Admission to the Watson College of Education

Completion of the following courses with a C- or better at UNCW

  • ENG 101
  • ENG 201
  • 3 hours MAT/STT 101 or higher
  • 4 hours science with a lab
  • EDN/L 200 or SEC Block 1
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7
  • Passing scores on Praxis Core or exemption from exam
  • Application submitted to Watson by appropriate deadline (see above)

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission – by August 1
  • Spring Admission – by December 1
  • Summer Admission – by May 1

How to Apply for Admission into the Watson College of Education

The undergraduate online admission application can be found in MySeaport:

  • Click on the Academics tab
  • Scroll to the bottom of page
  • Under the Watson College of Education, select Program Admission Application

One-Time Admission Contract

The admissions contract will be offered to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. An admissions contract has not been previously granted
  2. Only one admission requirement was not satisfied:
    • Required coursework not completed, but can be by end of term
    • GPA is below 2.7, but is obtainable by end of term
    • Praxis Core scores
      • were submitted but did not meet minimum requirement
      • scores are passing but were not submitted
      • Praxis exemption not submitted

Note: Students who have no Praxis Core scores at the time of application are not eligible for admissions contracts.


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