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


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 will also have the opportunity to 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 at UNC Charlotte as a 49erNext student:

  • guided transfer pathways for intended majors/programs at UNC Charlotte
  • academic advising and career services support at Central Piedmont
  • 49er athletic event student tickets
  • recreation center access
  • UNC Charlotte library access
  • CATS All-Transit pass (for light rail and bus access)
  • financial aid/FAFSA workshops
  • major and career exploration workshops

For more information on the benefits of 49erNext, visit the UNC Charlotte website.

Eligibility Requirements

  • To be Considered for the 49erNext Program

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

    You may not enroll in both the UNC Charlotte Passport and the 49erNext Program. If you are a first-time college student and are not invited to participate in the Passport program, or if you wish to complete your degree at Central Piedmont, you may be eligible to participate in 49erNext.

  • 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.
    • Submit your “intended major” to Central Piedmont Academic Advisor/49erNext Coordinator once you complete 30 transfer credit hours.
  • 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 49nerNext 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. We are no longer accepting applications for fall 2020.

  • 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 Information Request Form

    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.

    The form is currently unavailable, as we are no longer taking applications for fall 2020. Please continue to check this page for updates and fill out the information request form to be notified when the fall 2021 49erNext application opens.

    Request information about 49erNext.