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As a 49erNext student you will be guaranteed admission to UNC Charlotte to pursue a bachelor’s degree after you complete an eligible Mitchell Community College associate degree.

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 49erNext 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.

Enrollment for the 49erNext program opens on March 1, 2024, and ends on August 1, 2024. 

Note: The program interest form (application) must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on August 1st to be considered for the Fall 2024 cohort.

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49erNext Eligibility

To be eligible for 49erNext interested students must: 

  • Attend a community college that participates in the 49erNext program
  • Have earned a high school diploma, or equivalent 
  • Be pursuing an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Fine Arts*, Associate in Arts – Teacher Prep*, or Associate in Science – Teacher Prep*
  • Have earned 15 or fewer credit hours at the community college where they intend to enroll in the program, with no prior transfer credits
  • Intend to pursue a major offered at UNC Charlotte, with the exception of architecture, fine or performing arts, graphic design, and nursing

*UNC Charlotte recognizes these degrees as transferable associate degrees and will award a general education waiver. Please consult with your community college academic advisor to determine the best associate degree fit for the most streamlined path to Charlotte.

Students will remain enrolled within 49erNext through the completion of their associate degree at their participating community college. Failure to meet the below requirements may result in removal from the 49erNext program if:

  • A cumulative GPA is below 2.0 after two semesters
  • Reapplication is required to reenroll at the community college
  • Not progressing within approved transferable associate degree