Even though Belmont Abbey College accepts applications at any time, there are still several deadlines of which you should be aware.
Our competitive scholarship opportunities have application deadlines, please refer to the individual scholarship applications for specific information. They are located on our Merit Scholarships page.
The deposit deadline is May 1st, but we encourage students to deposit no later than April to reserve their spot in our incoming class, and to register for an ideal class schedule.
To be considered for acceptance into Belmont Abbey College as a transfer student, an applicant should:
1. Be in good standing with the college or university last attended or in which he or she is currently enrolled. This precludes academic or disciplinary suspension.
2. Have a 2.0 grade point average (4-point system) if transferring as a freshmen or sophomore (fewer than 60 hours) or have a 2.5 grade point average (4-point system) if transferring as a junior or senior (more than 60 hours).
Transfer students who are accepted while attending another college or university are only accepted provisionally. They should ask the registrar of their current institution to forward a transcript of their most recent grades to the Admissions Office of Belmont Abbey College. If applicants have been suspended, they may not be admitted until they are in good standing at the same or another college or university. Transfer applicants who fail to meet the requirements stated above may be asked to submit additional information concerning their record at other institutions. Only a limited number of such applicants will be admitted.
A student who has met all of these requirements, has earned 24 acceptable semester credits, and desires to be considered form admission, must first submit:
1. An application filled out by the applicant and signed by a parent or guardian (if applicant is under 18 years of age).
2. An official transcript from every college or university attended. A transfer student who is transferring fewer than 24 semester credits must submit the same credentials and meet the same admission requirements required of entering freshmen (and an overall grade point average of 2.0 in completed college coursework). To see admission requirements of entering freshmen click here.
Transfer of Credits
Belmont Abbey College participates in the comprehensive articulation agreement with the North Carolina Community College System. Students transferring from a North Carolina Community College enjoy the terms of this agreement, which permits the transfer of up to 60 credit hours for courses completed at a North Carolina Community College prior to matriculation at Belmont Abbey College. 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), are generally accepted. Belmont Abbey College accepts transfer credit for such courses if the student earned a 14 grade of “C” or better.
With the exception of an elective course, Belmont Abbey College does not ordinarily allow students to take courses elsewhere after matriculation. Current BAC students should consult the Registrar about transfer classes prior to enrolling for them at another institution. Belmont Abbey College ordinarily accepts a maximum of sixty (60) credit (semester) hours from a North Carolina community college. However, the College will transfer a maximum of sixty-four (64) credit (semester) hours for students who graduate from a North Carolina community college with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree prior to matriculating at BAC. Such students are ordinarily required to complete two courses in Political Philosophy and two in Theology at BAC. North Carolina community college graduates who complete an Associate of Applied Sciences prior to matriculation at BAC will have additional core curriculum requirements, and should consult the Registrar about additional core courses. Credit hours, not grade points, are transferred. To see more on Transfer Credits click here.