Requirements

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International freshman students will need to submit the following to be reviewed for admission at UNC Charlotte:

1. Application and Application Fee of $60
2. Proof of English ability

We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. See chart below for methods through which students may demonstrate competency.  

Options for Meeting Requirements Scores Required for Full Undergraduate Admission
TOEFL IBT (code: 5105) 70 or higher (minimum of 14 in each sub score)
TOEFL Paper Based (code: 5105) 523 or higher (minimum of 46 in each sub score)
IELTS 6.0 or higher (minimum of 5.0 in each sub score)
SAT 500 on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing
ACT 19 on the Critical Reading section
English Language and Training Institute (ELTI) Completion of Level 6 
US high school diploma Transcripts showing successful completion of two years

IELTS:  Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your official test scores be sent to the address below:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28223  USA
international@uncc.edu

We do not accept unofficial Test Report Forms from students. An institutional code is NOT required. Test scores must be received by the application deadline.


3. Official School Records

In order for us to review your application, we require school records or transcripts for the last four years of pre-university curriculum. A complete transcript will have the courses you have taken and your grades/marks for each course from grades 9 through 11 or through 12 if you have completed high school. In addition, we also require you to send in your exam scores such as GCSE results, CXC results, CAPE exam results, A-level exam results, Senior Secondary exam results, Higher senior secondary results, abitur, etc. If secondary school is three years in your home country, we will need to see the records of the final year prior to the beginning of secondary school.

  • We recommend completion of 4 courses of English language and literature, 4 courses of Mathematics, 3 courses of Science, 2 courses of History/Social Science, and 2 courses of the same Foreign Language (which may be English). 
Applicant Type Documents to submit
Foreign secondary school (not yet graduated) Official transcripts in the native language with an official English translation if documents are not issued in English
Foreign secondary school graduate but has not enrolled in college/university since graduating

See documents required by country 

Official transcripts in the native language with an official English translation if documents are not issued in English

Official secondary school diploma in the native language with an official English translation if documents are not issued in English
US accredited high school overseas Official high school transcripts
US high school graduate Official high school transcripts. Students who did not complete all four years of high school in the U.S. must submit the official transcripts for the years completed outside of the U.S.. Transcripts must be submitted in the native language with an official English translation if documents are not issued in English
 
4. SAT or ACT score
  • International students graduating from U.S. high schools or U.S. accredited high schools must submit an official SAT or ACT exam score.
  • The SAT code is 5105 and the ACT code is 3163.