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Military & Veterans

UNC Pembroke is very proud to be a designated military-friendly university.  Our Admissions staff stands ready to assist active duty service members, veterans, and military family members.  We also have a dedicated Military and Veterans Services Office, a VA Certifying Official and other support agencies to ease your transition from the military to college life.

As a member of our nation’s military, you know what it takes to succeed. We welcome your leadership, diversity and experience and assure you that whatever you’re looking for in a college degree – affordability, flexibility, distance-learning programs, or more – UNCP has it.

Start exploring what a life at UNCP could be like for you. Research our site, check us out at the next open house, or call our Military and Veterans Services Office where you can talk with our student veterans. Once you realize what’s in store for you here, we bet you will want to join our team.

Active Duty Service Members and Veterans

If you are active duty, a veteran, a reservist or a member of the National Guard, just show us or provide us a copy of your military ID or DD-214 and application fees are waived.

If you have completed three or more years of active duty service you will be considered a transfer student for admission purposes. You must request and provide to us a Joint Services Transcript. Also, for active duty military, the high school transcript requirement is waived if:

  • the student holds an AA or AS degree or
  • the student is at least 24 years of age and has completed at least 30 semester hours of college level transferable work from a regionally accredited institution with a 2.0 or higher transfer GPA.

 To apply click the links below:

Our Admissions team is here to connect you with the information you need. If you can’t find what you’re looking for after exploring our website, give us a call.  We stand ready to assist you with your specific interests.

Off-campus Program Locations

Sandhills Community College
Richmond Community College
Cape Fear Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fort Bragg Military Base

Visit the Office of Military and Veteran Services Website

How to Apply

Congratulations on taking the first steps towards furthering your education at UNC Pembroke!

You can get started by completing one of the following:

  1. Submit an application online:
  1. Print a paper application:

As an applicant, you will also need to send some additional items:


  • 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).


  • Send in your $45 application fee.
  • Ask your high school to send official transcripts to us.
  • Request official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and/or universities. Note: Your application will not be reviewed until all college and/or university transcripts have been received.


  • If you have previously attended UNC Pembroke as a degree seeking student, please fill out the Readmission Application. 

Deadlines for Admission:

UNCP has a rolling admissions policy, which means we will review applications and make decisions on a daily basis. However, it is important to note that we do have a July 31st deadline for freshmen fall admission. We suggest that you apply well in advance of these priority deadlines: July 15- Fall Semester; December 1 - Spring Semester; May 15- Summer I Session; June 15 - Summer II Session.

Questions about the undergraduate application?

If you have questions about the undergraduate application, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 910.521.6262, 800.949.UNCP (8627) or admissions@uncp.edu.

Questions about the graduate application?

If you have questions about the graduate application, contact the School of Graduate Studies at 910.521.6271, 800.949.UNCP (8627) or grad@uncp.edu.

Session 5

2015 transfer orientation TENTATIVE schedule (sessions 1-5)

Welcome to Transfer Orientation, Sessions 1 - 5 are scheduled for:

  • Session 1: Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Session 2: Monday, June 8, 2015
  • Session 3: Friday, July 10, 2015
  • Session 4: Monday, July 20, 2015
  • Session 5: Saturday, August 15, 2015 (NOTE: Check-in for Session 5 will be held in the Givens Performing Arts Center)

Please be advised that the schedule of events may be subject to change. Updated schedules will be offered on the day of the orientation session.

8:00 am
Check-in (required) Chavis University Center (UC) Annex


Information Session:

  • Student Resources Fair
  • Money Matters
  • Student Conduct/Campus Safety
  • Academic Policies
  • Transfer Resources
12:00 noon -
1:00 pm
Lunch (Lunch is free for students. Lunch for Adult Family Member is $6.75.) Chavis University Center
  Departmental Advising (required) TBA
  Registration (required) TBA
  Photo for Student ID TBA
  Campus Tours  
  Housing and Residence Life  
  Commuter Session  
  Computer Tutorial  

Orientation Schedule

Spring Family Orientation Schedule

Orientation is Thursday, December 17, 2015 or Saturday, January 9, 2016 (tentative)


8:00 am -
8:15 am

Check-in See Below

Thursday: December 17, 2015 - Check in at University Center Annex

Saturday: January 9, 2016 - Check in at Givens Performing Arts Center


8:30 am - 8:45 am

Welcome with Greetings

 8:45 am -
10:00 am

General Information

Career Center; Center for Leadership and Service; Accessibility Resource Center; Division of Information Technology (DoIT); Financial Aid; Student Accounts; Student Involvement and Leadership

 10:00 am -
1:00 pm

Initiate Move in for Residential Students for January




 11:30 am -
1:00 pm

Lunch/Assist Residential Students with Move In

Lunch for family member is $6.75. Meal may be purchased in the dining hall with cash only.

