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First Year

UNCW uses a holistic approach to review transfer students' applications and will consider several aspects of your application in making our admission decision.

To be considered for admission to UNCW, first-year applicants must meet minimum course requirements (MCR) established by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System. Any student not meeting MCR will not be considered for admission.

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Admitted to UNCW as a new student? Congratulations!

Wondering what comes next? See steps you'll need to take and links to helpful resources.

What's Next?

UNCW offers three concrete deadlines for applications. Applications are not reviewed or evaluated until they become complete (the application and all credentials have been received).

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