Transfer Students

Thinking about transferring to complete your bachelor’s degree? Whether you started at community college or you’re looking for a new beginning—you’ll find your home here at WPU.

• Transfer up to 90 credits.
• 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio with class sizes of 12 to 20 students.
• Extensive Agreements with other schools to make it faster for you to earn your degree.
• Financial support includes up to $16,000 in merit, $2,000 for Phi Theta Kappa, plus more need-based and leadership scholarships.
• A hands-on and supportive admission team will help you throughout the process.

I’m ready to apply.

We’re so excited you’ve chosen to apply to WPU!

What to Know

  • Simpler Process: WPU has simplified the application process to be more holistic and inclusive of student strengths and accomplishments.
  • Test Optional: Students have the choice to submit SAT/ACT scores or to showcase their individual strengths in other ways.
  • Rolling Admissions: We do not have an admissions deadline, though we encourage you to apply by May 1 for the easiest transition to university.

Each applicant is personally reviewed and evaluated by our team. When someone applies to WPU, we are on a first-name basis, and there is always a personal connection.


Option 1

Apply using the WPU application. Each applicant is personally reviewed and evaluated by our team.

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Step 2


Contact the Registrar’s Office at your current and previous institution(s) for instructions.

Mail to:

William Peace University
Office of Admissions
15 E. Peace Street
Raleigh, NC 27604

Option 2

Request Transcripts through CFNC

Option 3

Submit Transcripts through Parchment

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Step 3

Apply for FAFSA

Apply for Financial Aid. Use code 002953 when filing to have your FAFSA sent to WPU.

Moving from a community college to William Peace University seemed daunting at first. I worried about my credits transferring and the costs involved. However, my admissions counselor’s support made all the difference. He made it easy to connect with the right departments, and the Office of Career and Academic Advising ensured a smooth credit transfer. WPU turned what could have been intimidating into a reassuring and stress-free process.

Julianna Moreland
Class of ’24, Transferred from Craven Community College

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Frequently Asked Questions


Once we receive all your application documents, we typically render a decision in 1-2 weeks. If you have any questions about the process, please contact your admissions counselor for help.


No, you should not round up; you are expected to submit your unweighted GPA as it appears on your high school transcript.


Our admissions is based on a rolling admissions process that does not include deadlines. We accept and review applications year-round and typically have a decision back within 2 weeks of submitting your application.


Yes! We offer a variety of merit-based scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $18,000. Merit-based scholarships are awarded by admissions, but additional talent scholarships may be offered through your major or the Honors program.  Additional need-based scholarships are awarded by The Office of Financial Aid and are based on the FAFSA. Find more information on theScholarships page


Are you creating a transfer plan as part of your classwork for community college? You can do that by looking at the requirements for your degree program of interest in the Academic Catalog. If you are transferring from Wake Tech, take a look at the degree completion plans for our AAS articulation agreements. 


It will depend on how many credits you bring in and what major you select. In many cases, if you have an associate’s degree, you can finish your bachelor’s at WPU in two years.


No, you will apply as a Second Undergraduate Degree-seeking student. Your application will require an official transcript(s) from every college you attended.


You will apply as a Readmit Student. If you have enrolled in another college after William Peace University, you will need to submit an official copy of your transcript from any and all school(s) attended. You do not need to request a transcript from WPU; we will provide it for you.


CONGRATULATIONS! You’re on your way to becoming a Pacer. Get your next steps here or contact your admissions counselor, who can guide you through the process and answer any questions.


Yes. You will need to include documentation of the incident, resolution, and a personal statement. Please contact your admissions counselor to discuss details and specific documentation.


When you apply, we will need:

  • A Completed Application
  • A High School Transcript* (or transcripts from previous colleges)
  • Official Standardized Test Scores (SAT/ACT) – Optional
  • Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements, Resumes, and other supporting documents will be considered but are not required.

To be admitted, students must have a 2.0 or higher GPA. WPU offers the following options for students who do not qualify:

Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP)
Students will be offered admission for the following spring term, provided they enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall, take a minimum of 12 credit hours, and maintain a 2.0 GPA at mid-year.

Guaranteed Transfer Program (GTP)
Students will be offered admission for the following fall term, provided they enroll in an accredited college or university for the following academic year, take a minimum of 12 credit hours/semester, and maintain a 2.0 overall GPA.


The federal government typically releases the FAFSA Oct. 1 of the student’s senior year. Access the FAFSA.

William Peace’s School Code is 002953.


WPU offers rolling admissions, meaning we accept applications throughout a student’s senior year; however, we encourage an application by March 1 for the fall term and November 15 for the spring term.


WPU is transfer-friendly, which means most of your credits will likely transfer over. You can transfer up to 90 credits with a grade of “C-“ or better from accredited higher education institutions. Your admissions counselor can offer an unofficial credit evaluation before you apply. 

To receive an official credit evaluation from the Office of the Registrar, submit your official transcripts from prior institutions attended. Official credit evaluations are done after admission is complete. 

Note that developmental coursework, trade classes, and pass/fail courses are not accepted for transfer credit. 

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