Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP): UNC Chapel Hill Transfer Program

Transfer to UNC Chapel Hill from Central Piedmont Community College with the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) transfer program. C-STEP students are guaranteed admission at UNC Chapel Hill.

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Keep reading to learn more about benefits and eligibility.

Apply for the C-STEP UNC Chapel Hill transfer program


  • Guaranteed acceptance to UNC Chapel Hill

  • UNC Chapel Hill admissions and advising support

  • Assigned C-STEP advisor at Central Piedmont

  • Financial aid education and help with UNC Chapel Hill financial aid

  • Access to special webinars, events, and newsletters designed to help you successfully meet the UNC transfer requirements and succeed at Carolina — you will be academically prepared and fully engaged in your college and university communities, setting you on a path to success.


The C-STEP program is competitive, based on both demonstrated financial need and academic excellence.

To be Considered for C-STEP

  • Plan to earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

  • Keep up at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.

  • Have completed no more than half of your associate degree when you apply for C-STEP.

  • Be eligible to receive federal financial aid

  • Submit the C-STEP application: deadlines October 1 and April 1

  • UNC Chapel Hill Transfer Requirements

    Earn your Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree with at least a 3.2 GPA.