Assurance and Pathway Programs

UNCP/ECU Brody School of Medicine Early Assurance Scholars Program (see application below):

The Early Assurance Program is a partnership between ECU Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) and UNC Pembroke. Two of the 80 seats in the entering BSOM class are reserved four years in advance for outstanding students interested in attending UNCP for their undergraduate work. In recognition of the honor of being selected as an Early Assurance student at BSOM, UNCP will provide a four-year merit scholarship for the two students selected. This scholarship will assist the student in covering expenses, including tuition, books, room and board.

Note: Room and board consists of on-campus double occupancy housing ONLY.

UNC Pembroke accepted students who are North Carolina residents and reside in the designated counties (Robeson, Hoke, Scotland, Bladen, Columbus and Sampson) may apply for the BSOM/UNCP Early Assurance Program.

ECU School of Dental Medicine Early Assurance Program 

The Early Assurance Program is a partnership between ECU School of Dental Medicine and UNC Pembroke, which guarantees admission of UNCP students into the ECU School of Dental Medicine's Doctor of Dental Medicine program, upon meeting specific criteria and requirements. Beginning in Fall 2024, one of the 52 seats in the SoDM will be reserved three years in advance for outstanding students entering UNCP as first-year students. Qualified students will be invited for an interview by the School of Dental Medicine as part of the application process.

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Early Assurance Program

An Early Assurance Program has been established with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (ESOP). This program offers early assurance of admission into the UNC ESOP Doctor of Pharmacy Program after a minimum of two years of undergraduate study at UNCP. Candidates will be selected based on academic and non-academic strengths identified by UNCP's NC-Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP) in conjunction with the Department of Biology and Chemistry and through performance after the first year of study at UNCP. Up to five students will be admitted annually through the Early Assurance Program.

UNCP/NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Scholars Program
The University of North Carolina System Veterinary Education Access (UNC SVEA Program) (see application below):

UNCP and NCSU have developed an agreement establishing the first-ever UNC System Veterinary Education Access Scholars (UNC-SVEA) Program, set to begin in the fall of 2017. The program allows for two students, plus one alternate, from each first-year class entering the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine to be selected from the UNCP Department of Biology. All UNC-SVEA Scholar students will be required to complete all academic requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at UNCP, as well as meet all academic requirements for admission to NCSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

UNCP/Tuskegee University
College of Veterinary Medicine Pre-Veterinary Medicine Scholars Program

UNCP and Tuskegee University have established a Pre-Veterinary Medicine Scholars Program to be implemented fall 2017. This program will serve as a pipeline to prepare and inspire talented UNCP undergraduate students who wish to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Under this MOU, each year, two qualified UNCP students from the Department of Biology will be guaranteed acceptance into the Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine. 

UNCP/Methodist University Physician Assistant Program

Methodist University’s Physician Assistant Program has entered into an articulation agreement with UNCP designed to strengthen the program’s goal of encouraging diversity in the health professions programs. Through the agreement, Methodist will reserve a maximum of two seats in the program for qualified UNCP graduates who are identified as American Indians, beginning with the Class of 2023.