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Graduate Catalog | 2018-2019 
Graduate Catalog | 2018-2019 Previous Edition

Admission to the Graduate School

Admissions Information

The University considers all applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or religion.  All relevant factors are considered, including the academic history of the applicant, recommendations, standardized test scores, and professional experience.  The intent of the Graduate School is to offer admission to those applicants whose credentials indicate a strong likelihood of success in their selected curricula.

The University reserves the right to withhold or rescind the admission of an applicant who:  (1) fails to meet any of the requirements for admission at the time of matriculation, (2) has failed to maintain satisfactory academic performance in their course of study prior to enrollment, or (3) has provided incorrect or misleading information on the Application for Admission or supporting document set.  Additionally, meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program and the University reserves the right to restrict enrollments when necessary because of budgetary or other constraints.

Application Materials

A separate application, processing fee, statement of purpose, recommendations, and transcripts must be submitted for each graduate program of study for which a student applies. Questions about the application process should be directed to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Telephone: 704-687-5503
Fax: 704-687-1668
E-mail: gradadm@uncc.edu
Website: gradadmissions.uncc.edu

Application Deadlines

Students are encouraged to apply and submit all supporting documents well in advance of a program’s published deadlines.  Some programs have earlier deadlines than the Graduate School’s priority and final deadlines and may only admit students to a particular semester or term.  Prospective students view the information on the academic program website for the most up-to-date details regarding application, admission, and funding consideration.  The Graduate School may alter the date for acceptance of applications without further notice in accordance with available resources and/or the enrollment limitation established by the North Carolina General Assembly or the University.  Note that applications received or applications that become complete after a program’s deadlines or the Graduate School’s priority deadlines are processed on a space-available basis.

Term of Entry Application and Supporting Documents Priority Submission Deadline Final Application Deadline
Fall March 1 August 15
Spring October 1 January 1
1st Summer Session April 1 May 15
2nd Summer Session May 1 June 15

Note: International students who intend to enroll on an F-1 or J-1 visa status should apply for admission before the priority deadlines, if possible.

Application Processing

Applicants apply for admission online; instructions and the application are available at mygradschool.uncc.edu.  Applications of US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Asylees, and Refugees are processed as “domestic” applications.  Applications of students on, or intending to be on, temporary visa/status in the USA (i.e. F-1, H-1, H-4 etc) as well as Pending Permanent Residents are processed as “international applications.”  Applicants should follow application instructions accordingly.

Application Processing Fee

Submission of the online application for admission to graduate study requires online payment of the U.S. application fee by credit card.  Note that the application fee may change and the amount required is accurately reflected in the application instructions available online.  The fee is waived or refunded for certain full-time employed University employees and McNair Scholars; otherwise, the fee is nonrefundable.  Fraudulent use of a credit card to pay the University’s application fee will result in reconsideration of the admissions application and may result in revocation of any offer of admission.

Application Status

Applicants will receive an online confirmation of successful submission of their application for admission to graduate study.  Applicants can monitor the status of their applications within the online system through which their application was submitted, utilizing the same username and password.