What if I don’t meet the minimum course requirements?

If your high school record lacks any unit in English, math, science, U.S. history, social science, or your high school foreign language, or if you hold a GED or high school equivalency, you may present at least one of the following to meet minimum eligibility for admission:

  • Complete at least 24 total transferable semester hours from an accredited college or university (excluding hours awarded by dual enrollment, AP, IB, or other credit by exam), or
  • Be at least 21 years of age by the time you enroll in your first term at UNC.

If you do not meet the minimum course requirements and cannot present at least one of the alternatives listed above, you may still apply for admission. If extenuating circumstances have prevented you from fulfilling these requirements, we encourage you to explain them in your application.

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