FAQs

Students who want to pursue a degree in liberal arts such as education, psychology, sociology, religion, music, history, political science, languages, and art should consider an Associate in Arts degree. It contains fewer math and science requirements. The Associate in Science degree is for students who want to earn a degree at a four-year institution in computer science, nursing, mathematics, engineering, and sciences or professional programs that require a strong background in mathematics and science.

It is not necessary to complete your associate degree, but it is advisable. It is wise to talk to the admissions counselor of the institution you are interested in attending to determine if you meet their admissions requirements.

Graduation with an associate degree and a 2.0 GPA from Louisburg College does not guarantee any UNC institution access. Many UNC institutions require at least a 2.5 GPA for consideration of admission, and most UNC institutions require closer to a 3.0 GPA. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee access either. Being academically eligible to return to your previous institutions(s) and meeting the institution’s judicial specifications are also factors. There is no guarantee of admission to a specific campus or specific program or major. Other considerations such as enrollment limits affect admission decisions.

Each institution decides if it requires further placement testing. Most institutions look at students’ grades, their English classes’ success, and their mathematics scores to determine student skill levels.

The National Student Clearing House accepts requests for sending Louisburg College’s official transcripts to other institutions. The organization mails or gives the student their official transcript in a sealed envelope, and official status requires the envelope to remain sealed. 

Louisburg College cannot release your high school transcript and test scores that you used for admissions purposes at Louisburg College. Contact your high school counselor to secure your high school transcript. It is advisable to follow up after the request to ensure that your school counselor mailed the transcript and the institution has received it. To secure your SAT and ACT scores visit www.collegeboard.org, and use your username and password to request the organization to send your scores to another college or university.

 

Admission deadlines vary. Contact the admissions office, look on the college's website, or refer to the College Information Sheet on this website for application deadlines and application fees. In general, a student should begin the application process two semesters before they intend to transfer. If a student is applying for a scholarship or financial aid, they should start the process as soon as applications are available.

 

No, Louisburg College only transfers courses in which a student earns a grade of "C" or higher.

 

No, your GPA does not transfer. You begin new coursework and earn your GPA from the new institution.

 

Some institutions are more willing to accept transfer students than others. Some do not take transfer students during the spring semester. One should research the school that you are interested in attending to determine the number of transfer students they accept each semester.

 

Yes, you will need to send a transcript from every institution that you attended after high school. If you do not divulge that you enrolled at another college on your application, the current institution will find out.  When an institution processes a financial aid letter, it discovers all the student financial aid used at other institutions

 

Typically, four-year institutions require the following items for transfer consideration:

  • A completed application, including your application fee
  • Official transcripts from every college that you have attended
  • An official high school transcript if requested
  • Your SAT/ACT scores, if requested.
  • An essay of usually between 250-500 words
  • Activities or work resume

Once the college or university receives all of the required documents, it typically takes about 4-6 weeks for a decision. If you apply close to the admission deadline, it may take more time.

Visit the website of the college or university that you are interested in attending. Some colleges give transfer students scholarships for the GPA that they have attained while attending other institutions. Most colleges will award you a merit scholarship without a separate application, but each school is different. At other colleges, the financial aid department will automatically consider you for all scholarships for which you are eligible.

 

Most colleges define a transfer student as a high school graduate who has completed a minimum of 24-30 transferable college semester credits by the time they are applying. Usually, applicants with fewer than 24 credits are still eligible to apply. However, they should apply using the freshman application.

 

Transferable credit must be from a regionally accredited college or university. A student must earn a grade of "C" or better for the course to transfer to Louisburg College. The classes that you took must be similar to those offered at Louisburg College.

 

Contact the registrar's office at all of the colleges and universities you have attended and request them to send an official transcript to the registrar’s office at Louisburg College. If you are taking a summer school course at a community college or another institution, request these transcripts as well.

 

Typically, public universities do not waive fees. Private colleges are more likely to honor a request for a fee waiver. Sometimes, transfer counselors who visit Louisburg College will give a students an application fee waiver after meeting and talking with them. It is possible to receive a waiver if a former student of the college signs a release form