May 25, 2022  
Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022

Types of Admission

(For Doctoral Degrees, Master’s Degrees, and Graduate Certificates)

Full Standing

Applicants who meet the general requirements for admission to graduate study, plus any additional requirements specified by the program, may be offered admission.

Applicants offered admission to graduate programs who have not yet completed their undergraduate degree and/or who were admitted with unofficial transcripts will be allowed to register for one semester and can only continue after the Graduate School’s receipt of official final transcripts (and/or the diploma/degree certificates/mark sheets) indicating the award of the baccalaureate (bachelor’s/undergraduate) degree from an institution accredited by an accepted accrediting body* or its equivalent.  Students will have a maximum of one semester to enroll, after which time a hold will be placed on their accounts to prevent registration for future terms.  Failure to submit the proper credentials during the first semester of enrollment will result in a hold on registration for subsequent terms. 

* Accepted Accrediting Body: the following are accepted accrediting bodies: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Deferment Policy

The Office of Graduate Admissions does not defer applicants offered admission.  Individuals admitted to a graduate program of study who fail to enroll for the term to which they have been admitted are presumed to have withdrawn their application.  To be considered for admission to a different term, year, or program, individuals must submit a new application and supporting materials.  Generally, official test scores are maintained on file in the Graduate School for one year. 

Policy on Updating Applications

Applicants who do not submit their supporting documentation in time to be considered for admission to the requested term must submit a new application which includes updated data, the processing fee, statement of purpose, recommendations, transcripts, and any additional information required by the program.  Generally, official test scores are maintained on file in the Graduate School for one year.

Students whose admission to UNC Charlotte was denied must submit a new application, fee, and supporting documents/materials to be considered for admission to a different semester/term or program.