Preparing for Admission

Summer Before Junior Year 


Fall of Junior Year

  • Discuss the college search process with your family and high school counselor.
  • Explore college majors and career paths. You might be surprised by the variety of majors that can prepare you for an ideal job.
  • Register to take the SAT or ACT. Request that your scores be sent to UNC Charlotte. SAT code: 5105, ACT code: 3163. (Ask your counselor if you are eligible for a test registration fee wavier.)
  • Attend college fairs (or virtual admission events) in your area. Ask questions! Have some prepared before attending the program. 

Spring of Junior Year

  • Take the SAT and ACT. Whether you are taking one test for the first time or retaking a test, a second test attempt often leads to a higher score.
  • Visit UNC Charlotte! Look for open house and campus visit events.
  • Plan your senior year carefully, reviewing college admissions requirements and your proposed course schedule. Consider AP or honors courses but do not overload.

Summer Before Senior Year

  • Come for a summer visit! If you haven’t had the chance to visit us in person, sign up for an information session and campus tour.
  • Take the SAT or ACT. Request that your scores be sent to UNC Charlotte.
  • Note: Test scores are optional for students applying for 2021.

Fall of Senior Year

  • Apply for admission through the Future 49er Portal, the Common App, or CFNC. Our application opens August 1! 
  • Submit your admission application and fee/fee waiver by our Early Action Deadline, Nov 1. 
  • Official high school transcript, and other supporting documentation must be received by Nov 15 to meet the Early Action Deadline. 
  • Request to have your official high school transcript sent to us.
  • Review application deadlines and requirements for the honors program.
  • Check with your school counselor to see when our admissions counselors might be visiting your school or area. Sign up to attend!
  • Register for an Explore UNC Charlotte (Open House) event. 
  • Like our Facebook page for Future 49ers and follow us on Twitter or Instagram and meet other students who are interested in attending UNC Charlotte.

Spring of Senior Year

  • Apply for scholarships. You should not wait for an admission decision to apply. Most deadlines are in February. 
  • Monitor your application status in the Future 49er Portal. If you are admitted, review your next steps for enrollment and admitted student events.