Transfer Students

We welcome transfer students and are equipped with admissions specialists to help guide you through the process.

Each transcript is evaluated individually to help determine how many credit hours you may be eligible to transfer in*. Students who have attended a regionally accredited institution and who have satisfied the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement will be considered as having met the College's general education core requirements. Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science or Arts degree will still have core requirements to be completed. To learn more, view our college catalog.

*Transcript evaluations are pending until confirmation of receiving official transcript showing final transfer credit or degree earned.

For transferring tips, make sure to check out this article!

Steps to Admission

To be considered for transfer admission:

  1. Submit completed application (see deadlines)
  2. Submit official high school transcript or recognized equivalent showing proof of graduation
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended
    In addition to your high school transcript, we need the final official college transcript showing your final grades earned from ALL colleges you have attended. Did you take AP, CLEP or IB tests for credit? For AP, credit is awarded for scores 3 and higher. For CLEP, credit is awarded for scores 50 and higher. For IB, credit is awarded for scores 5 or higher. We need your official scores to award credit. 

If there are special circumstances to consider regarding your academic and/or personal background, please submit a brief essay with an explanation. In addition, academic recommendations or an interview may be required.

Once your file is complete, you will be notified of your admission decision within two weeks. Students are automatically reviewed for academic merit scholarships as part of the admission process.

After Acceptance

Congratulations, you've been accepted! To reserve your place at Lees-McRae, please provide:

  1. $250 tuition deposit* to reserve your place (Deposits are refundable until May 1 for fall admission and until December 1 for spring admission.)
  2. Necessary financial aid paperwork
  3. Proof of Immunization as required by the State of North Carolina
  4. Completed room assignment form (view our off-campus housing policy)

Stay informed about next steps by communicating regularly with your admissions specialist.

Since transfer students are typically familiar with registration processes in a college setting, summer orientation will NOT be a mandatory requirement for you. Instead, you will make an individual phone or in-person appointment to be advised. We hope this will allow for a more personal advising experience. You will be able to take care of other student processes, such as getting your student ID card, during the first week of class. Please contact Sue McGuire at 828.898.2561 or beginning May 1 to schedule your advising appointment. With any admission or application-related questions, please contact Libby Gragg at 828.898.8701 or

*Online payments are accepted by e-check, MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express. A service fee of 2.7% is applied to all credit/debit card transactions. E-check/ACH transactions can be made with no service fee.