Pre-Collegiate Enrichment Program

Academic Enrichment for High School Students

UNC Charlotte’s Pre-Collegiate Enrichment Program (PEP) provides an opportunity for highly qualified high school Juniors and Seniors who have exhausted all course options available at their high school, to take college credit courses while still enrolled in high school.

Requirements for Enrollment

  • Junior or Senior in high school
  • Minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.8, and test scores consistent with first-year admission ranges
  • Must have exhausted all related course options at their current high school
  • Submit official transcripts and test scores (SAT, ACT)* (optional for 2022)
  • Submit a letter of permission from your high school counselor or principal
  • Payment of non-refundable $75.00 application processing fee

Application Process

  • Once UNC Charlotte receives all application materials (online application, transcripts, scores, recommendations, and application fee), the file will be reviewed and a decision rendered.
  • A decision letter will be mailed directly to your home address. Admitted students will receive instructions for advising and registration.

Apply for Admission

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Term (January) – November 15th
  • Summer Full Term or Summer First Half (May) – May 1st
  • Summer Second Half (July) – June 1st 
  • Fall Semester (August) – July 1st

Residency for Tuition Purposes

  • To qualify for in-state residency for tuition purposes, you must apply through the Residency Determination Service.
  • Upon completion of the process, you'll receive a Residency Certification Number (RCN). Provide the RCN to UNC Charlotte either on your application or by emailing
  • It is important that the residency process is completed using the student’s information and not the parent’s information.

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