Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Students

Thank you for your interest in High Point University!

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!

Transfer Student Application Deadlines

Spring DecisionAugust 1, 2021December 15, 2021*Rolling Admission
Fall Priority DecisionAugust 1, 2021*March 1, 2022April 15, 2022
Fall DecisionAugust 1, 2021July 1, 2022*Rolling Admission
*Note: The deadlines are postmark or electronic submission dates. All supporting documents and the application must be postmarked by the stated deadlines.

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

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. Take a Tour

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

Transfer Student Application Requirements

  1. Complete and submit your application for admission and all required supporting application forms online
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.

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.

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.

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 

Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Phone: (336) 841-2859

Interior Design: Dr. Jane Nichols

Chair, Home Furnishings and Interior Design


Education: Dr. Sarah Vess

Associate Dean, Stout School of Education

(336) 841-9614

Community College Course Equivalencies

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.

How will my credits transfer?

Financial Aid

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. Please use our Transfer Cost Calculator to estimate any scholarships or financial aid you may qualify for.

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.

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.



The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
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