Transfer Center

49erNext is a guaranteed admission program for select community college students who plan to transfer to UNC Charlotte to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

This unique program promotes student success by offering collaborative advising that helps students progress toward timely degree completion, coordinated financial aid processes, career advising, and opportunities to develop financial literacy skills. In addition to the student services students receive at Rowan-Cabarrus, students can also take advantage of the UNC Charlotte services and benefits.

Eligibility Information

Program 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 your community college academic advisor to determine the best associate degree fit for the most streamlined path to Charlotte.


Program Ineligibility:

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

Benefits of 49erNext

Career Services

Online instructional career modules on the following topics:

    • Finding a purposeful career path – explore careers and majors
    • Getting ready for your career – career guide, resume, LinkedIn, networking pitch
    • Career competencies – learn how to demonstrate what you have learned about your major above and beyond what was taught in the classroom
    • Career communities – based on major, learn from career coaches, networking events and panels to continue building your competency

University Recreation

Athletic Tickets

    • Tickets are automatically loaded on your ID card.
    • A 49er ID is the ticket to every regular season 49ers athletic event (excludes post-season games).
    • Your 49er ID card is preloaded with a ticket to every regular season 49ers athletic event.

CATS All-Access Pass

    • The CATS all-access transit pass includes unlimited, fare-free rides on the CATS LYNX light rail, streetcar, Special Transportation Service (STS), and local and express bus routes.

Library Access

Upcoming 49erNext Events

For more information about 49erNext, please email or call 704-216-3527 or 704-216-7241.