Apr 20, 2024  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2023-2024 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2023-2024 Catalog

Undergraduate Admissions



Pembroke is committed to the recruitment of a diverse, achievement-oriented, and socially responsible student body that will enrich the intellectual, cultural, and social community of the University and the community at large. UNC Pembroke welcomes applications from persons who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent and whose academic preparation and aptitude predict success in higher education. No single consideration dictates admission decisions; instead, numerous factors and their relationships to one another enter in such decisions. All applicants demonstrating that they can profit from and succeed in undergraduate studies qualify for admission to the University.

 

Any student who supplies false or misleading information or conceals pertinent facts in order to secure admission to UNC Pembroke may be denied admission or, if admitted, may be immediately dismissed from the University. Such a student may be ineligible to receive any credit from the University.

 

Qualified applicants are admitted in the following categories:

 

  1. New Freshmen
  2. Transfer Students
  3. Re-Enrolling Students
  4. Special Readmission Students
  5. International Students
  6. Special Students
    1. Enrichment (Non-degree)
    2. Teacher Licensure/Renewal
    3. Second Degree
    4. Transient
    5. Joint Enrolled

Students may enter at the beginning of any semester or summer term. The application priority deadlines for undergraduate admissions are as follows: the fall semester is May 1; the spring semester is December 1; summer terms I and II are May 1. Applications are processed on a rolling basis; however, students who apply early will receive priority in scholarships, financial aid, and housing.

 

Requests for general information, brochures, and application forms should be addressed to the Office of Admissions. Completed application forms and all supporting documents such as test scores, official high school transcripts and/or college and university transcripts, and a non-refundable $55.00 application fee, should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions, PO Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application online by going to the apply now link at http://www.uncp.edu. The office may be reached by phone at 910-521-6262. Students may contact the Office of Admissions through email at admissions@uncp.edu or visit the UNCP home page at www.uncp.edu. The fax number for the Office of Admissions is (910) 521- 6497.

 

North Carolina immunization law requires all students enrolling in more than four hours to submit a copy of their immunization records to their respective institutions. All documents must be completed online via the Student Health Patient Portal

at: uncp.medicatconnect.com

New Freshmen

Applicants for the freshman class must be graduates of an approved or accredited high school or home school. Non-graduates must possess a high school equivalency certificate and present evidence of maturity and the potential to achieve success in a university environment.

 

  1. Submit completed application by one of the priority deadlines:

 

Fall

Winter  

Spring  

Summer  

First-Year Freshmen

May 1

Dec 15

May 1

May 1

Transfer Students

May 1

Dec 15

May 1

May 1

Visiting/Transient

May 1

Dec 15

May 1

May 1

Non-Degree/Enrichment

May 1

Dec 15

May 1

May 1

Non-Traditional/Second Degree

May 1

Dec 15

May 1

May 1

Licensure/Certification/Renewal

May 1

Dec 15

May 1

May 1

 

  1. Submit a non-refundable $55 application fee with the application - this can be paid online at time of application.
  2. Submit high school transcripts. These can be sent electronically to admissions@uncp.edu or sent via mail to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 1 University Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372.
  3. We recommend that you complete a writing sample (graded paper, short answer, and submit with application for admission.)
  4. We recommend that you submit recommendation(s) from a school counselor or core academic teacher. These should be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UNCP.
  5. The submission of test scores (SAT and/or ACT) is optional. (SAT code for SAT is #5534 and the ACT code is #3138). The phone number for the College Board is 866-756-7346. The phone number for ACT is 319-337-1270.
  6. PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
    1. If enrolled in dual enrollment course work, an official community college transcript of that college work must be submitted in order for a credit evaluation to occur.
    2. Students enrolled in an Early College Program must also submit community college transcripts.
    3. For credit consideration, official records for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or College Level Examination Program scores should be provided to Undergraduate Admissions. With appropriate scores and official documentation, credit, in many cases, can be awarded.
    4. While an Admission determination may be made utilizing unofficial transcripts, final official transcripts and test scores (if applicable) must be submitted before matriculation. Admission decisions are contingent upon successful completion of all requirements and the receipt of official documentation.  If not submitted a hold is placed on the student record which can prevent enrollment and registration.

Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) at the 16 University of North Carolina Campuses

Purpose. The University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors has, since 1988, established minimum requirements for undergraduate admission to any constituent institution. These requirements serve to provide a common set of minimum standards to be considered for admission as an undergraduate student. Exceptions and special considerations to these minimum eligibility requirements are provided in Sections 700.1.1.1[R], 700.1.1.2[R], 700.7.1, and 700.7.1[R] of the UNC Policy Manual. Any constituent institution may set admissions requirements that exceed the minimums established in this policy upon the approval of their board of trustees.

II. High School Diploma.

All students should hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.

III. Minimum Course Requirements.

The following courses must be completed at the high school level, although those courses may be completed at an earlier time (e.g., middle school).

A. English: four course units emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature.

B. Mathematics: four course units in any of the following combinations: 1. Algebra I, algebra II, geometry, and one unit beyond algebra II; or 2. Algebra I, algebra II, and two units beyond algebra II; or 3. Common core math I, II, and III, and one unit beyond common core math III; or 4. Integrated math I, II, III, and one unit beyond integrated math III; or 5. NC Math 1, 2, 3, and one unit beyond NC Math 3 identified as meeting the 4th level mathematics requirement for admission to UNC System institutions. Students applying to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts must only complete three mathematics courses in order to be eligible for admission.

C. Science: three course units, including at least: 1. One life science unit (e.g., biology, ecology, zoology); and 2. One non-life science unit (e.g., astronomy, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, physical science, physics); and 3. One laboratory science unit.

D. Social Studies: two course units, including one unit in U.S. history. [For students applying for first-time (freshman) admission to constituent institutions through the 2024 spring semester:] An applicant who does not have the unit in U.S. history may be admitted on the condition that at least three semester hours in that subject be passed by the end of the sophomore (second) year.

E. Two course units of a language other than English. [For students applying for first-time (freshman) admission to constituent institutions after the 2024 spring semester:]

F. Two additional academic courses from English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, or computer science. (Note: these courses should be selected in alignment with a student’s academic and career objectives. Completion of two sequential world language courses is recommended.)

G. Applicants who require special consideration: Constituent institutions shall develop a policy for evaluating applications from students who have not completed all minimum course requirements and shall at least include provisions addressing students with a documented Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan. The institutional policy shall be approved by the board of trustees in accordance with regulations promulgated by the president.

IV. Recommended Courses.

While the minimum course requirements serve as the cornerstone of the UNC System admissions policy, students are encouraged to pursue a challenging and rigorous high school curriculum aligned with their academic and career objectives. Completion of the minimum course requirements does not guarantee admission to any individual UNC System institution. As such, students should consult with their high school counselor regarding additional courses recommended by individual UNC System institutions. Additionally, students should:

A. Consider taking the most rigorous courses available at their high school that they can successfully complete.

B. Ensure to complete an academically challenging course load in their senior year, even if they have completed the minimum course requirements.

V. High School Grade Point Average and Standardized Test Scores.

Students must meet either the minimum high school grade point average (GPA) or standardized test score in order to be considered for admission. All applicants for admission, except those exempted by current UNC policy or regulation, must submit a standardized test score, even if they satisfy the minimum eligibility requirement through the high school GPA.

A. High School GPA: A minimum weighted GPA of 2.5; or

B. Standardized Test Scores: A composite ACT score of 19, or combined SAT (mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing) of 1010.

VI. Graduates of Cooperative Innovative High Schools (Early College). Each UNC constituent institution must offer to any student who graduated from a cooperative innovative high school program with an associate degree and who applies for admission to a constituent institution the option of being considered for admission as a first-time (freshman) or as a transfer student.

VII. Graduates of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM). Each UNC constituent institution must offer first-time (freshman) admission to any applicant attending the residential program at NCSSM. Such offer of admission shall be contingent upon the applicant.

Exception Procedures for Normal Admissions Requests:

The Chancellor, with the recommendation of the Director of Admissions and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment, may allow a Special Talent Waiver or Special Consideration to a student who does not meet UNC minimum requirements but has otherwise demonstrated promise for academic success, as measured by grades, class rank, SAT or ACT scores (optional), when compared with other students admitted to the University.

