Undergraduate Admissions at UNC Pembroke



The first step in your journey to BraveNation is to create your MyUNCP account. Once you create an account you can:

  • Register for campus tours and other events
  • Begin receiving information via email
  • Apply for admission
  • Track your application status

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Freshman Admission Requirements

Minimum Course Requirements

  • English: four course units emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature.
  • Mathematics: four course units in any of the following combinations: 

    1. Algebra I, algebra II, geometry, and one unit beyond algebra II; or 

    2. Algebra I, algebra II, and two units beyond algebra II; or 

    3. Common core math I, II, and III, and one unit beyond common core math III; or 

    4. Integrated math I, II, III, and one unit beyond integrated math III; or

    5. NC Math 1, 2, 3, and one unit beyond NC Math 3 identified as meeting the 4th level mathematics requirement for admission to UNC System institutions.

  • Science: three course units, including at least: 

    1. One life science unit (e.g., biology, ecology, zoology); and

     2. One non-life science unit (e.g., astronomy, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, physical science, physics); and 

    3. One laboratory science unit.

  • Social Studies: two course units, including one unit in U.S. history.
  • Two additional academic courses from English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, or computer science. (Note: these courses should be selected in alignment with a student’s academic and career objectives. Completion of two sequential world language courses is recommended.)

Minimum Academic Requirements

For students entering in the Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 semesters: 

1. High School GPA: A minimum weighted GPA of 2.5; or 

2. Standardized Test Scores: Students are not required to submit a standardized test score. If a student does not meet the minimum High School GPA requirement, they may gain admission eligibility with a composite ACT score of 19, or combined SAT (mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing) of 1010. 

For students entering in the Fall 2025 or Spring 2026 semesters: 

1. High School GPA: A minimum weighted GPA of 2.5. 

2. Standardized Test Scores: Students with a weighted high school GPA greater than or equal to 2.50 and less than 2.80 are required to submit a standardized test score (ACT or SAT).

How to Apply

A complete application for freshman admission includes:

  • Completed online application, MyUNCP or via CFNC.org or CommonApp.org
  • Nonrefundable $55 application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • Standardized test scores. UNCPs codes are: SAT: 5534 and ACT: 3138
    • Standardized test scores are optional, however may be submitted for consideration

Official documents can be uploaded to your MyUNCP account or sent via email: admissions@uncp.edu or mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1 University Drive
P.O.Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Please note: If you apply via CFNC.org, you still need to set up a MyUNCP account.

We offer rolling admission, so as soon as your application is complete we will review your credentials and get a decision to you.

We do encourage you to apply early for priority consideration for available scholarships and admission to Maynor Honors College

Residency Determination

The NC Residency Determination Service (RDS) determines residency for tuition purposes for all UNC System universities. If you are an undergraduate student applying for admission and claiming in-state residency for tuition purposes, you must visit NCresidency.org to verify your residency.

Please note that the process could take up to 25 days to complete, so starting early is in your best interest.

If you have already completed the residency verification process and obtained your Residency Certification Number (RCN), you can enter your RCN when filling out your application. If you do not already have your RCH, you may submit your application and then come back and enter your RCN once you have it. It is your responsibility to complete the Residency Determination Process in a timely manner.

For additional information visit our Residency FAQ page.