Chavis University Center

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pay for Classes  


Administrative Offices Open from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ashlee Doughty


Student Degree

Bachelor of Science

Student Major

Business Entrepreneurship

Student Hometown

Albany, New York

I am a senior pursuing a degree in Business Entrepreneurship as well as an Academic All-American Cross Country and Track athlete, a Student Ambassador, a member of the School of Business Student Advisory board, and a member of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College. I am most passionate about photography and aspire to establish my own fashion and portrait photography business someday. My interests include leadership, advocacy, and community involvement, people and the humanities, environmentalism, nutrition, health, and fitness, music, and travel.  

Why did you choose to attend UNCP?
I was looking for a college that would give me the opportunity to continue running competitively, to be a successful student, to have an enriching college experience and see personal growth, and most importantly, was affordable. I chose to go to UNCP because UNCP has everything I was looking for and more. Directly speaking, UNCP offered me the most “bang for my buck.” I was equally as impressed with UNCP’s willingness to put together a package for me that would meet my needs and support me as a student. Of all the schools I was considering, I was and still am confident that UNCP would be the best fit for me. 

What do you like best about UNCP?
Describing UNCP without the word “personal” does not give UNCP justice. The college experience here is very personal where professors, coaches, administrators, faculty, and everyone involved with UNCP are concerned with seeing our student body succeed. I have found that our statement “you are not just a number here, you are a name” holds true. Many of the professors and staff members at UNCP have become personal mentors of mine and I have networked with and been supported by at least one person in each of my areas of interest. Hand-in-hand with UNCP’s personal feel is our small class sizes. With a 15:1 professor to student ratio, professors are more hands-on with and give more attention to their students. In this setting I feel more comfortable engaging in class and asking questions. I also value the diversity of our student body, with students from all over the world, and our Native American roots (Lumbee, specifically). That being said, it’s no surprise that UNCP has so much opportunity for advancement and growth—so much more so than you might find at a bigger university. With all that UNCP has to offer, I consider it a diamond in the rough. 

Brandi Guffey


Student Degree

Bachelor of Science

Student Major

Biology- Zoology Concentration

Student Hometown

Canton, North Carolina


I am a sophomore studying Biology with a concentration in Zoology.  I plan on pursuing a degree in graduate school, in hopes of becoming a Veterinarian to work with exotic animals.  I am privileged to be a member of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College, as well as a Class Representative for the Student Honors Council.  I am a member of Lambda Sigma National Sophomore Honor Society.  Also, I am a member of the Editorial Board for “The River”: a Literacy Commons Publication.  I love being involved on campus and participating in all the great organizations the school has to offer.  I am in the first group of science majors to be a part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM COMPASS Scholarship program, which provides great opportunities for students.  

Why did you choose to attend UNCP?

When I was looking at colleges, I always had this idea that I would go to a big University.  Where I’m from in Western North Carolina, very few people have actually heard of UNCP.  When I found out that UNCP had a program with a Zoology concentration, I decided to look into it.  Needless to say upon visiting campus, I was not disappointed.  Something about the campus and the people just felt like home to me.  After being accepted into the Esther G. Maynor Honors College, I made the decision to attend.  I have not been disappointed and I find more things that I love about Pembroke every day.  Sometimes it’s difficult being over four hours away from home, but Pembroke has become my second home and I could not be happier with my decision. 

What do you like best about UNCP?

There are so many things that I love about UNCP!  The size of the campus and the small class sizes are definitely a benefit of UNCP.  Unlike some classes at large universities, I’m actually engaged in my classes and my professors know me by name.  My professors are always extremely helpful and willing to do everything they can to ensure that their students succeed.  At UNCP, you are not just a number; you are a student who is well respected within the academe.  Without this, I know I would not have been so successful in my academics thus far.  The Living-Learning Communities are also a huge benefit.  With this, students live with other students who have similar majors or interests in order to help them better succeed as a group.  This is great way to develop friendships and work together to succeed!  I love every organization that I have become a part of!  There are so many ways for students to succeed here and truly become “Brave”!  UNC Pembroke truly is the total college package!

