Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Applying for Admission

The following is required to complete your application packet for admission:

1. Complete and submit your online application. 

    • Please note: Freshmen are not eligible to apply for the Spring or Summer I terms.

2. Pay the $60 application fee.

3. Submit an official high school transcript

    • High school transcripts must be mailed directly from the high school. Schools using PowerSchool, Naviance, or CFNC may submit electronic transcripts through those electronic delivery systems.
    • If you attended a high school outside the US, you must submit a course-by-course foreign credential evaluation of your academics. We recommend using IEEEducational Perspectives, or ECE for the evaluation. The evaluation must include an overall GPA.

4. Submit official SAT or ACT test scores.

    • Test scores must be sent directly to UNC Charlotte from the College Board (SAT) or ACT. (Please see details below regarding the Redesigned SAT)
    • Screen shots or score reports sent to the student are not considered official and will not be accepted.

Essays and letters of recommendation are not required. Please check your Future 49er Portal to ensure all documents have been received. The portal is updated in real time.

Deadlines and Notifications:

*A complete application (application, fee, transcript, and test scores) must be submitted by the deadlines below in order to receive a decision by the notification date.

**Undergraduate Admissions utilizes the document receipt date for all deadlines; therefore, please allow at least 3 weeks for mailed documents and at least 2 weeks for electronic test scores to be received by our office.

November 1 January 30
February 1 April 1

Deadlines are not binding.

  • Special Notice Regarding Hurricane Matthew: We recognize many students living in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew may experience delays in submitting documentation. In these cases, UNC Charlotte will offer a deadline extension for documents and materials required to complete your application package. You are encouraged to contact our office if you have been impacted by flooding and would like to request a deadline extension past November 1. You may reach us by email at or at 704-687-5507. 

Applications complete after February 1st will be reviewed after April 1 on a rolling basis (decisions will be made in the order that the completed applications are received). 

Additional Application Requirements for Majors:

Early College High School Graduates:

Applicants from North Carolina Cooperative Innovative High Schools (CIHS) receive special consideration in the admission review for UNC system universities based on North Carolina law. According to House Bill 97 Section 11.16.(a) “any student who graduated from a cooperative innovative high school program with an associate degree and who applies for admission to the constituent institution has the option of being considered for admission as a freshman or as a transfer student.” To see if your school is a CIHS, view the list here.

Being “considered” refers to the evaluation of your credentials and NOT your student type. Regardless of how you are evaluated, you are considered a new freshman upon enrollment. You will be a freshman with college credit. This allows you to remain in consideration for housing, learning communities, honors, scholarships, and other special programs reserved for new freshmen.  We encourage you to apply as a freshman and also submit your college transcript. We will consider both your high school academic coursework and test scores as well as your college courses and grades. We will determine which review process best advantages you. If after reviewing our freshman admission criteria, you feel strongly that your standardized test scores or high school GPA will hinder you in the freshman review, please don’t hesitate to contact an admissions counselor to discuss the transfer review option.

Please note: this legislation ONLY applies to seniors graduating from Cooperative Innovative High Schools (Early Colleges) who WILL earn an Associate’s degree in addition to their high school diploma. All other Early College students will be evaluated using standard freshman criteria.