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Transfer Students


No matter where you began your college career — you can graduate from Guilford. We welcome transfer students like you who have attended another college, university, or community college and want to finish their bachelor's degree at Guilford. Plus, if you already have your A.A. or A.S. degree you can graduate from Guilford in two years.

 

You are a Transfer Student If:

  • You have a high school diploma or equivalency.
  • You have attended some kind of post-high school college, university, or community college.
  • You have a minimum 2.5 GPA at your current institution.
  • You are younger than 23. (If you are 23 or older, please visit the Continuing Education page.)
  • If you are an international student, please visit the International Student page.

 

Convenient, Affordable, Game-Changing

  • Our transfer students tell us the personal touch of small class sizes and the flexibility of class schedules make them feel immediately welcome at Guilford.
  • We have a liberal transfer-credit policy.
  • Transfer students are considered for all merit-based scholarships.
  • You have access to all campus amenities, plus, there are several clubs and organizations for you to join.

 

Transferring Credits

  • As a transfer student, you'll receive credit for courses you’ve taken at accredited junior colleges, community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities.
  • Up to 64 semester hours of credit are allowed from two-year institutions.
  • There is no limit to the number of semester hours that may transfer from regionally accredited four-year colleges.
  • Credit is allowed for courses with a grade of C- or higher.
  • While Guilford is based on a 4-credit-hour system, 3-credit-hour classes are accepted.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 32 semester credits at Guilford and satisfy all degree requirements. A minimum of 124 semester credits is required to graduate and at least half of the major (16 credits) must be taken at Guilford.

Meet Guilford's Transfer Students

Born to Shine

Born to Shine

Drawn to all things theatrical from an early age, transfer student Sarah Elston ’20 matured into a well-rounded thespian at Guilford College.

Trusting Her Gut

Trusting Her Gut

After transferring from a large urban school, transfer student Kathleen Caspersen ’20 shares how Guilford invited her to feel fiercely curious and explore beyond her comfort zone.

Growing Ambitions

Growing Ambitions

With a passion for sustainability, Guilford was the perfect place for Sustainable Food Systems major Will Bryer ’19 to continue his education and start his career.

The Future of History

The Future of History

Beulah Gullion ’22 has a detailed long-range plan. After graduating from Guilford, the History major and Quaker Studies minor plans to get her master’s degree at George Fox University Portland seminary.

Taking Action

Taking Action

Community and Justice studies major Mariam Sheriff ’23 can only describe her path to Guilford as something that was meant to be.

Finding Her Edge in Excellence

Finding Her Edge in Excellence

Alesha Garcia ’22 has had an excellent educational experience at Guilford — an experience that has shaped her life in a transformative and positive way.

Turning the Page

Turning the Page

As a transfer student living off campus, it may seem hard to find a sense of belonging, but Guilford’s tight-knit community and supportive faculty allowed McKinley Keener ’20 to feel right at home.

Fortuitous Transfer

Fortuitous Transfer

Ashley Edwards ’16 was studying Psychology and Religious Studies at another university when she realized she needed a more personalized educational experience.

International Sensation

International Sensation

The world is Bea Niyibizi’s ’22 proverbial oyster. Before she was a high-school junior, transfer student Bea had lived in six different countries.


Discuss Your Transferrable Courses

Contact Guilford Today


Are you curious which of your courses transfer to Guilford College? Please reach out to us at transfer@guilford.edu, and we'll reply to your email with information in five to seven business days. You can also download the following PDFs, which outline transferrable courses from North Carolina community colleges. We look forward to welcoming you to Guilford!

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All About Applying

From the application process to key deadlines, find what you need to apply as a transfer student.

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Whitney Kornegay

Whitney Kornegay

Transfer Admission Counselor