Transient Study

Transient students are UNC Charlotte degree-seeking students who are also taking courses at another college (typically during summer terms). UNC Charlotte is considered to be the home institution and the school you will be attending is the host institution.  


How to request a permit for Transient Study:

  1. Complete and submit this Transient Study Form to Niner Central. Be sure get approval for transient study prior to taking any outside course(s).
  2. Register and pay out-of-pocket for all courses at host institution. 
  3. If you need financial aid, submit the Transient Study - Financial Aid Request Form with documentation as requested on the form.

Financial Aid for Transient Study


Transfer credits taken through Transient Study

  • Courses at other institutions can not be used to Grade Replace courses attempted at UNC Charlotte via transient study.  
  • Courses at other institutions can not be used to calculate into your UNC Charlotte GPA via transient study. 
  • No credit will be accepted for courses below a C level for undergraduate students. 
  • Please review this additional information regarding transfer credit from other institutions.  

Submitting Academic Transcripts following transient study term

  • It is your responsibility to make sure that the Office of the Registrar at UNC Charlotte receives a final copy of the academic transcript from the host school after the transient term is over.
  • Transcripts need to be received by the scheduled deadlines indicated on the Transient Study-Financial Aid Request Form. 
  • If transcripts are not received, financial aid may be canceled for that term, and future requests will be denied.

Important Note

In March 2022, the UNC System Office announced that UNC Online will sunset following the conclusion of the Spring 2022 term. Going forward, only foreign language courses will be offered through the service. Students currently registered for Spring 2022 courses through UNC Online can still use the website to withdraw, as long as the course withdrawal period is open at both Charlotte and the host institution.