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Military Undergraduate Admission:
Active-Duty & Veterans

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Any active duty or military veteran who has served at least two years is eligible to apply using the Military Admission process outlined below.

Admission Process & Requirements

  1. Apply as a transfer student via CFNC (online)This will require that you register for an account with CFNC.  In an effort to protect our environment, we no longer print any paper applications. 

    (The application fee will be waived for all active-duty military applicants. When completing the payment portion of the application please select "pay by check" and select "submit". Follow up with an e-mail to: with your name, date of birth and request for the active duty fee waiver.)

  2. Application Deadlines:
    • Summer / Fall - March 1
      The Summer/Fall application deadline has been extended, and will remain open on a space available basis.

    • Spring - October 15
  1. Request official high school and college transcripts (if applicable) to:
    UNCW Office of Admissions
    601 South College Road
    Wilmington, NC 28403-5904
    It is the applicant's responsibility to request that the registrar or administrative office for each institution they have attended sends an official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions.

    SAT and/or ACT scores are not required.

    If you are under the age of 21 and you have not yet completed 24 transferable hours, you must have completed the state of North Carolina Board of Governors high school minimum course requirements (MCR) to be considered for admission. Click for more information regarding MCR. If you do not meet these requirements please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions to discuss alternate options for admission.

  2. Request Military Transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts can be requested online for all branches of the service:

    • Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marine military transcripts can be requested through Joint Services Transcripts (JST).

    • To request expedited Air Force transcripts please email for additional information. You may also contact the Community College of the Air Force Registrar's Office at 334-649-5080.

  3. Questions regarding the admission process may be directed to or you may call 910.962.3243 and ask to speak with a Transfer Admission Coordinator.

Military Degree Completion Program Candidates

There are several degree completion programs offered through the various branches of the armed services. They include, but are not limited to:

If you are applying to participate in any of these programs and have specific deadlines for submission of a letter of acceptance, transfer credit evaluation, and/or program of study from UNCW:

1. Email Military Admissions approximately six to eight weeks prior to the military program deadline to discuss program details and UNCW procedures.

2. Submit your application and all required supporting documents (essay, high school transcript, military transcript, college transcripts, etc.) to UNCW at least four to six weeks prior to the military program deadline.