As a 49erNext student, you will be guaranteed admission to UNC Charlotte to pursue a bachelor’s degree after you complete an eligible Central Piedmont associate degree.

Application deadline for the Fall semester is July 31st, 2023. Please email us with any questions

For more information on the benefits of 49erNext, visit the UNC Charlotte website or come to a 49erNext information session.


This unique program helps you succeed and finish your degree on time by offering coordinated financial aid planning, career advising, and collaborative advising. As a 49erNext student, you can also apply for the 49erNext scholarship.

In addition to the services you will receive at Central Piedmont, you will be able to take advantage of the following:

Eligibility Requirements

  • To be Considered for the 49erNext Program

    • Full-time college student
    • Have at least one year (or 24 credits) left to complete in an eligible associate degree
    • Plan to pursue a Central Piedmont Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering, or Associate in Science degree
    • Plan to pursue a major offered at UNC Charlotte (except fine arts, architecture, nursing, or Engineering Technology)

    Talk to a transfer advisor at Central Piedmont if you wish to pursue an ineligible major to learn about other transfer pathways to UNC Charlotte.

    You may not enroll in both the UNC Charlotte Passport and the 49erNext Program.

  • To Remain in 49erNext Program

    • Participate in mandatory advising each semester while enrolled at Central Piedmont.
    • Remain in good academic standing in order to transfer to UNC Charlotte.
  • To Transfer to UNC Charlotte

    • Complete an eligible associate degree at Central Piedmont (Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering, or Associate in Science).
    • Maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by Central Piedmont).
    • Complete the UNC Charlotte admission application and send all required transcripts by set deadlines.
    • Participate in the Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) program before your first semester at UNC Charlotte.

    As a participant in the 49erNext program, you will be eligible to transfer into more than 75 undergraduate degree programs at UNC Charlotte (130+ majors). While completing the 49erNext program requirements guarantees that you will be admitted into UNC Charlotte, it does not guarantee that you will be admitted into specific, more selective degree programs. Some degree programs are competitive and may require a higher GPA and/or other admission requirements.

    Associate of Applied Science degrees are not transferable unless they are part of an approved bilateral agreement.

How to Enroll

Applications are accepted for fall terms only. Apply today.

  • Enroll at Central Piedmont

    Complete the steps to enroll as a degree-seeking student at Central Piedmont. On the Central Piedmont CFNC application, you will need to check the box that you are interested in the 49erNext program.

  • Submit the 49erNext Application

    Completing the form does not guarantee you will be admitted into the 49erNext program. If admitted into the program, you will receive information on your next steps by email.

    Apply for 49erNext

49erNext Scholarship

Visit the Central Piedmont scholarships page to learn how you can apply for the 49erNext scholarship.

Apply for 49erNext Scholarship

Transfer Pathways

49erNext major course maps

Other UNC Charlotte Transfer Information

Email Le'Aira Hames at leaira.hames@uncc.edu to sign up to receive email transfer tips from UNC Charlotte Admissions, including information about events for Central Piedmont students and reminders about important deadlines. At UNC Charlotte transfer events, the UNC Charlotte Admissions office will be here to discuss the admissions process, academic advising, and student life. Be sure to go and bring your questions.

Talk to UNC Charlotte About Transferring

Check when UNC Charlotte is coming to a Central Piedmont campus near you so you can talk to representatives about how to transfer to UNC Charlotte.

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