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As a student in the RoyalUp program, you will be guaranteed admission to Queens University of Charlotte to complete a bachelor’s degree after successfully completing an associate’s degree from Central Piedmont with the required GPA.


By pursuing this program, you will be able to finish your degree on time and receive a handful of other benefits like individualized admissions and financial aid counseling, collaborative academic advising, and career exploration. As a RoyalUp student, you will also be considered for a minimum of $10,000 in aid from Queens.

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In addition to the services you will receive at Central Piedmont, you will be able to take advantage of other student services at Queens that will enhance the social value of this program.

“Queens has become my new home because it provided me the chance to be part of a small school in a large city, both of which have an abundance of opportunities. I am surrounded by people who care where I came from, where I am at, and where I am going. This is the difference that sets Queens apart.”

Lauren-Dionne Scott, CPCC ’19, Queens ’21

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the RoyalUp Program, you must:

  • be a first-time, full-time college student.
  • plan to pursue a Central Piedmont Associate in Arts or Associate in Science. Any associate of applied science program with a pre-existing bilateral agreement will also be applicable. 
  • plan to pursue a major offered at Queens (except nursing). Music and Music Therapy students will still be required to successfully complete an audition to gain admission to the major.
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) while enrolled at Central Piedmont.

Please talk to a transfer advisor at Central Piedmont if you wish to pursue an excluded major to learn about other transfer pathways to Queens.

How to Enroll

Applications are accepted for fall and spring terms.

  1. Enroll at Central Piedmont – Complete the steps to enroll as a degree-seeking student at Central Piedmont.  Indicate your interest in pursuing this program to your academic advisor. 
  2. Submit the RoyalUp Interest Form – Submit the RoyalUp interest form. Once processed by our admissions staff, you will receive information on your next steps by email.

RoyalUp Program Requirements

  • Participate in mandatory advising each semester while enrolled at Central Piedmont.
  • Remain in good standing (academic and otherwise) in order to transfer to Queens.
  • Submit your “intended major” to Central Piedmont academic advisor/RoyalUp admissions counselor once you complete 30 transfer credit hours.

Transferring to Queens

To learn about the transfer application process, please visit our Transferring to Queens admissions webpage.