Deadlines & Review

First-Year Application Deadlines

To meet the deadlines listed below, all required documents for the application must be submitted to UNC Charlotte within the following 15 days after the application deadline below in order to qualify.

Application submitted by:You will be notified of our decision by:
November 1January 30
February 1April 1
After February 1After April 1 depending on space available

*First Year Students applying for the Spring Terms should apply no later than November 1 with all required application documents submitted by November 15

Additional Application Requirements for Majors

Students interested in Art, Architecture, or Music are encouraged to apply early to provide enough time to complete the supplemental application for the desired program.

How we review

We understand that curriculums differ across the globe and our admissions review process is committed to understanding the intricacies of each curriculum.

  • We are looking for strong grades and competitive courses beginning your first year of high school. We’ll consider your courses in progress as well so finish out strong.
  • Schools offer a variety of curricula so we don’t require specific courses. However, Engineering, Computer Science, Business, and Nursing majors are more competitive for admission. Students are expected to have an above-average academic performance, especially in Math and Science classes
  • We recommend completion of 4 courses of English language and literature, 4 courses of Mathematics, 3 courses of Science, 2 courses of History/Social Science, and 2 courses of the same Foreign Language (which may be English).
  • We encourage you to take challenging courses your school may offer that prove your ability for future success. If offered, we recommend taking AP, IB, and Cambridge Credits.
  • Strong grades in these courses will not only strengthen your academic record but you may also receive course credit for them.
  • All students will be expected to have completed the pre-university curriculum in their country prior to enrolling at UNC Charlotte. For example, students from a British-based education system will need to have completed A Levels and students in a French-based system will complete the Baccalaureate.
  • We encourage you to apply early to provide sufficient time to ensure that your application materials are submitted by the deadline above.
  • If you are outside of the US, applying earlier than the deadline will allow sufficient time for visa processing.