Transfer Students

    • Students must submit a completed application for admission.
    • Students seeking to transfer from other collegiate institutions must furnish an official transcript from each institution attended. The transcripts must indicate a cumulative “C” (2.0) average on all work attempted prior to admission to UNC Pembroke. Courses satisfactorily completed at institutions recognized by accepted institutional accreditors are evaluated in terms of courses offered and academic programs available at UNCP. Accepted institutional accreditors include but are not limited to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Other US Department of Education recognized national accreditors such as the American Council on Education, which are not listed above may also be considered accepted institutional accreditors.

     

    • An official high school transcript is required if the student is under 21 and has not completed 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution.
    • A nonrefundable $55.00 application fee is required.
    • The student must attain at least a grade of “C” (2.0) in a course in order for that course to be allowed for transfer credit. Grades from transferred courses will not count toward the student’s cumulative quality point average at UNC Pembroke, except for honors designation upon graduation.

     

    Special Note:

    • While an Admission determination may be made utilizing unofficial transcripts, final official transcripts and test scores (if applicable) must be submitted before matriculation. Admission decisions are contingent upon successful completion of all requirements and the receipt of official documentation.  If not submitted, a hold is placed on the student record which will prevent enrollment and registration. Transfer credit cannot be granted from an unofficial transcript. 

     

    Transfer applicants who are under the age of 21 must meet the minimum course requirements outlined in the previous section (See Minimum Course Requirements-MCR). Students under the age of 21 are also required to meet freshman high school GPA or SAT/ACT requirements for admission (please contact the Office of Admissions for appropriate GPA and/or SAT/ACT requirements). If a student is only deficient in one area (either GPA or SAT/ACT), they may complete 12 transferable semester hours of general education from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of 2.5. If a student is deficient in both areas (GPA or SAT/ACT and MCR) they must complete 24 transferable semester hours from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of 2.0.

    • Applicants 21 years old or older may be admitted as non-traditional freshmen or transfer students without meeting MCR.
    • Applicants 21 years old or older applying as a transfer student, must meet a minimum 2.0 cumulative college GPA for all college courses as calculated by the UNC Pembroke Undergraduate Admissions Office.
  • All transfer students entering UNC Pembroke must attend a transfer orientation session to acquaint the student with the academic, co-curricular, and social life of the University and to gather information to assist in the student’s academic advancement.  Registration for courses occurs during or after New Student Orientation.

Because of differing admission requirements, transfer applicants who are candidates for teacher licensure degrees should refer to the admission requirements stipulated for the Teacher Education Program.

 

The classification of transfer students (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior) is determined by the number of transfer credit hours accepted by UNC Pembroke. A minimum of 25 percent of semester hours applied toward a bachelor’s degree must be earned through regular enrollment in UNC Pembroke courses, and students must satisfy all UNC Pembroke degree requirements for their chosen major.

 

UNC Pembroke is an active participant in the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), which governs the transfer of credits between N.C. community colleges and public universities in North Carolina. UNC Pembroke accepts all credit under the guidelines of the agreement for courses in which a grade of C or better is earned. A link to full details on the CAA may be found at https://www.uncp.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/transfer-students/transferring-credits.

Re-Enrolling Students

Students who have interrupted their course of study for at least consecutive two semesters must apply for readmission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions ($35 readmission fee). Students who are seeking readmission to UNC Pembroke after completing additional work at another regionally accredited institution must reapply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Transcripts of any academic work completed in the interim at any other regionally accredited institution must be provided prior to approval for readmission, along with an application, and $35 application fee.

Special Readmission Policy

Any former UNCP student who was academically dismissed, suspended, or placed on academic probation at the end of his/her final semester and has not attended UNCP for a period of two (2) academic years may apply for readmission under the Special Readmission Policy. All students admitted under this policy return on probationary status and must follow the policies and procedures outlined under “Academic Probation” in the Academic Policies section of the UNCP catalog and on the website of the Registrar. In order to qualify for the Special Readmission Policy, students must earn a 2.0 or higher in their first 12 hours after being readmitted. Students may apply for readmission under this policy one time. Once approved, the decision will not be reversed.

