In accordance with Section III, Subsection B, students may appeal transfer credit by following the process outlined in Appendix D.
Guiding Principle: If a student from a North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) college believes the terms of the RN to BSN AA have not been honored by a University of North Carolina (UNC) institution to which the student has been admitted, the student may invoke the RN to BSN AA Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure.
Steps in Filing an Appeal
By the last day of classes of the first semester for which admission is offered, the student must submit an RN to BSN Transfer Credit Appeal Form along with any supporting documentation to the Director of Admissions or other campus designee at the UNC campus to which the student has been admitted. Students first enrolling at the senior institution in a summer session must submit their appeal by the end of the subsequent fall semester.
The student must specify on the appeal form the specific RN to BSN AA language that is in contention. Appeals that lack this information will not be considered.
The Director of Admission or other campus designee will review the appeal and respond in writing (email or letter) to the student within 15 business days.
If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Director of Admission or other campus designee, he/she may appeal on the same form to the Chief Academic Officer (Provost) of the specific University within 15 days of written notice of the director’s decision.
The Provost will review the appeal and respond in writing (email or letter) to the student within 15 business days of receiving the student’s appeal.
If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Provost, he/she may appeal to the RNBSNTC subcommittee, composed of the Co-chairs, a representative from the UNC General Administration, and a representative from the NCCCS. The student must submit the appeal to the subcommittee within 15 days of the receipt of the Provost’s decision. The appeal to the RNBSNTC subcommittee should be sent to:
UNC-GA RN to BSN Transfer Committee
RN to BSN AA Appeal
PO Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
If a consensus is reached by the subcommittee, the student will be notified within 15 business days; if a consensus resolution is not reached, the appeal will be forwarded by the subcommittee to the full RNBSNTC within 10 business days. The RNBSNTC will review the appeal and notify the student of the final decision within 10 business days of receiving the appeal.