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Steps to Apply

  1. Submit the Application for Admission along with a $60 non-refundable application fee. Click here to access the School of Adult Studies application.
  2. Send official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended to the Office of Admissions. Click here to access the Transcript Request forms. Note: A high school transcript will be required if you have fewer than 24 transferable semester hours. In order to receive transfer credits from previous colleges attended, or to be considered for financial aid, veteran's assistance or scholarships, prospective students must submit one official academic transcript from all previous colleges attended. If students have applied for financial aid, the financial aid transcript must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid at Pfeiffer University.

    Please mail all application materials to the following address:

    Pfeiffer University
    Office of Admissions
    4701 Park Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28209

  3. Attend New Student Orientation and Admission Testing.  Entrance Testing

    Orientation and Admission Testing Registration: Please contact Dana Hanson, Assistant Dean of Student Services at 704/945-7333 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Transfer Information

Pfeiffer University at Charlotte welcomes applications from students who have attended other regionally accredited colleges or universities. Two-Year College Graduates are accepted on a direct transfer basis from all regionally accredited junior colleges and community colleges. Under this policy, all college parallel courses are transferred at full credit and with the grade earned. Other transfer candidates are considered on an individual basis and on their own merits.

Those candidates who have a cumulative 2.00 ( C ) average or equivalent will receive full credit for all college parallel work completed and grades will transfer as earned. Those who do not have a cumulative 2.00 ( C ) average will not receive credit for grades below the “C” level. Those credits accepted will be transferred at the grade earned.

The Dean determines the applicability of courses taken at other regionally accredited institutions of higher learning toward the general education requirements at Pfeiffer. The Dean also determines the applicability of transferred courses toward meeting the requirements for majors. Courses applied to a major require a minimum grade of C-.

Transcript Evaluations

As soon as the Office of Admissions receives a college or university transcript, the Registrar will determine which courses transfer to Pfeiffer and send the transcripts to the appropriate advisor. The advisor will meet with the student to discuss the transcript evaluation. Courses in the area of general education and in a major field of study may be transferred; however, courses to be used in meeting requirements for a major must be approved by the Dean. All transcripts must received and evaluated within the first semester.

If a student has an overall grade point average (GPA) of “C” (2.00) or better ,a grade of “D” may be accepted for credit, unless the course is to be used to meet requirements of a major. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses counted toward a major or minor whether taken at Pfeiffer or elsewhere. For those students whose GPA is below a “C” average, only courses with a grade of “C” or above will transfer.

Quarter Vs. Semester Hours

A quarter hour is equivalent to 2/3 of a semester hour. Therefore, a course in which
three quarter hours have been earned will transfer to Pfeiffer as two semester hours
(3 x 2/3 = 2). All courses transferred to Pfeiffer are transferred with the grade earned.

Residence Requirement

At least 45 semester hours must be earned in residence at Pfeiffer University. Work in
residence must include at least 1/2 of the number of semester hours required in the major. Exceptions are made for military personnel attending under any of the military service degree completion programs.

Graduation Requirements

Students normally graduate under the provisions and requirements of the catalog in
effect at the time of their initial registration at Pfeiffer University, unless changes
in curricula, graduation requirements, etc…, make that impossible. Students may choose to graduate under the requirements of a subsequent catalog; however, they must meet all of the requirements of one catalog. Students who re-enter after an interval of two or more semesters must meet the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of re-registration, or of a subsequent catalog.

In order to graduate with a four-year degree from Pfeiffer, a student must earn a minimum of 120 semester hours. Of these hours 42 to 45 SH are General Education program requirements.

All students are required to take and complete at least three writing intensive courses, at least one of which must be outside the student's major, with a grade of C- or better (in many majors, one of these courses will be the senior seminar capstone course).

Students must demonstrate basic computer competency, or take COMP 360 Microcomputer Applications or another course with a "C-" or higher. The course must be approved by the Dean of the Program in which the student is enrolled.

Students must complete a major. The School of Adult Studies offers six undergraduate majors including Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Organizational Communications and Management Information Systems.

All students must complete an Application for Degree one year prior to graduation.

At least a 2.0 cumulative academic average on work attempted at Pfeiffer University is required for graduation.

Lastly, students must meet all requirements for the current academic assessment plan outlined in the catalog on page 16 to 17. To view the catalog, click here .

Class Standing

Freshmen 0 - 25 semester hours
Sophomore 26 - 55 semester hours
Junior 56 - 85 semester hours
Senior 86+ semester hours


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