Admissions

As an Eagle, you will receive a strong academic background, encouragement, and support to take flight and soar at North Carolina Central University.

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At NC Central, you will find an appreciation for our rich history, sloping hills and verdant green, innovative academic offerings, and engaging student life. Here, you can achieve your academic and career goals and take advantage of meeting and collaborating with other outstanding students and scholars.

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New Students (Fall 2019)

3.26

Average High School GPA

961

Average SAT Score

Admissions Resources

Check Your Status (Undergraduates)

You can monitor and check the status of your application by logging into your Eagle Promise portal anytime, day or night. 

Campus Tour

NCCU encourages interested students/families and groups to come to our campus to gain insight into what it can offer. We encourage you to schedule your tour two weeks in advance to increase your chances of securing the date you need.

Next Steps

Ready to start your NC Central journey? The link below will help guide you on your next steps.

New Student Guide

Have questions? Our New Student Guide is the place to start!

Viewbook

Take flight and soar through NC Central with our Undergraduate Viewbook!

Residency Process

Are you an in-state applicant? If so, make sure you learn about our residency process.

Office of Transfer Services

The Office of Transfer Services provides transfer students with information on admissions requirements, course equivalencies, campus services, academic associations, and networking opportunities, as well as advising.

Eagle Numbers

Learn a few facts about the newest members of the Eagle family!

Financial Aid

At NC Central, we strive to provide as much support as possible for our students. Research the options now!

How to Apply / Deadlines

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When you join our campus community, you will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of academic, civic, and research opportunities.

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Applicants from North Carolina Cooperative Innovative High Schools receive special consideration in admission to University of North Carolina System universities based on North Carolina law.

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Whether you are a transfer student, a mature student, or a returning student working on a second degree, we are thrilled that you are interested in continuing your education at NCCU.

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Anyone who has completed his or her education outside of the United States is considered an international applicant irrespective of citizenship or residency. If you will require an F1 visa to study in the United States, then you are considered an international student for tuition purposes and an international applicant.

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Second bachelor's degree-seeking applicants are individuals who have earned the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university either in the US or abroad.

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Once an Eagle, always an Eagle! We are eager to have you return to North Carolina Central University to complete your program. Once you have completed your online undergraduate application for readmission, the readmission counselor will contact you via email within seven to ten business days.

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Individuals not seeking a degree but desiring to take a limited number of undergraduate courses may be admitted as unclassified, non-degree seeking students.

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Choosing NCCU Online means that you can earn your degree in a way that fits your lifestyle.

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The mission of NC Central's Law School is to provide a high-quality, personalized, practice-oriented, and affordable legal education to historically underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds, all in an effort to increase diversity in the legal profession.

Eagle Preview

Want to learn more about North Carolina Central University and what we have to offer? Want to network with student leaders and have fun? Then, we are excited to invite you to attend NCCU's Spring 2020 Eagle Preview (Open House)!

Graduate Studies

Applications for admission to Graduate School at NCCU can be submitted online using the ApplyYourself online application system, making applying a pain-free process!

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Average ACT Score

69%

Female

31%

Male

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Admissions FAQs

View all the FAQs from Admissions.

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Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is a tool to utilize for informational purposes when the reader wishes to make an inquiry regarding campus safety.

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Campus Tour