1. High school diploma or its equivalent. All potential students who have completed a two year degree, or who have an earned bachelor’s degree at another institution are exempt from submitting a copy of their high school transcripts.
  2. Suggested high school courses and number of courses (per North Carolina high school graduation requirements) :English 4, Math 4, Social Studies 4, Science 3 (Individuals who do not meet the suggested number of high school courses may be asked to take remedial classes at a community college.)
  3. Acceptable scores are required on SAT (minimum of 860) or ACT (minimum of 18) to be considered for admission.
  4. Minimum acceptable grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for all previous high school and college work is a 2.0. Provisional acceptances can be granted at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
  5.  Applicants on academic suspension or probation from a previous school must document by letter that any prior issue has been resolved.
  6. Students are required to provide a certificate of immunization, in accordance to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (G.S. 130A-155). For more information, see the section on Immunization Requirements below. G.S. 130A-155 applies to all college and university students except the following:

      Students registered only in online and/or off-campus courses.

      Students attending night or weekend classes only.

      Students taking a course load of four credit hours or less and residing off campus.

Students who answer “yes” to the question, “Have you ever been charged, arrested, convicted, or acquitted of any violation of the law?” will be further interviewed by the admissions committee before he/she is given an admissions decision. Additionally, if accepted, he/she may be prohibited from living on campus if the admissions committee deems it necessary.

Any applicant not meeting the requirements for full admission may appeal to the Admissions Committee. The methods for determining “ability to benefit” by the Admissions Committee are based on GPA, SAT or ACT scores, interview and recommendations.

Students requesting federal financial aid are required to submit the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) at