 

Upon meeting the requirements for this policy, the student’s GPA will be computed excluding all previous grades below C (2.0). All grades will remain on the student’s transcript, but only those previous courses in which a grade of C or better was earned will count toward graduation. All course work, however, will count toward attempted hours, and all grades, including those from the student’s previous GPA, will be calculated for honors purposes.

 

Students admitted under the Special Readmission Policy may not make use of the grade replacement policy and must continue to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00. Failure to maintain this minimum GPA will result in a two-semester suspension.

 

Departments with more rigorous GPA standards than the general University requirement of 2.0 have the right to deny admission to a program. Any student readmitted under this policy must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at UNCP after readmission in order to qualify for graduation.

 

Students must apply for the Special Readmission Policy through the Registrar’s Office.

International Students

Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language with their applications for admission to UNC Pembroke. Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo English Test are required. For students born in non-English- speaking nations but educated in senior high schools in the United States, scores on the SAT or ACT can substitute for scores on the TOEFL or IELTS. Each student must submit official verification of financial resources sufficient to cover educational expenses. Certified translations by a licensed or professional translator must accompany academic documents not written in English. For transfer students, the Admissions Office requires that all international college transcripts be evaluated by a NACES approved and accredited transcript evaluation agency.

 

The courses will need to be translated into the U.S. equivalencies. The international undergraduate admissions application and other information relevant to prospective international students may be accessed at https://www.uncp.edu/departments/global- engagement. It is preferred that all admission documents be sent to the Admissions Office six months prior to date of entry. All documents relevant to the immigration certification request must be received by the Office of Global Engagement and evaluated before a DS-2019 and I-20 can be issued.  Documents generated through SEVIS and the department of Homeland Security are issued and maintained by the Designated School Official in the Office of Global Engagement.

Special Students

Persons applying for admission as Special Students should meet the qualifications described in one of the following categories: Enrichment, Teacher Licensure/Renewal, Second Degree, Transient, and Joint Enrolled. A $55 nonrefundable application fee may be required.

 

Enrichment: Applicants not enrolled in a degree program at another institution who wish to complete courses at UNC Pembroke for personal or professional enrichment may qualify for admission as Special students. Such applicants must submit an application for admission, a $55 nonrefundable application fee, and a final high school or college transcript. Students in this category cannot earn more than 15 semester hours. Continuation of enrollment in additional courses will require the approval of the Director of Admissions. These students enroll without entering degree programs, and they may not later become degree candidates unless they have been admitted as regular students. Students under academic suspension from any university are not eligible to enroll as special students.

 

Teacher Licensure/Renewal: Individuals who have a baccalaureate degree may be admitted to earn teacher licensure or take courses for renewal purposes. An application for admission, $55 nonrefundable application fee, and a copy of the transcript reflecting the baccalaureate degree awarded must be submitted prior to admission to the University. In addition to applying to UNC Pembroke through the Admissions Office, individuals must also contact the Director of Teacher Education (and submit any additional required documentation) to design an individualized education plan. All licensure candidates must meet the admission and retention standards of the Teacher Education Program and the National Teachers Examination requirements established by the State Board of Education. (See Teacher Education Program.)  See Graduate Admissions for MAT program admissions.

 

Second Degree: Applicants who wish to enroll at the University to complete a second undergraduate degree must submit the application for admission, a $55 nonrefundable application fee ($35 if applying for readmission), and a transcript reflecting the receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. (See Requirements for a Second Baccalaureate Degree.)

 

Transient Students: Transient students are students enrolled in a degree program at another college or university who qualify to study for one semester or summer session at UNC Pembroke and plan to transfer credits earned back to the institution at which they are pursuing a degree. To gain admission as transient students, applicants must be in good academic standing and be eligible to return to their parent institution. They must also have permission from their institution to study at UNC Pembroke. Students may retrieve the transient application from the online application portal. Transient students are not required to pay an application fee.

 

Joint Enrolled: The Joint Enrollment Program is designed for high school students who have excelled academically in high school and prove ready for college-level work. Students may register for no more than one course per semester while completing their high school curriculum, and they cannot take courses that are offered at their high school. Interested students must submit a special Joint Enrollment Application, an official high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores (if available), and class rank. Permission must be granted from the student’s high school principal or guidance counselor and the Director of Admissions, prior to admission as a Joint Enrolled student. An application fee is not required.