Morgan Lawson


Student Degree

Bachelor of Science

Student Major


Student Hometown

Reidsville, NC


I am a junior pursuing a degree in Accounting. I am also planning on taking entrepreneurship classes to receive my entrepreneurship certification. I am a Supplemental Instructor (SI) Leader on campus, which I will continue until I graduate in 2016.  Along with being an SI, I also work at Outback Steakhouse in Lumberton. I am a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and was invited to join the Esther G. Maynor Honors College. Also, I have been on the Chancellor’s list for two consecutive semesters. In my free time I love doing photography and group projects to become more involved.

Why did you choose to attend UNCP?

I chose to attend UNCP for many reasons. UNCP gave me a way to receive a great education, the chance to interact with amazing professors, become more involved within the community, and also just to help me learn and grow as an individual. UNCP was not originally my first choice, but when it came down to it I would receive a great education here for half the price of the other schools I was considering. The low cost at UNCP is definitely an attractive feature when looking into the college. In the end, UNCP was definitely the right choice for me!

What do you like best about UNCP?

My favorite aspect of UNCP is the cozy feel of campus. I toured a larger school and knew instantly it was not for me because it was so big. The small class sizes give you a chance to really interact with your professors. All of my professors know my name and they expect a lot out of me. I love this aspect because it provides a great challenge for me academically.  I have had a great connection with almost all of my professors and I know I can rely on them for advice when it comes to classes as well as life advice and general guidance. I can use my professors to network and help me obtain a job in the field of my dreams. Also, I love that all of the staff is dedicated to helping see students achieve their goals.  UNCP is a growing school and each year it has more to offer. There’s a lot of potential within the UNCP community that will soon be uncovered.

Ashley Russell Berdeau


Alumni Class Year


Alumni Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Alumni Major

Arts Education (K-12)

Alumni Current Occupation

High School Art and Journalism Teacher

Alumni Hometown

Saint Pauls, North Carolina

Living in a military family I was born in Fort Bragg, NC and moved a lot in my younger years.  I consider Saint Pauls, NC my hometown since I spent most of my high school years there.  I graduated from Saint Pauls High School in 2003 and set my focus on going to college at UNCP.  UNCP has an excellent school of education, is affordable, and close to home.  During my time at UNCP I got involved with the subject I loved the most, Art.  Besides diving into my art classes and being in the art club, I also was part of the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma and down a part time job. I participated in countless art gallery showings and even sold some of my artwork because of the exposure UNCP gave me. UNCP gave me an edge before I started my career with an internship teaching art at the local elementary and high school.  This valuable experience led to a job with the Public Schools of Robeson County at Fairmont High School after graduation.  I am currently the Art Department Chair, Art Club Advisor, National Art Honor Society Advisor, Yearbook and Newspaper Advisor, and also serve on numerous other committees.  Since starting started at Fairmont High my students have won numerous awards at the local, state, and national level.  Their work has been displayed in places such as Raleigh, NC, Little Rock, AR, Dallas, TX, Washington D.C. and New York, NY.  Not only has their work been displayed all over the US, it has also afforded me the opportunity to take the students on field trips from Texas to New York.  The awards and trips are nice but the thing that I am most proud of is that my previous students are now in college and producing artwork of their own, with some even studying at UNCP now.     


What was the most important thing you learned while attending UNCP


The most important thing that I learned during my college career was time management, perseverance, and the value of having a small class setting.  I also learned that if you want something you have to work very hard at it.  Not only was I working hard at school but I also had a part time job and other extracurricular activities.  All of this showed me that I had to develop a good sense of time management and learn to prioritize.  Artwork is not something you can procrastinate, so I had to make sure I was keeping up with all of my responsibilities.  Being in small classes helped me get the personal attention I needed from my instructors and really helped me develop as a student and artist.  In my studio classes, the class sizes were much smaller than a normal college class, and the professors could give me extra attention which helped me with my art portfolio and also created a bond among my classmates, who are now some of my professional colleagues.      


What advice would you give to current or prospective students?


The best advice I can give is to be open minded and be willing to explore all of your interests.  When I first started at UNCP, I had it in my head that I was going to study elementary education.  When I started seeing the difference between elementary and high school I started to realize I was made for the high school setting, I wanted to help students realize more advanced art goals and to really create a future in art. While observing high school classes I realized what I wanted to do in my career.  I switched from elementary education to art education where I could teach at the high school level and didn’t look back.   If I didn’t have an open mind, I might not have found the right fit and I might not have been as successful in the classroom as I am today.


Additional Comments

Ashley was recently selected as Fairmont High School’s Teacher of the Year for the 2013-14 school year. In 2013 Won Wildlife forever educator of the year. http://www.wildlifeforever.org/news-events/2013-educator-of-the-year


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