FAQs

FAQs

Prospective Freshman

What are the GPA and SAT/ACT requirements for freshman admission?

The middle 50% of our entering freshmen have a weighted GPA of 3.8-4.5 (3.2-3.7 unweighted) at the end of their junior year. In addition, students present an SAT score (2-part, old) of 1050-1220 (1130-1280 for rSAT) and/or a composite ACT score of 22-27. View more details about freshmen admission requirements.

Is there an essay required as a part of the application?

No, we do not require that students submit essays or letters of recommendation as a part of their application for admission.

Do you accept AP test scores?

Yes. See AP exams we accept for credit.

I plan on graduating high school early and want to enroll in UNC Charlotte for the Spring term. Is that possible?

No. Freshmen are not eligible to apply for Spring admission.

When should I apply? What are the deadlines?

View the Application Notification Timeline on our website. Once students have submitted all the required documents to the admissions office (application, $60 application fee, SAT/ACT scores, and high school transcript) we begin reviewing the application. The chart will help you determine when you are guaranteed to have decision from the Admissions Office as it relates to the date in which we received all of your information and documents.

Have my transcripts, fee waiver, or SAT/ACT scores been received?

To monitor the status of your application and ensure your documents have been received, please log into your Future 49er Portal. Once there, click the "Check Application Status" link. Your Application Status is updated in real-time and provides the quickest means for you to check the status of your application.

How do I submit a fee waiver?

Prospective freshmen (current seniors in high school) who are applying with an official College Board, ACT or NACAC fee waiver must submit the online application in the Future 49er Portal. The CFNC application requires payment by credit or debit card, so students must use the UNC Charlotte Future 49er application to use a fee waiver.  Please note that your application will remain incomplete and unprocessed until we receive your fee waiver. Do not choose this option if you are not positive that you are being provided a fee waiver, because you can't go back and choose another payment option later. Fee waivers must be submitted to the undergraduate admissions office via mail or hand delivery. Faxed or emailed copies are not accepted as official.

I am taking the SAT in October but want to submit my application before November 1st. Should I send my previous scores or wait and send my scores after I get my October Scores back?

For your application to be considered "complete", we need the online application, application fee, test scores and a high school transcript. If you have not submitted test scores by November 1st then you will not meet the first notification date. We recommend that you submit the application with your available test scores, and we will review your October scores when they come in. If it is the case that the October test is your first attempt at the SAT/ACT that is ok, the sooner you can submit your test scores and complete your application the better.

Transfer Students and Second-Degree Students

How many transfer credit hours do I have to earn to be admitted as a transfer student?

Transfer admission requirements vary depending on your age. View transfer requirements.

I am going to enroll in a North Carolina Community College before I transfer to UNC Charlotte. What classes should I take?

We recommend taking classes that meet our General Education requirements since all students are required to complete these in order to graduate from UNC Charlotte.

How can I tell if my credits transfer to UNC Charlotte?

The Transfer Credit Advisor list shows classes that will transfer to UNC Charlotte from all institutions. For students transferring from NC Community Colleges, please review the Transfer Equivalencies list.

When should I apply? What are the deadlines?

Please review this schedule for suggested application dates. Please keep in mind that it takes approximately 6-8 weeks to receive a decision once we receive all information required for your application, so it is in your best interest to apply early.

My application has been submitted for a while, when am I going to receive a decision?

Once we receive all information required for your application (the application, all transcripts, and application fee have been received) the average review time is approximately 6-8 weeks. During peak periods, review times may increase. After you have applied, we encourage you to take advantage of the Application Status Check on our website through your Future 49er Web Portal to monitor the status of your application. This will give you the most up-to-date status of your application. When your status reflects that a decision has been made, you will receive an official decision letter in the mail within 7-10 days.

Do you accept CLEP credits?

Yes. See which CLEP exams for which we award credit, as well as the required scores.

Now that I have been admitted, how do I let UNC Charlotte know I am coming?

Transfer students are not required to confirm their intent to enroll at UNC Charlotte. Your next step in the enrollment process will be to register for SOAR (Student Orientation Advising and Registration).

All Applicants

When will the application become available?

The admission application will be available through our admissions website beginning September 1st.

Can I pay the application fee with a Fee Waiver?

