Transfer Students

Step one: Submit Your Application

The first step is to submit your free online application. An essay is not required for initial submission. You will be prompted to create a CFNC (College Foundation of North Carolina) account. This is a free account and it allows you to work on your application over time.

Step two: Submit Your Transcripts

Request official transcripts from high schools and all other institutions attended be sent to:

Belmont Abbey College
Office of Admissions
100 Belmont-Mt.Holly Road
Belmont, NC 28012

Belmont Abbey College accepts official transcripts submitted electronically through services like Naviance, Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse.

If you were enrolled at the time of graduation, at a participating public high school in North Carolina, you can request your high school transcript be sent through CFNC.

Step three: Submit Your Test Scores (Optional)

While Belmont Abbey College is test score optional, students that submit a test score will have a greater advantage for scholarship opportunities. We accept SAT, ACT, and CLT scores.

SAT CODE: 5055
ACT CODE: 3070

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Transfer Credits

Transfer credits for courses taken at colleges and universities that are recognized as accrediting bodies by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), in which a grade of “C” or better has been earned, are generally accepted. Belmont Abbey College will accept a maximum of sixty (60) credit (semester) hours from a community college. However, Belmont Abbey College will transfer a maximum of sixty-four (64) credit (semester) hours for students who graduate under the North Carolina Community College articulation agreement and receive an AA degree. Credit hours, not grade points, are transferred.

International Transfer Credit

International transfer credit is awarded for appropriate academic credit earned. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by Education Evaluators International, Inc. or another approved transcript evaluation agency prior to submission to Belmont Abbey College.

Advanced Placement and CLEP

Belmont Abbey College will consider for advanced standing students of superior ability who have taken the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board and have scored 3 or higher. By this examination, a student may meet the requirements of some college courses, with credit. In addition, the college accepts College Level Examination Program (C.L.E.P.) general and subject area credit for scores at or above the 50th percentile. Credit is awarded only for courses in the College’s current curriculum. A maximum of thirty (30) academic credits will be offered for advanced placement and college-level learning acquired in non-traditional settings.

Articulation Agreement

Belmont Abbey College participates in the comprehensive articulation agreement with the North Carolina University Community College System. Belmont Abbey College will transfer a maximum of sixty-four (64) credit (semester) hours for students who graduate under the North Carolina Community College articulation agreement and receive an AA degree. Credit hours, not grade points, are transferred.

Click here for the current Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (PDF)

Consortium Participation

Belmont Abbey College is a member of the GreaterCharlotte Consortium, a cooperative venture that includes 7 colleges and universities in the greater Charlotte area.  The free exchange of library facilities and transfer credits multiplies educational opportunities for all members, which include Belmont Abbey College, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, Winthrop University, Queens University of Charlotte, Johnson & Wales University—Charlotte, NC Campus, Pfeiffer University. Students wishing to apply should see the Registrar or visit their website.


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Belmont Abbey Student, Ashley

What were you involved in around campus and the community?

“I had my hands in a lot of different activities; I was the vice-president of the Psychology club, helped with the Crusaders for Life club, co-led the Fidelis girls’ club at St. Ann’s Parish, student mentored for the freshmen Study Skills class, lectured at mass, and volunteered at Miravia, the crisis pregnancy center across from campus.”

What was your favorite part about the abbey?

“I think the fact that we have a Benedictine monastery at the heart of our campus is simply AMAZING! I loved attending Vespers in the basilica at night, going to Praise and Worship, and soaking in the peace and joy that comes from having a basilica, a community of awesome monks, and an adoration chapel all at your fingertips.”

Ashley Osmera
Psychology Major & Hintemeyer Scholar

Gabriel, BAC Student

Why did you decide to transfer to the abbey?

“The Motorsports program is what drew my attention to the Abbey, because it’s a degree that is only offered at a handful of schools throughout the nation. It was the perfect fit for me because I could major in the exact thing I wanted while continuing to deepen my faith through the Catholic atmosphere of the Abbey.”

What advice would you give to future transfer students?

“My advice to future transfers is get involved with the campus the second you set foot on it. Look to join clubs, attend sporting events, or get involved with campus ministry or the student activities board. Above all, however, be yourself! Every student has something different to bring to the abbey so don’t think you have to change to fit in.“

Gabriel Heron
Motorsport Management Major & Business Minor

Aimee, BAC Student

What was your favorite part about the abbey?

“I loved the atmosphere, and how everyone was so welcoming and friendly. Even if it’s a smaller college you meet new people every day, and it’s so nice to see all the smiling faces around campus!”

What advice would you give to future transfer students?

Whatever you undertake, there is always someone to support and encourage you; it doesn’t matter whether you succeed or fail at it. So this is the perfect school for opening up and trying new things that you might not have done otherwise!

Aimee Cloninger
Elementary Education Major & Volleyball player