Apply for Undergraduate Admission

First-Year Students

Apply to UNCW for the Fall & Spring 2022 terms using one of the following application platforms:

Learn more about First-Year applicant requirements, considerations, and deadlines.

Note: The method of submission has no impact on application review. 

Transfer Students

Apply to UNCW Main Campus or Distance Education programs for the Fall, Spring & Summer 2022 terms using one of the following application platforms:

Learn more about Transfer applicant requirements, considerations, and deadlines. Learn more about specific admissions processes for active-duty and veteran members of the armed services.

Note: The method of submission has no impact on application review. 

Online Accelerated Program Students

Apply to UNCW Online Accelerated Programs using the following application platform:

Learn more about the RN to BSN Online Accelerated Program and RRT to BSRT Degree Advancement Program.

Note: Early application is encouraged; the Office of Admissions will issue admission notifications on a space-available basis.

Additional Admissions Processes

Apply to UNCW as an Audit, Dual-EnrolledRe-Enrolling, Special Undergraduate, Senior Citizens Audit, Summer Visiting, and Visiting Permission student using the following application platforms:

General Applicant Information

Application Fee

The application fee for all applicant types (with the exception of Visiting Summer School applicants) is $80. This application fee is non-refundable.

Campus Safety Questions

There is a series of questions on all applications for admission related to safety. Every applicant must answer these questions truthfully. 

Crime and Safety Report - This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNCW; and public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also contains institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes and other matters. A copy of the report may also be requested by contacting the UNCW Police Department at 910-962-2222.

UNCW Applicant Honor Code

The Office of Admissions has the authority to rescind an offer of admission to an applicant who, after being admitted to the University, demonstrates a failure to maintain the level of academic, achievement, or standards that were displayed in the information the applicant submitted and agreed to follow when applying for admission to the University. The University may rescind your offer of admission for, but not limited to, the following reasons: 

Presented incorrect or misleading information during the application process, or failed to update that information, including regarding the Campus Safety Questions; 

Failure to complete your academic coursework at a level consistent with what you achieved to earn your admission; 

Failing to present all required items, such as proof of graduation, upon which your admission was predicated upon; 

Conducting yourself in a manner in contravenes the expectations contained in The Code of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and the UNC Policy Manual, UNCW’s Policies, and its Code of Student Life or that would diminish an environment of learning in which the rights, dignity, worth, and freedom of each member of the academic community are respected.