Admission Process

Incoming First-Year Students

Once accepted to UNCP, incoming first-year students who meet or exceed the academic requirements below are automatically considered for membership in the Maynor Honors College. No application is necessary. Admission is very competitive. Selected students with be notified of their status.

Those invited to join the honors college will also be automatically eligible for merit scholarships. To be most competitive for these awards, students should apply to UNCP by February 1.

Minimum Honors Eligibility Requirements:

  • Combined SAT Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 1170 or an ACT score of 24.
  • A weighted high school GPA of 3.5.

Incoming first-year students who do not meet these criteria but would like to be considered for admission should complete the application below.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are welcome to apply by completing the application below. Transfer students should have a 3.5 GPA in 12 or more hours of college-level work. Honors transfer credit may apply for transfer students who are members of honors programs at other institutions. Please contact the Dean of the Honors College for more information.

Current Students

Current UNCP students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher in 12 or more hours of college-level work are encouraged to apply to the honors college using the application below. Freshmen who apply during their first semester of course work should adhere to the requirements for first-year students.

Application Procedure

The Honors College invites applications from new and continuing students throughout the academic year. Students should:

  1. Apply for admission to UNCP and have been notified of their acceptance by the Office of Admissions.
  2. Obtain and submit an Honors College application.

 

Honors Application Deadlines:

  • October 1
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 15

    *Additional applications may be fielded on a case-by-case basis. Honors applications for fall will not be accepted after June 1st unless otherwise stated.  

While academic standards are a key component to the admission process, the University Honors Council always heavily weighs writing samples and letters of recommendation. In that regard, honors admission decisions take into account a variety of variables in holistically assessing Honors College candidates.

Students will receive notification letters regarding application status shortly following each deadline. Additional information regarding honors housing and registration for honors classes will also be disseminated at that point.