Auditing

All persons, whether regularly enrolled in the University or seeking to take a course for enrichment, who desire to audit a course must complete an enrichment application using the online application portal, and secure the permission of the instructor and the Enrollment Office. Audits may not be added to a student’s schedule after the last day to add a class. The fee charged for auditing a course will be the same as if the course were taken for credit. Students who are regularly enrolled at the University must file a copy of the permission letter from the Enrollment Office with the instructor at the beginning of the course. Audited classes are listed on the permanent record and are designated by the letters “AU.” Class participation by and requirements of auditors are at the discretion of the instructor. An application fee is not required.

Graduate Admissions

Inquiries concerning graduate admissions should be directed to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Admissions requirements are stated in the The Graduate School section of this catalog.

Degree Completion Program for Military Personnel

UNC Pembroke provides educational programs for veterans, active military personnel, and retired military personnel who wish to continue their career development in higher education and to complete an educational program leading to a college degree.

The University of North Carolina Pembroke is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and the SOC Degree Network System.

 

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium: Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), established in 1972, is a consortium of national higher education associations and more than 1,700 institutional members. SOC Consortium institutional members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to military students, their family members, civilian employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard, and veterans. A list of current SOC Consortium member institutions can be found on the SOC Web site at www.soc.aascu.org/.

 

SOC Degree Network System: The SOC Degree Network System (DNS) consists of a subset of SOC Consortium member institutions selected by the military Services to deliver specific Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs to servicemembers and their families. Institutional members of the SOC DNS agree to special requirements and obligations that provide military students, their spouses and college-age children with opportunities to complete college degrees without suffering loss of academic credit due to changes of duty station.

 

SOC operates the 2- and 4-year Degree Network System for the Army (SOCAD), Navy (SOCNAV), Marine Corps (SOCMAR), and Coast Guard (SOCCOAST). Refer to the SOC Degree Network System-2 and -4 Handbooks to view Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs, location offerings, and college information. An electronic version of the Handbook is posted on the SOC Web site, http://www.soc.aascu.org, on the SOCAD, SOCNAV, SOCMAR, and SOCCOAST home pages.

 

In recognition of the educational experience gained by military personnel in their regular training, in service school courses, in USAFI or DANTES courses, and through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), UNC Pembroke will accept transfer credit toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

 

Men or women who have served one or more years in the armed services will be awarded two semester hours credit for each year of service, up to 12 semester hours of credit, as elective credit. In addition, military members will receive credit for physical education courses. A copy of the student’s DD-214 form and AARTS or SMART transcript must be submitted with the application in order to receive credit.

 

Credit may be awarded for service school courses comparable to those offered by UNC Pembroke. The amount of credit granted will be according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education as listed in the most recent edition of A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. These recommendations are evaluated in terms of courses offered and curriculum accepted at UNC Pembroke.

 

Credit may be granted for work completed with an acceptable rating in USAFI courses that are parallel to courses offered at the University, provided a transcript of the work is sent directly to the Director of Admissions.

 

Credit may be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

 

 

 

In addition to the special provision for granting credit to military personnel for their educational experience, the University will accept transfer credit toward a Bachelor’s degree:

 

  1. All transferable work completed in residence at accredited institutions of higher education provided the student has an overall cumulative quality point average of 2.0;
  2. Up to 24 semester hours of work completed through correspondence and/or extension courses from institutions recognized by accepted institutional accreditors (with no more than 12 semester hours by correspondence). Accepted institutional accreditors include but are not limited to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Other US Department of Education recognized national accreditors which are not listed above may also be considered accepted

institutional accreditors. Work completed in courses offered by UNC Pembroke’s Continuing Education Division at cooperating technical institutes is not counted as extension work.

International Baccalaureate Course Equivalencies

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke awards college-level credit for acceptable completion of the following International Baccalaureate courses.

IB Area

Level

IB Grade

UNCP Course Equiv.

Sem. Hrs.

