Freshmen Student Admissions

Are you a freshman applicant?

Freshmen applicants are students have not attempted or earned college credit after completion of high school or its equivalence.

Freshman Admissions Requirements

For applicants under the age of 21 at the time of enrollment, the following University of North Carolina system minimum course requirements (MCR) are required:

  • Four units of English
  • Four units of Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and an Advanced Math)
  • Three units of Science (Biological Science, Physical Science, and a Science with a Lab)
  • Two units of Social Studies, including one unit of US History
  • Two units of Foreign Language (same)

NCAT’s Average Admitted Freshman Profile (2016)

Average GPA: 3.48 (weighted)

Average SAT: 933 Math & Reading (1010-New SAT)

Average ACT: 19 (composite)

*The profile provided above is our average profile. Students may be admitted to the University with a higher or lower profile.

For applicants who are 21 years or older at the time of enrollment, you must provide proof of:
Successful completion of high school, GED certificate program, or adult diploma certificate program

Notice for applicants from outside the State of North Carolina 

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NCA&TSU) is currently working cooperatively with higher education authorities in all states to ensure compliance with state authorization requirements that govern the offering of online degree and certificate programs and courses in those states, including complaint processes. We strongly recommend that our prospective distance education students refer to the Approvals by State list to determine whether NCA&TSU is authorized to provide Postsecondary education in your state.

If you reside in an “unauthorized” state and plan to take distance education classes, please note that we are not authorized or exempted to offer distance education classes or programs to you as a resident of an “unauthorized” state. NCA&TSU will continue to monitor developments in the jurisdictions in which it enrolls students, and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, it will obtain approvals or provide notice here of the jurisdictions in which it is not authorized to offer courses or programs. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Distance Learning at (888) 498-6752 or

Got Questions?
We’re here to help. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with any questions or concerns about the application process.