Undergraduate Admissions at UNC Pembroke

Military and Veterans

UNC Pembroke honors its military and veteran students.

UNC Pembroke is proud to be a designated military-friendly university. Our admissions staff
stands ready to assist active duty service members, veterans and military family members.
The Office of Academic and Military Outreach serves as a liaison to provide support for
our military-affiliated students and help ease your transition from the military to college life. 

The first step in your journey to BraveNation is to create a Bridge2Brave account. Once you create an account you can:

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

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How to Apply - Active Duty Service Members and Veterans

If you are active duty, a veteran, a reservist or a member of the National Guard UNCP will waive your application fee as long as you provide a copy of your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) or DD-214. 

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. For active duty military, the high school transcript retirement 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 minimum 2.0 transfer GPA.

A complete application for freshman admission includes:

  • Completed online application, Bridge2Brave Portal
  • Official high school transcript
  • Standardized test scores. UNCPs codes are: SAT: 5534 and ACT: 3138
    • Standardized test scores may be required for students applying for the fall 2022 semester, but a determination has not been made. Please check back frequently for updates.

A complete application for transfer admission includes:

  • Completed online application, Bridge2Brave Portal
  • Request official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and/or universities.
  • Occasionally we will require your high school transcript in addition to your college transcript(s). Please check your student portal often to view any missing documents.

Official documents can be uploaded to your Bridge2Brave 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

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.


Veteran's Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014

Choice Act Application
In August 2014 Congress passed the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. Section 702 of the “Choice Act” requests that the University provide in-state residency for tuition purposes to veterans and their family members using the Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30), Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31) or Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) for terms that begin after July 1, 2015 with the following qualifying circumstances:

Necessary documents for review under Section 702 classification are:

A student seeking in-state tuition under Section 702 must be using GI Bill entitlement for the term in which their resident status will be evaluated.

A residence determination cannot be made until all supporting documents have been received.  Once a covered individual is determined to have met the qualifications for in-state residence, this person will retain his or her status as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled in the institution. 

  • A Veteran who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Most recent DD-214, Member 4 for the veteran who earned the GI Bill entitlement to be used.
  • Completed Section 702 Residency Application Form.
  • Proof of a North Carolina address, such as a housing contract, lease agreement, or mortgage.