Chemistry

HL

5+

CHM 1300, 1310, 1100, 1110

8

Computer Science

SL

5+

CSC 1550

3

Computer Science

HL

5+

CSC 1550, 2150

6

Cultural Anthro.

SL/HL

5+

SOC/AIS 1050

3

Economics

HL

5+

ECN 2020, 2030

6

Economics A1: Resource Mkt.

HL

5+

ECN 1000

3

History

HL

4+

HST 1150

3

History

SL

4+

HST 1140 and 1150

6

History:  20th Century World

HL

5+

Elective Credit

3

History: Islamic  History

HL

5+

Elective Credit

3

Language A1

HL

5+

ENG 1050, 2060

6

Geography

HL

5+

GGY 1010

3

Mathematical Studies: Pt I core + Part II Opt. 7

SL

5+

MAT 1180

3

Mathematical Studies: Pt I core + Part II Opt. 8

SL

5+

MAT 2100

3

Mathematical Studies: Pt I core + Part II Opt. 9

SL

5+

MAT 2150

4

Mathematics

HL

5+

MAT 1090, 2210

8

Mathematics Analysis and Approaches

SL

5+

MAT 2210 Cal I

4

Mathematics Analysis and Approaches

HL

4+

MAT 2210 & MAT 2220  Cal I & Cal II

8

Mathematics Applications & Interpretations

SL

4+

MAT 2150 Cal with Apps

4

Mathematics Applications & Interpretations

HL

4+

Score: 4 or higher MAT 2210 Cal I

4

Further Mathematics

SL

5+

MAT 2200

3

Music

SL

5+

MUS 1020

3

Music

HL

5+

MUS 1150, MUSL 1140

4

Physics

HL

5+

PHY 1500, 1510, 1560, 1570

8

 

College Level Examination Program

UNC Pembroke participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and accepts CLEP examinations which measure mastery of college-level, introductory course content in a variety of subject areas. Students meeting the credit-granting score on CLEP Examinations may earn up to 30 semester hours of college level credit. Transfer students may earn credit through prior CLEP exams provided the following criteria are met: 1) their scores must meet UNCP’s credit-granting standards, 2) their scores must be sent to the UNCP Admissions Office, and 3) their exams must be among those listed below. CLEP credit will not be granted for previously failed courses.

 

CLEP Examinations may be taken prior to or during the student’s enrollment with the following exception: no CLEP examination credit will be accepted during the final 25 percent of a student’s course work. Successful completion of each Examination earns three to twelve semester hours of credit and may exempt the student from certain General Education (as defined below) or major requirements. In some cases, only general elective credit will be awarded.

 

CLEP Examinations

Min. Score

Sem. Hrs.

UNCP Course Equiv.

Gen. Ed.

Algebra, College

50

3

MAT 1070

yes

American Government

50

3

PLS 1010

yes

American Literature

50

3

ENG 2240

yes

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

ENG 2030

yes

Biology

50

3

BIO 1000

yes

Calculus

50

4

MAT 2210

yes

Chemistry

50

6

CHM 1300/1310

yes

English Compositions with Essay 

50

3

ENG 1050

yes

English Literature

50

3

ENG 2470

yes

French

50

6

FRH 1310/1320

yes

French

62

12

FRH 1310/1320/2310/2320

yes

History of U.S. I, Early Colonizations to 1877

50

3

HIST 1010

yes

History of U.S. II, 1865 to Present

50

3

HIST 1020

yes

Human Growth and Development

50

3

PSY 2050

no

Humanities 

50

6

ART 2050 and MUS 1020

yes

German

50

6

GER 1310/1320

yes

German 

63

12

GER 1310/1320/2310/2320

yes

Mathematics, College

50

3

MAT 1050

yes

Natural Science

50

6

BIO 1000 and PHS 1000

yes

Precalculus

50

4

MAT 1090

yes

Psychology, Introductory

50

3

PSY 1010

yes

Sociology, Introductory

50

3

SOC 1020

yes

Spanish

50

6

SPN 1310/1320

yes

Spanish

66

12

SPN 1310/1320/2310/2320

yes

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

50

3

Elective

no

Western Civilization II; 1648 to Present

50

3

Elective

no

 

Incoming freshmen may also obtain this information from their high school counselors.

