- Preparing to Transfer
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- Military-Affiliated Students
- Transfer of Credit
- Travel Schedule
- Extension Campuses
- Deadlines & Applying
- Transfer Student Involvement
- Teal Transfers
- Meet the Staff
- Off-Campus Housing Resource
The students below each share their unique story about transferring to UNCW. Click on a student’s name to learn more!
|Joshua Kinchen||Minxue (Michelle) Lin||Allison Hiltz|
I transferred to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in January 2010, after having graduated Cape Fear Community College. I am a senior, a Communication Studies major, with a minor in Leadership Studies. After having been heavily involved with student organizations at CFCC, I was initially intimidated to become active with campus life at UNCW. To overcome this uncertainty, I called upon one of my advisors who happened to be a former UNCW staff member to bring me on-campus and introduce me to several UNCW staff and faculty members. These informal meetings were to become an integral part of my successes, as a student and a leader.
I took a semester off, between graduating from CFCC and entering UNCW. During this time, I was able to reflect upon my future goals and what the best avenue of approach to achieve them. It was during this time that I had those informal meetings. Also, I became the President of the Cape Fear Community College Alumni Council. It was through the Council that I was able to assist in the foundation of Sea Devils to Seahawks, which is a UNCW Student Organization that is specifically for CFCC Transfers.
Upon my entrance to UNCW, I became the President of SD2SH and sought out any opportunity to get involved. I knew this type of involvement was the key to rebuilding the ironclad network of fellow students, faculty and administrators I had left after graduating from Cape Fear.
I studied extremely hard but still feel somewhat victim to what I now know as “transfer shock.” Having to learn an entire new campus, meet a host of new people and begin a new GPA had proved to be more difficult than I realized. Regardless of my many obstacles, I managed to get a 3.5 in my first semester.
With this GPA, I was invited to become part of Tau Sigma, National Honor Society for Transfer Students. Already having been an officer with Phi Theta Kappa at Cape Fear, I welcomed the opportunity to become part of an organization that celebrated academic achievement and service to the community.
Currently, I serve as President of Tau Sigma, Past President of Sea Devils to Seahawks, Non-Traditional Senator for the Student Government Association and Peer Mentor for First-Year/Transfer Seminar. In these roles, I am helping shape the way UNCW attracts and retains Transfer students. I have made it my personal mission to ensure that Transfer students have all the tools they need to be successful students, the opportunity to become student leaders and one day walk across a packed Trask Coliseum with degree in hand. Mission Accomplished.
I am a senior at UNCW and an Accounting major. I moved to the United States after I completed my middle school in China. I spent my freshman year at Carteret Community College in Morehead City, North Carolina. When I visited UNCW with my parents in 2008, I knew that UNCW was my first choice. The campus is beautiful and people here are so friendly. After I successfully transferred to UNCW, I lived in the International House with many wonderful and interesting international students. We studied hard together, while having great fun as well. In addition, I got a lot of help and support from professors and upper classmen in the first year, which really made the transition much easier for me. Within the first semester at UNCW, I have earned 3.7 GPA and received an invitation to join Tau Sigma National Honor Society for transfer students which is a great honor for me. In Tau Sigma I got to know many transfer students from all over the country. The more I stay at UNCW, the more I love the Seahawk family.
I am a junior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington majoring in Political Science with a minor in Public Administration. I transferred to UNCW from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL. I chose UNCW because it offers Public Administration as a minor, which is not as common as I had once believed.
My first year at UNCW was fantastic. At first, I was hesitant to get involved on campus because I felt so much “older” than the other students (I was working full-time, married and living off-campus). My second semester I was invited to join Tau Sigma National Honors Society and it had a profound effect on me. Meeting other transfer students opened up opportunities I hadn’t previously considered and I met a lot of other students who were initially just as hesitant as I was.
Once I realized I wasn’t the only one in my position, I flourished. The key was figuring out that I was not alone! I am now Vice President of Tau Sigma and am a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda. I spend my spare time volunteering with the American Heart Association, Cape Fear Literacy Council and local pet rescues alongside other transfer students.
There are so many options extended specifically to transfer students and the university always does their best to accommodate any type of situation that may arise. UNCW is incredibly supportive of its transfer students and are always looking for more ways to help them.