Forty-Niner Intensive Transition Program

College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences’ Cohort of the Forty-Niner Intensive Transition Program(FIT)

What is FIT?

The 49er Intensive Transition Program (FIT) is an immersive experience that introduces you to the campus community, familiarizes you with Charlotte’s support services, and encourages collaborative study with your peers. Through our specialized cohort model, we’ve crafted distinct pathways to ensure your smooth transition into UNC Charlotte. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all program—each cohort is tailor-made.

The CHESS-FIT Program is open to any first-year or transfer student who intends to major in a discipline within the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences or is undecided. Participation in CHESS-FIT allows students to move into their fall housing assignment one week early, be enrolled in a Hybrid 3-credit hour course, be assigned a peer mentor, meet campus partners to learn about campus resources, be introduced to academic support services and tools for success in college, receive introductory skills aimed to equip them for success in their major, and be exposed to student engagement opportunities on campus.

Fall 2024 Dates: Aug 9th – Sep 11th
Application Link

Applications can be submitted starting March 15, 2024 for the fall semester. When applying, please log in using your Future49er credentials (the same username/password used for your application to the university).

Have Questions?

Contact cohort coordinator, Dr. Maisha Cooper