How to Apply

For an overview of the RIBN Program, please watch this presentation

Dates to Remember:

  • The RIBN application for the 2018 cohort will be available by October 31st, 2017.
  • The priority deadline to submit an application and have all materials turned in for the 2018 cohort is Janaury 22, 2018.
  • Students who apply after the January 22, 2018 deadline will be processed and accepted on a rolling basis until all spots within the program are full.

Requirements for entry into the RIBN program differ based on your current academic standing.

High school students or college students with less than 12 college credits must have the following:

  • A minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for all high school course work.
  • A minimum composite ACT score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 920 or higher combined math and reading.
  • Acceptance into UNC-Pembroke as a degree seeking student.
  • Acceptance into the community college as a degree seeking student.
  • If 11 or less college credits were taken while in high school (dual-enrollment), a C or higher must be achieved in each colleagiate-level course.
  • Placement into ENG 111 and MAT 171.

Students with 12 or more college credits must have the following:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale in all college courses is required (includes courses taken at all universities and/or community colleges).
  • A grade of C or higher in all required courses.
  • Acceptance into UNC-Pembroke as a degree seeking student.
  • Acceptance into the community college as a degree seeking student.
  • Placement into ENG 111 and MAT 171.
  • For students still enrolled in high school and with 12 or more college credits, the high school requirements will also apply.

Additional requirements may be necessary depending on the partner community college you apply to.  Each partnering RIBN community college will make the final decision as to which students will be accepted into RIBN for their school.  Meeting the minimum requirements listed above does not guarantee acceptance.  The application process is competitive.

How to Apply 

There are three separate applications that must be completed.  1) An application to UNCP as a degree-seeking student. 2) The RIBN application. 3) An application to the community college.  It is up to the student to ensure that the proper materials have been turned in for each application to the appropriate office.

  • To apply to the RIBN program, an application must first be submitted to UNCP.  To apply, click here:

  • You will need to ensure that the Office of Admissions has your application fee, official transcripts, test scores, and any other missing items for your application to the university to be completed.  Your RIBN Application will not be processed until you have received acceptance to the university.
  • You must fill out the separate RIBN application by clicking here.

  • After completing the online RIBN application, send an unofficial copy of your high school transcript, any college transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores to:

    • James Crouch (RIBN)
      The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
      Department of Nursing
      P. O. Box 1510
      Pembroke, NC  28372
    • You can also send this information electronically to  
  • You may submit unofficial copies of your test scores and transcripts for the RIBN application.  The community college and UNCP application will require official copies of these documents.
  • You will also need to apply to one of the partner community colleges:

Admission to the RIBN program is extremely competetive.  It is important to start the application process early in the admissions cycle to ensure adequate amout of time to receive, review and complete all of the paperwork.  Students who apply after the priority deadline in January of each year will be processed and accepted on a rolling basis only as long as spots remain available in the program.  Meeting the minimum requirements for RIBN does not guarantee acceptance. 

Checklist for Applying:

  • Apply to UNC-Pembroke.  
  • Ensure UNCP's Office of Admissions has copies of your official transcript, test scores, application fee, and any other required items.
  • Apply to RIBN.
  • Send copies of unofficial transcripts and test scores to James Crouch.
  • Apply to the community college.
  • Spring 2018: Meet with James Crouch to create a four-year plan.
  • June 2018:  Ensure final high school transcripts are sent to the community college and UNCP.