Transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill from CC

<p>Hey everyone,</p>

<p>I'm a CC student from California (starting my 2nd year at CC in a month). I posted in the "What are my chances" part of the forum, but later saw that there is a section just got the University of North Carolina. I wanna see what you guys think my chances are. My major is business/econ.</p>

<p>I would apply this Fall, meaning if accepted, I'd be entering UNC as a junior in 2012.</p>

<p>Community College Statistics:
- 56 quarter units
- 3.85 GPA
- Honors Program
- Treasurer of a club
- I run my own business</p>

<p>One more question:</p>

<p>1) What sort of Aid does UNC-CH provide? as an out of state student, it would be around $33,000 a year for me, which isn't really feasible.</p>

<p>If you guys need any other information, feel free to say so and I'll reply back asap.</p>

<p>Thanks in advance everyone</p>

<p>Also, would it up my chances at all if I moved to NC and did my 2nd year of CC there, instead of in California ?</p>

<p>UNC has an uber-competitive OOS admissions process (less than 20% acceptance rate?) since the state legislature caps out of state enrollment at 18% of the student body. You'd have a much easier time if you were an NC resident but I think they are getting more strict about granting that to people that just move for that and I think it takes at least two years of residency?</p>

<p>UNC is a great school but you might have a more affordable/easier time transferring to a UC. I'm sure you know there are a number of great schools there.</p>

<p>Thanks for responding John. I fond this link:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/about/association/international/pdf/sr_NC01.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegeboard.com/about/association/international/pdf/sr_NC01.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>It looks like the residency requirement is 1 year. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it says it has to be 1 year of residency in which you are NOT there for school. So if I moved there for my 2nd year of community college, and held a job, I don't think that would fly, right?</p>

<p>Heck, I'm gonna apply anyways this Fall. Who knows :D</p>

<p>Yeah I'm not too familiar with the current policies. I know there have been some protests from graduate students claiming its too hard to qualify for instate tuition. Its not a sure thing even though they are technically independents and live in NC. </p>

<p>fyi: UNC just joined the common app so it might make it easier to apply through that. Good luck on your application!</p>

<p>Thanks man :)</p>

<p>If I'm applying to enter as a Junior, I know they don't require SATs. Nonetheless, would it strengthen my app if I took it and did well (and what is considered "good" but UNC standards)? Or is it something they probably wouldn't really look at?</p>

<p>Hi there,</p>

<p>I'm an out-of-state student who transferred in as a junior from a CC. UNC is 100% need-blind and promises to meet full need(even that of out-of-state transfers). In fact, it was cheaper for me to go to UNC than my instate flagship and I will be graduating from the school practically debt-free.</p>

<p>My stats were very similar to yours (slightly lower, in fact). So I say give it a shot.</p>

<p>The numbers are great... its not too difficult to get in for your Junior year. I had a 3.55 in-state and that was actually above the average GPA of Junior transfers (the average was about 3.2). It also helped that I didn't have to submit my SAT/ACT scores (my biggest weakness in high school). Surprisingly, I've actually met a lot of people who transferred to UNC from CC... I think the school is pretty generous to associate degree holders. Your biggest weakness is OOS... you've probably already heard about how difficult it is to get in to UNC from OOS. </p>

<p>The posts above are right about the quality of financial aid at UNC... I've never heard anyone say that the school didn't meet their needs.</p>

<p>You guys are awesome! UNC it is. But I won't get too ahead of myself first..gotta get in first :D</p>

<p>I'm flying down this Wednesday to check out the campus and area. I'll keep you guys posted ;)</p>

<p>Just wanted to let you know that there's no cap on out of state transfer students, so you're on an equal playing field as far as that goes. With your GPA, you have a really good chance!</p>

<p>Thanks Jessi. That's reassuring!</p>

<p>Also, a note on obtaining NC residency. Most places require that you prove that you moved to NC for purposes OTHER than <em>just</em> school. It's really <em>NOT</em> that hard, IMO. I just did it in AZ - I had to be here for 1 year and have bank statements for the last 12 months to prove transaction locations (a PITA but not too hard to provide), get an AZ drivers license and plates for my car, register to vote, and file AZ state taxes. Also, sometimes, if you are under a certain age, you have to have the last 2 years of your parents tax returns to show that they did not claim you as a dependent (otherwise, their state is your state). </p>

<p>Obviously, there is no cap for OOS xfers (which is good for me, because I'm going to be applying for Fall 2012 too - good luck to us both!) but just wanted to let you know that the process really is not as difficult as it seems. More of a PITA than anything, like I said. :) Anywho, good luck to you!</p>

<p>Hey! I transferred from a community college to UNC CH. The only aid I got was work study grant worth under 3,000 dollars. Everyone else I met from out of state didn't receive very much aid. My stats were like yours, but it all depends. They said its hard for a transfer to get in than a in state freshman and what not!</p>

<p>@Candiceena: Thanks for pointing that out! I read some of that somewhere. Based on what I've read (and you just confirmed it), being here for 1 year and attending school during that year does not count towards establishing residency. You have to be in the state and NOT attending school for 1 year. So my question for you is, did you just move to Arizona, work for a year, until you became a resident, and then started university?</p>

<p>Thanks for the help. Good luck to you as well :)</p>

<p>@Snogintheloo: Good to see another transfer student! I'm surprised you only received 3,000 dollars in work study grants..I've heard that UNC-CH is very generous with it's financial aid, and meets full need for both it's in state students AND out of state students. I was told that most people pay very close to their EFC. My EFC is around $15,000. As an out of stater, my tuition would be around $38,000 a year, which is obviously not affordable. I was told I would likely pay around $15,000 out of pocket, and the rest would be covered by UNC (around 30% through loan, and the other 70% in grants). Hopefully that's true : /</p>

<p>I'm also a CC transfer - from WA. (:</p>

<p>My current cum. GPA is a 3.67 - however, I'm a sophomore right now.
My majors are Political Science and Econ. </p>

<p>My CC is on the quarter system so I'll have about 65 quarter credits completed by the end of Fall '11.. would I have a shot at UNC-CH with that kinda GPA? </p>

<p>I just have High School EC's because I did Running Start in my senior year of HS/first year at CC. </p>

<p>Should I get my AA first before applying? I'm also looking at the U. of Washington right now (my state flagship) but I'm not sure. I might stay at my CC and finish up my AA.</p>

<p>If I lived in Washington I would run not walk to get into UW. </p>

<p>But I suppose familiarity breeds contempt right.</p>

<p>@aheadofthegame - With a 3.67 GPA, you definitely have a shot at UNC-CH.</p>

<p>thedon- I haven't met anyone who has transferred that has received that much aid. Transfers are the last to receive any. What they you told was for incoming freshman I believe.</p>

<p>@Snogintheloo</p>

<p>The transfer students you met must have had high EFC amounts. Because, well, if your EFC is low, like I'm sure a lot CC transfer students' are, then the school will cover your need.</p>

<p>@Snogintheloo: No offence, but a policy that would favor UNC students that were accepted straight from high school over transfer students, definitely does not seem ethical. If I may ask, what was your EFC? You said you only received 3,000 in grants, which leads me to believe you had a fairly high EFC.</p>