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. 

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 that you will likely graduate from WPU in just TWO more years!
  • 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

I want more information about transferring to WPU.

  • Programs/Majors
  • Costs and Financial Aid
    Cost and financial aid are critical when selecting a university. At WPU, many of our students pay as little as $20,000 per year.

    Tuition and Fees

    Nearly 100% of our students receive a scholarship, grant, or financial aid. We award these automatically when you apply and fill out the FAFSA.

    WPU Scholarships

  • How to Visit
    Experience WPU with a virual or in-person visit. We even have a special tour for transfer students.

    Plan Your Visit

  • Contact Us
    Questions? Contact us directly, or click the blue button below, fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch.

    Call: 919-508-2214

    Request Information

  • Meet Your Counselor
    We want to help you every step of the way. Our transfer counselor Ben Levine works only with transfer students. Feel free to ask any question, big or small.

    Meet your counselor

I’m ready to apply.

  • Get a transfer credit evaluation — before you apply!
    At WPU, you can transfer up to 90 credits. We have extensive agreements with community colleges and other schools so that it’s easy to transfer more of your credits and finish in two years.

    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! 

    Contact the Transfer Counselor
    Ben Levine

  • 1. 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.



    Admission FAQs

  • 2. Submit College Transcripts
    Contact the Registrar’s Office at your previous institution(s) for instructions.


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

  • 3. Apply for Financial Aid (Fill out the FAFSA)
    WPU offers many scholarships and awards, but you must first submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility.



    Important Codes

    • FAFSA: 002953

  • 4. Accepted? Take your next steps.
    Now that you’ve been accepted, it’s time to become a part of the Pacer Community. Your future awaits with just a few simple steps.

    Accepted Student Next Steps

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. 

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.

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