Only prospective freshmen (current seniors in high school) are eligible for approved College Board or NACAC fee waivers to cover their application fee.

How do I change the major listed on my application?

Please send an email requesting the major change to admissions@uncc.edu. Also, please be sure to include your name and date of birth in any email sent to our office. We will gladly review your major change request and notify you of our decision.

I can see that my application has been updated. Does that mean a decision was made?

There are a lot of steps that must be completed prior to a decision being made on an application. Thus, you will see several time stamps indicating that your application has been "updated" along the way. Please use these updates as an indication that your application is being processed and not as an indication that a decision has been made. Once a decision has been made your application status will read that "a decision has been made on your application."

I have been accepted to UNC Charlotte previously, but did not enroll. Do I need to reapply?

Yes, you will need to reapply. Admissions decisions are only valid for the term in which the student originally applied, and we are unable to defer admissions to a later term.

Do I need an appointment to speak with an admissions counselor in person?

No appointment is necessary to meet with an admissions representative. You are welcome to visit the admissions office during our office hours. Students are seen on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

I have received educational credits from outside the United States. Do I have to submit those transcripts too?

Students who possess transcripts from any country other than the United States must have those transcripts evaluated before the Undergraduate Admissions Office can review the admissions application. This includes high school transcripts and college transcripts. Students with high school transcripts should request a document-by-document evaluation. Students with college transcripts should request a course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation process can be lengthy, so students should plan accordingly. Fees for evaluation services vary by organization. View this list of organizations that offer International Credit Evaluation services.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

What is UNC Charlotte's school code for the FAFSA?

The Financial Aid code for UNC Charlotte is: 002975.

What kinds of scholarships are offered at UNC Charlotte?

The University offers a variety of scholarships. To view or apply for available scholarships, visit the University Scholarship Office website.

Residency

I am listed as an out-of-state student, how do I get my status changed to "in-state"?

We first recommend that you visit the Residency Determination Office website to view factors to consider when applying for in-state residency.

What are the requirements for being a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes?

The best source of information on the regulations governing the N.C. Residency process can be found on the Residency Determination Office website.

Housing

What kind of on-campus housing options are available?

View our on-campus housing options.

Where can I find the application for living on campus?

The application for housing can be found on the Housing & Residence Life website. Please note that students are not eligible to apply for on-campus housing until they have been admitted to the University.

How much does it cost to live on campus?

The current academic year rates for on-campus residence halls along with other assignment information can be found on the Housing & Residence Life website.

 

SOAR (orientation)

Do I have to attend SOAR?

Yes. Freshmen and transfer students entering for the fall and spring semesters will not be allowed to register for classes until they have attended SOAR. SOAR is offered in June, July, and August for the fall semester and in November and January for the spring semester.

There is a SOAR hold on my account. How do I get that removed?

A SOAR hold will only be removed once you have attended a SOAR program, met with your academic advisor and are allowed to register for classes. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is not able to remove this hold from your account.

How do I register for SOAR?

This is the link to register online for SOAR

Miscellaneous

When is the best time to visit campus?

Any time! We offer a number of campus visit opportunities. Choose the one that best fits your schedule.

How do I contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office?

Phone: 704-687-5507
Email: admissions@uncc.edu

Where do I send my transcripts, test scores, or other application documents?

UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Admissions
Cato Hall
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223

How much are tuition & fees at UNC Charlotte?

Estimated costs of attendance will vary for in-state and out-of-state students. View tuition rates.

I already have health insurance. How can I waive the student insurance requirement?

For information on how to waive or enroll in Student Health Insurance, please visit our Student Health Center website.

Where do I have to send my immunization records?

Please mail your Immunization records to:
UNC CHARLOTTE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
IMMUNIZATIONS DEPARTMENT
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
For all other questions regarding the immunization requirements, please visit our Student Health Center website

I am having a problem logging-in with my NinerNET on My UNC Charlotte. What do I do?

You need to establish your NinerNet Account as soon as you get admitted. You will need your UNC Charlotte ID found in your acceptance letter to establish your account. If you are having problems logging into your NinerNet Account, please direct your questions to the Information Technology Services help desk at: 704-687-5500 or refer to the IT Help website.