Transfer to WPU

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. 

We have streamlined the admissions process and can help you navigate any requirements as well as provide you with a quick evaluation of your transfer credits, share the valuable articulation agreements in place and highlight the financial aid and scholarships available to transfer students. 

Just a few of the WPU benefits for transfer students:

  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • 11:1 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.
  • If you have an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) from any North Carolina community college or Louisburg College, many of the Liberal Education requirements are waived. This means you are on a fast track to a bachelor’s degree at WPU! 
  • Financial support that includes up to $14,000 in merit, $2000 for Phi Theta Kappa, need-based and leadership scholarships
  • A hands-on and supportive admission team to help you throughout the process

Q: How long will it take to finish my degree? Can I finish in two years?

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. 

Q: What is your application deadline?

It’s always a good idea to apply early. However, we have rolling admissions so there is no application deadline! Once you submit your application and all official college transcripts, you will be notified of your admissions decision and merit scholarship within two weeks.

Once you’ve been accepted, we encourage you to deposit soon so you can register for classes in time for the next semester.

Q: How do I pay for WPU? Where do I find out more about financial aid?

A quality private education doesn’t have to break the bank. It doesn’t have to be difficult either. Nearly 100% of our students are awarded some type of financial aid or scholarship. Our goal is to make your dreams achievable.

WPU students have many options for scholarships, loans, and aid. The first step is to complete your FAFSA. Learn more about the process here, or fill out the “Learn More” form to have Katelyn contact you and guide you through the process.

Learn How to Apply for Financial Aid

WPU offers many scholarships and awards, but you need to first submit a FAFSA to determine your eligibility.

  • Enter WPU’s school code: 002953
  • As an NC resident, you can participate in CFNC FAFSA Day

Complete My FAFSA

View WPU Scholarships & Awards 

Q: Which classes will transfer? Which won’t?

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. 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. For more information, you can review the NC community colleges equivalency guide or contact your admissions counselor. 

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

Q: How can I create a transfer plan for my community college class?

 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. 

Ready to learn more? Fill out the form and Katelyn will contact you to answer questions and help you with the process.


Admissions Steps for Transfer Students

Got all your questions answered? If you’re ready to transfer, continue with the steps below. Contact Katelyn anytime if you need assistance with the process or have more questions.

1. Apply to WPU

2. Send My Transcripts

Send us your official college/university transcripts from each institution you have attended.

Send us your official high school transcript if:

You are a non-degree-seeking student
You have completed less than 12 semester hours (non-remedial courses only) of transferable college credit from a regionally accredited institution


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

3. Accepted? Deposit now.

You’re almost there! All you have to do is submit your deposit and lock in your enrollment to WPU. Welcome to our community!

Send My Enrollment Deposit

“I was tired of being just another number in the system. I wanted more interpersonal relationships with my professors and to be able to see my classmates on a consistent basis, so it was a no-brainer move for me to transfer to WPU.”
Bill Ryan

Transfer Articulation Agreements

Are you transferring from a NC Community College? Explore our Transfer Articulation Agreements to learn about the beneficial partnerships with community colleges across North Carolina. These agreements provide a clear path from one program to another and ensure a smooth transition to WPU.