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What is Transfer United?
Transfer United (TU) is a collaborative effort designed to promote your seamless transition as a junior transfer student to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. By encouraging success in academics, wellness and engagement, the program will help you establish a connection with the University and prepare you to persist through to graduation.
Who should apply to Transfer United?
All new junior transfers who want to get off to a strong start at Carolina should apply. Students who apply will need to arrange their schedule to be available to participate in all components of the program.
What is the advantage of joining Transfer United?
What is involved?
Transfer United offers an integrated approach to providing you with support and resources through a combination of residence life programs, academic coursework, peer mentoring, guest speakers, academic resource workshops, career coaching seminars, and service opportunities.
Participation in all of the following core components is required:
1) Transfer United Residential Learning Program
You will be assigned campus housing in Carmichael Residence Hall with other junior transfer students, making it easier to meet new people and feel at home early in the semester.
As a Transfer United resident, you will be required to:
2) Fall Junior Transfer Seminar: EDUC 301–Thriving in Transition
In this academic 3-credit course, you’ll work closely with a faculty member and other junior transfers in a small discussion-oriented class environment. The course will survey the role of colleges and universities from political, social and educational viewpoints. As part of the course you will reflect on your own experiences in higher education.
The seminar fulfills two General Education Requirements: SS–Social and Behavioral Science and EE–Experiential Education. It is also designated as a research-intensive course which may be used for the Carolina Research Scholar Program (CRSP).
3) Junior Transfer Success Group
This meeting is designed to support your successful transition to Carolina and to discuss questions and concerns unique to transfer students. You will also have the opportunity to network with University professionals and to engage directly with campus resources that can help you actualize your personal, academic and professional goals.
The group meets regularly during the first eight weeks of the semester (time TBA).
4) T-Links Mentoring
T-Links is designed to help new transfer students become acclimated, both inside and outside the classroom at UNC. T-Links mentors work with key offices across campus to serve as a resource for easing the academic and social transition of new transfer students.
Is there a cost?
There is no additional cost to participate in Transfer United. Standard tuition/fees and housing charges apply.
How do I apply?
You are eligible to apply to Transfer United as soon as your admission reply form and enrollment deposit are received and processed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled, so it’s best to submit your application as soon as you know you are interested in joining. To apply to Transfer United, you must submit the following items:
1) Complete the Housing Application through the MyHousing Portal.
2) Then complete the RLP application through the MyHousing Portal.
What Transfer United students are saying
Quotes taken from a year-end Transfer United resident survey:
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|Transfer United Community Contract (DOC)||12.78 KB|
|Junior Transfer Seminar Syllabus (DOC)||44.36 KB|
|Junior Transfer Success Group - Outline of Activities (DOC)||40 KB|