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Spring 2018 and Summer 2018

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Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Interest Form
We are not yet accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester. Please complete the Fall 2018 Interest Form. 
We will email you when the application window opens!


How to Apply

Programs, Dates, and Fees

Dates and Costs




  • Be 18 years of age by program start date
  • Have a basic foundation of English
  • Completion of secondary education (US high school equivalent) 

New Student Application Process

View the Application Guide (PDF) Print for specific details and instructions.

Step 1: Submit documents and pay application fee
Step 2: Obtain immigration approval
Step 3: Purchase health insuranceAll students must show proof of health insurance coverage.
View the Application Guide for specific details.
  Pay Application Fee 

(Application processing begins after payment is received.)

Transfer Student Application Process (future UNCW students)

To apply to UNCW as an ESL transfer student:

Step 1: Submit Application and Pay Application Fee

Step 2: Complete Request to Transfer to UNCW Form

Exiting Transfer Students (current UNCW students)

To Leave UNCW and begin at another school: Complete Request for Transfer from UNCW 

Mailing Documents

Send Documents to:


English as a Second Language
UNCW Office of International Programs
601 South College Road
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5965 USA


Ms. Maike Walbrecht, Director of ESL




Conditional Admission

What is conditional admission?
How do I apply for conditional admission to UNCW?
Graduate applications

What is conditional admission?

Conditional admission is a special form of acceptance into an undergraduate degree program. It is for students who meet all university and program requirements except for English proficiency. When the English language requirement is met, the student is able to fully matriculate as an undergraduate student.

Who should apply for conditional admission?

  • Do you want to study an undergraduate degree at UNCW?
  • Do you meet all of the UNCW undergraduate admissions requirements except for the English language requirement?
  • Are you willing to participate in the intensive English language program offered at the UNCW?

If you answered “yes” to all of the questions above, then conditional admission is a good option for you!

How do I apply for conditional admission to UNCW?

Visit the Conditional Admission to UNCW webpage for specific details and contact information.

Graduate Applicants

Currently, UNCW does NOT offer conditional admission for graduate programs. Visit the Graduate School webpage. Requirements vary by program. Visit the desired program's site for specific requirements.