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Study Abroad Application Procedures

UNC Pembroke Study Abroad Application and Policies and Guidelines

Please review UNC Pembroke Study Abroad Policies and Guidelines (PDF opens in new window)

How to Apply to UNC Pembroke Study Abroad?

Summer, Spring Break or Short-Term Study Abroad Programs (1 week to 6 weeks in length)

1) Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator to determine if you are eligible for study abroad. The minimum (overall) GPA that is required is 2.50.

2) Once approved, based on (overall) GPA, student will need to submit a UNC Pembroke Study Abroad Application. Applications may be obtained in the Study Abroad Office or you may contact and one will be emailed to you.

3) At the time you submit your application for consideration, a $50 UNC Pembroke Study Abroad fee is required.

The $50 application fee is non-refundable. Students may pay their application fee by (check-made payable to UNCP, or by MasterCard/Visa).

4) Once accepted, a student will be provided an acceptance letter that they must take to Financial Aid. 

Semester or Year-Long Study Abroad Programs
(Fall, spring, or full-year)

Students should contact the Study Abroad Coordinator at least 6 months prior to desired semester start date. This allows the following steps to be implemented and completed in a timely manner.

1) Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator to determine if and when you are eligible for study abroad. The minimum (overall) GPA that is required is 2.50. Some programs may have a higher GPA requirement based on location, demand, and availability.

■ Freshmen need to complete at least 30 hours before being considered for study abroad, unless otherwise stated.

■ Transfer students must have completed 1 full semester of study at UNCP (with a recordable UNCP GPA) before applying.

2) Students must meet with their faculty advisor to have a degree audit evaluation completed, to determine if the course options available to them abroad enable them to meet the Financial Aid requirement of taking only courses needed for graduation while abroad.

■ If a student does not have enough course options (credits) available to study abroad, they will be told at this time. This may occur when a student is in the final 30 hours of their graduation credit requirement.

3) Once the student has worked with Faculty Advisor and relevant Department Chairs and other signatories to the Course Authorization form to clarify which courses s/he will take abroad, the student is responsible for:

■ Submitting their course authorization sheet before studying abroad.

■ Selecting courses at the host university and completing the first part of a  two-part form which involves getting the host institution to confirm the courses the student has actually been able to register for. 

■ Providing course descriptions from host university when requested.

■ completing the second part of a two-part form in which professors of classes taken at the host institution sign off on successful completion of the courses taken

■ Students must have the equivalency of a 'C' or higher in order to transfer the course back to UNC Pembroke.

4) Students may begin their application to the desired study abroad program. Please remember additional application fees may apply.

■ Students are not guaranteed acceptance. It is up to the Host University to accept a student based on the student's individual application.

5) If a student is approved, they must apply for the appropriate country Visa.

6) At the end of each semester, the Student is responsible for having their host university transcript sent to the Study Abroad Office for evaluation based on prior Course Approval (see step 3 above).

■ If the above pre-approved courses changed while studying abroad, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the Study Abroad Office for further course options and approval.

7) If the student neglects to notify the Study Abroad Office of course changes or does not receive a grade equivalence of 'C' or higher, this may affect future financial aid availability.

8) Based on the students academic performance during their study abroad at their host university, the Study Abroad Coordinator in consultation with the Director of International Programs, may deny future study abroad consideration (either short-term, semester, or full-year).

The role of the Study Abroad Coordinator is to assist the student in coordinating their application efforts.

Ultimately, students are responsible their application completion, course selection/descriptions/approval, academic performance while abroad, transcript, passport, visa, airfare, and financial aid.