Freshman Admission Criteria

An applicant for admission is considered individually in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Evidence of academic achievement and promise with considerable facility in the use of the English language.
  • Complete record from an accredited secondary or preparatory school with graduation based on UNC minimum undergraduate course requirements.
    • Note: Students may be exempt from these tests if they are at least twenty-one years (21) old at the point of matriculation to the University.
  • Satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test or the American College Test.
    • Note: Students may be exempt from these tests if they are at least twenty-one years (21) old at the point of matriculation to the University.
  • Satisfactory grade point average.
    • Note: All students must satisfy the University of North Carolina (UNC) minimum admissions requirements to be eligible for admissions.

The aforementioned and subsequent admissions criteria are applied flexibly to assure that individuals with unusual qualifications are not rejected in the admissions process.

Out of State Capacity: The University of North Carolina System has a policy that each constituent institution limit the proportion of out-of state students in the entering freshmen class to no more than 18% and North Carolina A&T State University adheres to this policy. The College of Engineering is exempt from this policy. Therefore, academic achievement and SAT/ACT scores must be competitive.

Minimum Undergraduate Course Requirements

For admittance to all undergraduate programs, all freshman applicants under the age of twenty-one (21) must satisfy the following minimum high school course requirements for admission:

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of Natural Sciences: Biological science, Physical science, Science with a laboratory
  • 2 units of Social Sciences: United States History is required as one of the social sciences
  • 2 units of the same Foreign Language
  • 4 units of Math: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one of the following Advanced Mathematics courses:
    1. Advanced Functions& Modeling
    2. Discrete Mathematics
    3. Pre-Calculus
    4. Integrated Mathematics IV
    5. AP Statistics
    6. Essential for College Math
    7. AP Calculus A/B
    8. AP Calculus B/C

 The following courses can be taken at the community college to fulfill this requirement also, but only when taken in concert with the associated lab course. Both the classroom and lab courses must be presented together to be accepted.

    1. MAT 141 Mathematical Concepts 
    2. MAT 142 Mathematical Concepts II
    3. MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 
    4. MAT 152 Statistics Methods I 
    5. MAT 167 Discrete Mathematics 
    6. MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra
    7. MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry
    8. MAT 252 Statistics II 
    9. MAT 263 Brief Calculus 
    10. MAT 271 Calculus 
    11. MAT 272 Calculus II 
    12. MAT 273 Calculus III 
    13. MAT 280 Linear Algebra 
    14. MAT 285 Differential Equations  

Note: For freshman applicants that attend a non-public high school in North Carolina, the fourth math unit must be comparable to one of the courses listed above and must be approved by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Note: For out-of-state freshman applicants, the fourth math unit must be comparable to one of the courses listed above and must be approved by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.