Admission Criteria - Freshman

Freshman Applicant

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

  1. Evidence of academic achievement and promise with considerable facility in the use of the English language.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 (21) years old at the point of matriculation to the University.
  4. 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 must satisfy the following minimum high school course requirements for admission:

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

The following courses can be completed during the student’s first semester to fulfill the fourth Math requirement but only when taken in concert with the associated lab course. Both the classroom and lab courses must be presented together to be accepted.

  • MAT 141 Mathematical Concepts
  • MAT 142 Mathematical Concepts II
  • MAT 143Quantitive Literacy
  • MAT 152 Statistics Methods I
  • MAT 167 Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT 171 Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • MAT 172 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry
  • MAT 252 Statistics II
  • MAT 263 Brief Calculus
  • MAT 271 Calculus I
  • MAT 272 Calculus II
  • MAT 273 Calculus III
  • MAT 280 Linear Algebra
  • 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.