So now that you've been accepted to UNC Charlotte, why wait for the fall? Get a head start on your college career by participating in the University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP)!

UTOP is an excellent opportunity for incoming freshman students to begin their college experience early, gain seven credit hours towards their degree, start with a solid GPA foundation, get acclimated to campus early and build a support system of peers and staff across campus.


How UTOP Works


Enroll in classes for a total of 7 credit hours towards general education requirements for your degree. Get a jump-start on your major if you are coming in with all general education requirements met!

Meet 100+ other first-year students and make life-long friendships!

Build relationships with faculty and staff who will continue to support you throughout your time at UNC Charlotte!

Develop study skills and college survival tips.

Enhance your knowledge of campus by becoming familiar with and utilizing campus resources.

Have fun on weekend activities and off-campus trips!

After UTOP, receive academic advising and monitoring throughout the students' first year and participate in extended opportunities and services throughout your entire time at UNC Charlotte!

Frequently Asked Questions





UTOP 2024

Move in: TBD

June 29 - August 7*

Classes start July 1st

Application Opens: November 7, 2023

Application Deadline: June 10, 2024

The UTOP Application is located inside your "Future49er Portal" under register/UTOPApplication.

For more information about UTOP, please contact the

Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion


or (704) 687-0030.