Advanced Placement

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke participates in the Advanced Placement program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Credit may be earned in various subject matter areas. UNC Pembroke especially welcomes applicants with preparation in Advanced Placement courses. It awards University credit for such preparation according to the following table. For general information about Advanced Placement programs call 609-771-7300.

Subject

Req. Score

Hrs. Granted

Course Equivalent

Art, History

3

3

ART 2050

Art: Studio Art: Drawing

3

3

ART 1320

Biology

3

4

BIOLOGY 1000. BIOL 1000

Chemistry

3

4

CHEMISTRY 1300, 1100

Computer Science AB

3

3

COMPUTER SCIENCE 1550

English Language/Comp.

3

3

ENGLISH 1050

English Literature/Comp.

3

3

ENGLISH 1050

Environmental Science

3

3

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 1100

French Language

3

3

FRENCH 2310

French Language

3

6

FRENCH 2310, 2320

French Literature

3

3

FRENCH 3210

French Literature

3

6

FRENCH 3210, 3220

Government and Politics

3

3

POLITICAL SCIENCE 1010

History: American

3

3

HISTORY 1010

History: European 

3

6

GEN. UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

History: World 

3

6

HISTORY 1140

Mathematics: Calculus AB

3

4

MATHEMATICS 2210

Mathematics: Calculus BC

3

4

MATHEMATICS 2220

Music Theory 

3

4

MUSIC 1140, MUSL 1140

Physics: B

3

6

PHYSICS 1500, 1510

Physics: C: Mechanics

3

3

PHYSICS 2000

Physics: C Elec. & Mag.

3

3

PHYSICS 2010

Psychology

3

3

PSYCHOLOGY 1010

Spanish Language 

3

3

SPANISH 2310

Spanish Language 

3

6

SPANISH 2310, 2320

Spanish Literature

3

3

SPANISH 3210

Spanish Literature

3

6

SPANISH 3210, 3220

Statistics

3

3

SOCIOLOGY/SOCIAL WORK/CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3600/ MATH 2100

 

*Laboratory notebooks from AP courses will be examined to determine amount of credit.

Part-time Students

A part-time student is a student who is regularly admitted to UNC Pembroke and is registered for fewer than 12 semester hours of course work in a Fall or Spring Semester.

 

Students in a part-time status taking seven or more semester hours are charged all fees; activity and tuition charge is based on the number of semester hours taken. Part-time students taking four to six semester hours will pay a reduced student activity fee.

Esther G. Maynor Honors College

The Esther G. Maynor Honors College is designed to recognize outstanding students and to promote the scholarly growth of the students selected for the program by providing interdisciplinary around a learning community of honors students and include selected general education courses, small interdisciplinary seminars, cultural and service programs, and shared residential facilities with other honors students. The Esther G. Maynor Honors College offers an intellectually stimulating social environment, greater curricular flexibility, more personal contact and scholarly discussion with students and faculty from the various disciplines, and closer interaction with individual faculty members in the College. Each Esther G. Maynor Honors College student prepares a senior project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. For program description, see Special Programs.

 

Program participants are selected on the basis of class rank, high school grades, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores or American College Testing (ACT) scores (test scores optional), and extra-curricular and community achievements. Esther G. Maynor Honors College students are appointed by the Dean of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College upon the recommendation of the University Honors Council.

Brave Start

The Brave Start program is designed to admit a limited number of students who meet the minimum requirements, but not all, of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s regular admission standards. Students are selected on the basis of high school academic record, scholastic standing in the high school graduating class, and SAT or ACT scores (optional). The application for admission should be filed as early as possible.

 

Students enter Brave Start based on recommendations from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and students enroll in courses designed to develop academic skills which will be necessary for their success at UNC Pembroke. In the Fall and Spring Semesters, the student is allowed to register for 15-17 hours of academic courses. In addition, students meet regularly with the Brave Start advisors for academic counseling as well as participate in special programs throughout the academic year. Students who meet the University’s academic eligibility requirements and have successfully completed the Brave Start program (made a “C” or higher in ENG 0104, UNV 1000, ENG 1050, and ENG 1060) then continue at the University as other regularly admitted students.