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Military Admission - Support Services

Deployed or Called to Active Duty

If you are active-duty military and are deployed or are a member of the National Guard or Reserves and are called to active duty after being admitted but before classes begin we will defer the offer of admission to a future term. You will receive another acceptance package for the new start term. We request that a copy of the student's orders be provided for our records, but this is not required. Please contact for more information.

If you are active-duty military and are deployed or are a member of the National Guard or Reserves and are called to active duty after being admitted and after classes begin please refer to the process through the Office of the Registrar.


The PERCH is UNCW's Center for Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services. The PERCH is a service of the Office of the Dean of Students, and part of UNCW's Division of Student Affairs. Proudly serving UNCW's undergraduate and graduate populations, the office extends all of services to university faculty and staff as well.

In addition, The PERCH is a resource center for military-affiliated students.

Career Services

Find industry specific information on every UNCW major including possible occupations, job and internship search links and career planning links.

Career resources for Military Veterans can be accessed by clicking here.

Veteran Education and Transition Support (V.E.T.S.) -
Student Veterans Organization

The UNCW V.E.T.S. Organization supports all Veterans of the Armed Forces, Members of the Reserves, Active Duty and Military Spouses, honoring their diversity, while in the search of knowledge and pursuit of academic excellence. This organization provides a positive environment for academic assistance and social interaction

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

UNCW is a member of SOC, a consortium of over 1,800 institutions pledged to be reasonable in working with active-duty personnel and veterans trying to earn degrees while pursuing demanding, transient careers. The university supports the SOC principles and criteria as a framework for policies that are fair, equitable and effective in recognizing the special conditions faced by military students and their family members.

SOC is sponsored by fifteen higher education associations with the military services, the National Guard Bureau, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense serving as cooperative agencies. Participating institutions within the SOC program may agree to guarantee transferability of courses according to pre-approved tables developed within specific SOC Degree Program Networks. UNCW is a participating member in the following networks: SOCMAR (Marine Corps) four-year and the SOCNAV (Navy) four-year network for the Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and the Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. The significance of this participation is that designated courses are pre-approved and guaranteed to be accepted, in transfer, by other institutions participating in the network. As recommended by the SOC program, UNCW extends these guarantees to veterans, retired military and adult family members of military personnel attending classes at our extended campus sites.