Admissions

wrightsville pier

Transfer Admission Deadlines & Applying

Priority Deadlines

UNCW offers two priority deadlines for applications. Applications will be accepted after the priority deadline on a space available basis. All supporting documentation (including official high school and college transcripts) must be received to complete an application. Once an application is complete, decisions can be expected within 3-5 weeks. Although applications will be accepted after the priority deadline, we encourage applying by the priority deadline to ensure that your application can be reviewed for your desired term. 

Priority deadlines:

  • Summer - March 1
  • Fall - March 1
  • Spring - October 15 

How to Apply

  • SeaLevel (online)
    Create a SeaLevel account and click on "Apply to UNCW" and then on "Online Application". The SeaLevel application will allow you to save your information at any point and continue at a later date prior to submission.
  • CFNC (online)
    Alternately, students may elect to apply online to UNCW via the College Foundation of North Carolina at www.cfnc.org. 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. 

Application Process

The following items must be submitted in addition to your application:

You Submit

  • Required Short Essay Question
  • Non-refundable $80 Application Fee
  • If you are a permanent resident, you must provide a copy of your Permanent Resident Card or Green Card
  • Additional test scores if applicable (i.e. AP, IB, CLEP, etc.)

You Request your School to Submit
Students are responsible for requesting these items; your school will not submit the items automatically.

  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities attended
  • A report showing an official record of your in-progress or current coursework
  • An official high school transcript showing your date of graduation or proof of a GED or Adult High School Diploma
    (Home-Schooled students must submit a notarized transcript signed by the School Administrator)

    All items can be submitted electronically to UNCWTransfer@uncw.edu or mailed to:
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    601 S College Road
    Wilmington, NC 28403 - 5904

For specific questions about deadlines or the application process, please call 910.962.3243 or email UNCWTransfer@uncw.edu

Important Note to Residents Outside North Carolina

Admission of applicants residing outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree, certificate program or individual online course offered by UNCW, is dependent on UNCW's ability to secure authorization from the applicant's state of residence, if such authorization is required. Due to evolving changes in higher education regulations, at this time, UNCW is unable to serve all of the students that are interested in our courses or programs. For the most current list of states and statuses, visit this link: http://www.uncw.edu/dl/StateAuthorizationsDistanceLearningUNCW.html. For questions specific to the state authorization process email stateauthorization@uncw.edu.