 262 Middle East HistoryHST 1701Core (T)
Information Systems
CSC 134 C++ Programming & CSC 234 Advance C++ ProgrammingCSC 1710
CSC 134 C++ Programming & CSC 234 Advanced C++ Programming & CSC 249 Data Structure and AlgorithmsCSC 1710 & CSC 1720
CIS 110 Introduction to ComputersMIS Elective (MIS 000)
Lab Sciences
AST 111 & AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy/LabPHY 1000Core (N)
AST 151 & AST 151A General Astronomy I/LabPHY 1000Core (N)
AST 152 & AST 152A General Astronomy II/LabPHY 1050Core (N)
BIO 110 Principles of BiologyBIO 1100Core (N)
BIO 111 General Biology IBiology Elective/Lab (BIO 00L)Core (N)
BIO 112 General Biology IIBIO 00LCore (N)
BIO 120 Introductory BotanyBIO 00LCore (N)
BIO 130 Introductory ZoologyBIO 00LCore (N)
BIO 140 & BIO 140A Environmental Biology/LabENV 1110Core (N)
BIO 145 EcologyBIO 00LCore (N)
BIO 165 Anatomy and Physiology I & BIO 166 Anatomy and Physiology IIANA 2070 & PHS 2060Core (N)
BIO 250 GeneticsBIO 00LCore (N)
BIO 265 Cell BiologyBIO 00LCore (N)
BIO 275 MicrobiologyBIO 2040Core (N)
CHM 115 & CHM 115A Concepts in Chemistry/LabCHM 1000Core (N)
CHM 121 & CHM 121A Foundations of Chemistry/LabCHM 1008Core (N)
CHM 130 & CHM 130A General, Organic, & Biochemistry/LabChemistry Elective/Lab (CHM 00L)Core (N)
CHM 131 & CHM 131A Introduction to ChemistryCHM 00LCore (N)
CHM 151 General Chemistry ICHM 1010 (lecture) & CHM 1011 (lab)Core (N)
CHM 152 General Chemistry IICHM 1020 (lecture) & CHM 1021 (lab) Core (N)
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry ICHM 2510 (lecture) & CHM 2011 (lab)Core (N)
CHM 252 Organic Chemistry IICHM 2520 (lecture) & CHM 2021 (lab)Core (N)
PHY 110 & PHY 110A Conceptual Physics/LabPhysics Elective/Lab (PHY 00L)Core (N)
PHY 151 College Physics IPHY 1510 (lecture) & PHY 1511 (lab)Core (N)
PHY 152 College Physics IIPHY 1520 (lecture) & PHY 1521 (lab)Core (N)
PHY 251 General Physics IPHY 2010Core (N)
PHY 252 General Physics IIPHY 2020Core (N)
MAT 110 Mathematical Literacy and MeasurementMath Elective/Not Gen Ed (MTH 001)
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry IMTH 001
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry IIMath Elective/Meets Gen Ed (MTH 000)Core (Q)
MAT 143 Quantitative LiteracyMTH 000Core (Q)
MAT 152 Statistical Methods ISTS 2020
MAT 171 Precalculus AlgebraMTH 1300Core (Q)
MAT 172 Precalculus TrigonometryMTH 1400Core (Q)
MAT 223 Applied CalculusMTH 000Core (Q)
MAT 263 Brief CalculusMTH 1310Core (Q)
MAT 271 Calculus IMTH 1410Core (Q)
MAT 272 Calculus IIMTH 1420Core (Q)
MAT 273 Calculus IIIMTH 2410Core (Q)
MAT 280 Linear AlgebraMTH 2310Core (Q)
MAT 285 Differential EquationsMTH 3410Core (Q)
Physical Education
All One-Hour PED Activity CoursesPhysical Education Activity (PEC 001)
PED 110 Fit and Well for LifePEC 001
PED 165 Sport Science as a CareerGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
PED 250 Officiating Basketball/Volleyball or PED 251 Officiating Football/Soccer or PED 252 Officiating Baseball/Softball or PED 254 Coaching Basketball or PED 256 Coaching Baseball (any two)PEC 3210
PED 259 Prevention & Care of Athletic InjuriesPhysical Education Elective (PEC 000)
Political Science
POL 110 Intro to Political SciencePSC 1000-Level Elective
POL 120 American GovernmentPSC 2310Core (S)
POL 130 State & Local GovernmentPSC 1000-Level Elective
POL 210 Comparative GovernmentPSC 2000-Level Elective
POL 220 International RelationsPSC 2710Core (S)
POL 250 Intro to Political TheoryPSC 1000-Level Elective
PSY 150 General PsychologyPSY 2000Core (S)
PSY 211 Psychology of AdjustmentPSY 3880
PSY 215 Positive PsychologyPSY 2880
PSY 231 Forensic PsychologyPSY 3910
PSY 237 Social PsychologyPSY 2400
PSY 239 Psychology of PersonalityPSY 2200
PSY 241 Developmental PsychologyPSY 2300
PSY 243 Child PsychologyPSY 3310
PSY 246 Adolescent PsychologyPSY 3320
PSY 249 Psychology of AgingPSY 3880
PSY 259 Human SexualityPSY 3620
PSY 263 Educational PsychologyPSY 3880
PSY 271 Sports PsychologyPSY 3880
PSY 275 Health PsychologyPSY 3610
PSY 281 Abnormal PsychologyPSY 2250
REL 110 World ReligionsREL 1003Core (R)
REL 111 Eastern ReligionsREL 2036Core (R)
REL 112 Western ReligionsReligion Elective (REL 000)Core (R)
REL 211 Intro to Old TestamentREL 1001Core (R)
REL 212 Intro to New TestamentREL 1002Core (R)
REL 221 Religion in AmericaREL 3028Core (R)
School of Business
BUS 110 Introduction to BusinessGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
BUS 115 Business Law I & BUS 116 Business Law II or BUS 217 Employment Law & RegulationsBUA 3050
BUS 115 Business Law IBusiness Elective (BUA 000)
BUS 135 Principles of Supervision & BUS 137 Principles of ManagementMGT 2220
BUS 137 Principles of ManagementBUA 000
BUS 152 Human Relations & BUS 153 Human Resources Management or BUS 256 Recruiting, Selection & Personnel Planning or BUS 259 Human Resource Management ApplicationsMGT 4100
BUS 125 Personal FinanceFIN 2010
BUS 139 Entrepreneurship I & BUS 230 Small Business ManagementENT 2900
BUS 225 Business FinanceFIN 3010
BUS 228 Business StatisticsSTS 2610
BUS 260 Business CommunicationBUA 2990 (non-business majors only)
ECO 251 Principles of MicroeconomicsECO 2050Core (S)
ECO 252 Principles of MacroeconomicsECO 2030Core (S)
INT 220 International EconomicsECO 3460
MKT 120 Principles of MarketingMKT 2110
MKT 220 Advertising & Sales PromotionMKT 3180
MKT 221 Consumer BehaviorMKT 3200
MKT 224 International MarketingMKT 3750
MKT 225 Marketing ResearchMKT 3300
ANT 220 Cultural AnthropologySOA 1020Core (S)
SOC 210 Introduction to SociologySOA 1010Core (S)
SOC 220 Social ProblemsSociology Elective (SOA 000)
SOC 234 Sociology of GenderSOA 000
SOC 213 Sociology of the FamilySOA 000
HUM 110 Technology & SocietyGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 115 Critical ThinkingPhilosophy Elective (PHL 000)
HUM 120 Cultural StudiesGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 121 Nature of AmericaGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 122 Southern CultureGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 123 Appalachian CultureGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 130 Myth in Human CultureGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 140 History of ArchitectureGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 150 American Women's StudiesHST/WGS 2240
HUM 160 Introduction to FilmPOP 2234
HUM 161 Advanced Film StudiesGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 170 The HolocaustGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 180 International Cultural ExplorationGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 211 Humanities IHumanities Elective (HUM 000)Core (A)
HUM 212 Humanities IIHumanities Elective (HUM 000)Core (A)
HUM 220 Human Values & MeaningGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
HUM 230 Leadership DevelopmentGeneral Elective (ELE 000)
ACA 122 College Transfer SuccessGeneral Elective (ELE 000)

Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships are determined by the information supplied in your application for admission and by the cumulative GPA at the time of admission. Please note, award amounts may vary based on information supplied in your application and the term with which you apply. While academic work completed at the college level is a more current indicator of a student’s potential success at High Point University, the Admissions Committee will also consider the high-school record and test scores for students with less than 30 hours of credit.

Please note:  A transfer student is defined as a student entering the institution for the first time, but known to have previously attended a post-secondary institution the fall semester after high school graduation and beyond.

To recognize the work of students who have demonstrated academic achievement at their previous institutions, High Point University offers merit based scholarships to select transfer students. In order to be considered for these scholarships, a minimum of 24 semester hours of transferable college-level credit must have been completed or be in the process of completion. These scholarships range from $5,000 to $10,000 and are renewable annually. There is no additional scholarship application.

Scholarship NameCollege GPA RangeAward Per Year
Transfer Achievement Scholarship3.6-4.0$10,000
Transfer Scholar3.3-3.5$7,000
Transfer Achievement Grant3.0-3.2$5,000

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Students who have been selected as members of Phi Theta Kappa receive an additional $1,000 per year to attend High Point University.

After Applying

You can check the status of your application on your Panther Page. We will communicate with you via your Panther Page Application Checklist and through a series of emails regarding your application’s missing items. When everything has arrived, you will see a status on the Panther Page confirming the completion of your application.

Please note: It is your responsibility to check on the status of your application and send us any missing materials.

Once we have reached a decision regarding your application, we will update your status on the Panther Page. Any scholarship earned will be in your acceptance letter. Review our Dates & Deadlines to see when you should expect your decision.

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