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Frequently Asked Questions

To view frequently asked questions for incoming freshment or transfer students, please scroll down the page. Click the titles to view the answers to each question.


Do I qualify?

Chances are if you completed a college prep track in high school, you’re in good shape to apply for UNCP. To qualify for admission to UNCP you must have four years of English; algebra I, II, geometry (or their equivalents), and-- if you're graduating from high school in December 2005 or later-- one year of advanced mathematics beyond algebra II; three years of science including a year each of physical, biological and laboratory science; two years of social studies including one of U.S. history, plus two years of a foreign language.

You must also take the SAT or ACT.  If you graduated in December 2005 or later, you must include the writing component which is standard on the new SAT. If taking the ACT, you must request this component.

At UNCP, we evaluate every application individually to determine your readiness for UNCP academics. So admissions decisions are made on the basis of: completing your minimum high school course requirements; overall weighted grade point average and class rank; plus SAT and/or ACT scores.

How do I apply?

Simple. Just do the following:

  • Complete a UNCP application.
  • Send in your $45 application fee.
  • Ask your high school to send transcripts to us.
  • Submit your SAT or ACT scores (UNCP’s codes are 5534 for the SAT and 3138 for the ACT).


When should I apply? And when will you make a decision?

The answer to both questions: As soon as possible. ASAP!

Here’s why applying early is a great idea. Your acceptance to UNCP makes you eligible for:

  • Scholarships
  • Financial aid decisions
  • Honors College admission
  • Housing
  • Early registration

At UNC Pembroke we have a June 30 deadline for fall admission and we make application decisions daily on a rolling basis. That said, you will have a better shot at scholarships, financial aid and premium housing the sooner you’re accepted. (If you’re applying for Fall semester, a good rule of thumb is to have your application completed by mid January.)

Once your application is complete, we’ll let you know your admission status within about two weeks.

Transfer FAQ

What is UNCP’s definition of a transfer student?

A transfer student is anyone applying for admission to UNCP who has attended a college or university after high school graduation. Most students who completed courses while still in high school (dual enrollment) are considered freshmen.

What are the admission requirements for transfer students?

Will I have to send ACT/SAT test scores to apply?

It depends on your particular situation. If you are transferring fewer than 24 transferable credits and are under the age of 21, you must also meet freshman admission requirements, which may require ACT/SAT scores. You can contact the Admissions Office if you have questions about sending your ACT/SAT scores.

Will I have to send high school transcripts to apply?

Yes, we will need your high school transcript or GED/Adult High School Diploma showing your graduation date as part of the application process

High school transcripts should be sent directly from your high school to:

UNC Pembroke Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 1510, One University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372

Can I transfer college credits?

Please see how credit transfers to UNCP for details.

How do I choose a major?

There are a variety of resources available to help you select a major. You can start by visiting Undergraduate Programs to explore the types of degree programs offered at UNC Pembroke.

I attended UNCP previously as a transfer student. Am I a transfer student or a readmission student?

If you have previously attended UNCP as a degree-seeking student, you will be considered a readmission student. Please see readmission information

I’d like to talk to someone at UNCP about transferring. Is there a person I can talk to?

Yes. UNCP has a staff of transfer specialists who are specifically trained to discuss transferring to UNCP. You can contact us by phone at 910.521.6262 or by email at 

Do I have to have an associate degree to transfer?

No, you can transfer at anytime as long as you meet transfer admission requirements.

Do I have to send all my transcripts?

Yes. In order for UNCP to determine whether you meet admission requirements, we must evaluate your entire academic history including course work completed at each institution attended. Upon completion of your application to UNCP, your information will be submitted to a national database showing all colleges and universities previously attended. We will not be able to process your application until transcripts are received from all institutions.

Can I live on campus as a transfer student?

Yes, UNCP has several on campus housing options including residence halls and apartments. We strongly encourage all students to live on campus. For more information, refer to the University Housing website.