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1997-98 Undergraduate Bulletin: Admissions 


Admissions

UNCG seeks men and women with ability, character, motivation, and the intellectual potential to meet UNCG standards of performance. UNCG's admission decision is based upon an evaluation of the applicant's secondary school record and/or college record, including the overall grade point average and SAT I or ACT scores. These factors are used to determine the applicant's probability of success at UNCG.

This policy applies to the admission of freshmen and transfer students. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is fully committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or handicap. This commitment is in keeping with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Affirmative Action Officer, 1100 West Market Street (910/334-5009), is responsible for coordinating compliance and investigating complaints.

For traditional freshman and transfer applicants, interviews are not used as criteria for admission. Individual appointments for information purposes may be arranged by contacting the Office of Admissions, 910/334-5243, at least two weeks in advance of the date a campus visit is planned. Nontraditional Adult Students applying through the Adult Continuing and Evening Students (ACES) Office are required to schedule an interview with an ACES advisor, 910/334-5757.

Adult students who do not meet regular admission requirements may seek admission through the Adult Continuing and Evening Students (ACES) program (see ACES).

Over enrollment or state budgetary constraints may require the restriction of admission during a given year or the adjustment of minimum requirements or application deadlines.

 

Freshmen

A freshman is defined as a student who is a high school graduate and who has not attended college. Admission into the freshman class implies that the student will eventually become a candidate for a bachelor's degree. A student who has college credit totaling fewer than 30 semester hours from a regionally accredited institution is designated as a "freshman-transfer" and must meet requirements under both transfer and freshman admissions programs.

Secondary School Preparation

Candidates for admission to the freshman class must submit a secondary school diploma (or its equivalent) and at least 15 acceptable units of credit from an accredited secondary school. (A unit is defined as credit given for a course which meets for one period daily during the entire school year or its equivalent.) Students must present the units described in the following table.

Required Secondary School Units

  • 4 English (emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature)
  • 2 Foreign Language (two years of one foreign language)
  • 3 Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry)
  • 3 Science (including at least 1 unit in life or biological science, at least 1 unit in physical science, at least 1 laboratory course)
  • 2 Social Science (1 unit in US history; 1 unit in history, economics, sociology or civics)
  • 1 Electives
  • 15 Total required units

    It is recommended that prospective students take one foreign language unit and one mathematics unit in the twelfth grade.

    Nonaccredited Secondary Schools

    Applicants from nonaccredited secondary schools must meet the same requirements for secondary school courses as applicants from accredited secondary schools. In addition, applicants from nonaccredited secondary schools must submit results from the SAT I or ACT and an application portfolio.

    Application Procedure for Freshmen

    1. Complete the UNCG application forms. A $35.00 application fee must accompany the application. This fee covers the cost of processing the application, and is subject to change. It is not refundable and is not applicable toward tuition or other costs.
    2. Submit an official transcript of secondary school work. Applicants must request that their guidance counselors forward their transcripts, including courses in progress, cumulative grade point average, and rank in class, directly to the Office of Admissions. Students currently enrolled in secondary school should request that the courses in progress and cumulative grade point average be listed on the transcript.
    3. Take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I) administered by the College Board. This test should be taken in the spring of the junior year and in the fall of the senior year of secondary school if possible. Test scores must be sent directly from the College Board to the Office of Admissions. UNCG's College Board code number is 5913.

    Early application for admission is recommended; however, the priority deadline for submitting the application is March 1 for the fall and November 1 for the spring semester. The final deadlines are August 1 for fall and December 1 for spring.

    For information about the SAT I, write or call College Board SAT Program, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/771-7600.

    American College Test (ACT) scores are acceptable in lieu of SAT I scores. Test scores should be sent directly from The American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52240. UNCG's ACT code number is 3166.

    Also see Additional Admissions Requirements for All Applicants.

     

    Transfer Students

    Well-qualified students with 30 academic semester hours or more of college credit from a regionally accredited institution are encouraged to transfer to UNCG to continue their studies. A student who has college credit totaling fewer than 30 semester hours from a regionally accredited institution is designated a "freshman-transfer"and must meet requirements under both transfer and freshman admissions programs. Applicants who are 2 + Articulation students, Returning (former) UNCG students, or Nontraditional Adult students should refer to these topics for additional details.

    Requirements and Procedures

    Transfer students must have a 2.0 or better average on a 4.0 scale on all previous work attempted and on all transferable course work from a regionally accredited college or university. Grade point averages are recalculated to determine admissibility. Transfer students must be in good standing and eligible to return to their last attended institution.

    The priority deadline for submitting the application is March 1 for the fall and November 1 for the spring semester. Final deadlines are August 1 for fall and December 1 for Spring.

    Application Procedure for Transfers

    1. Submit the UNCG application forms showing true and complete information.
    2. Submit official transcript from the secondary school attended. Transfer students must present 15 acceptable units of credit from an accredited secondary school. See Required Secondary School Units. Transfer students not meeting this requirement should refer to the section on entrance deficiencies.
    3. Submit official transcripts from each post secondary institution previously attended (including summer school and extension).
    4. Submit a list of courses in progress including course number, course name, and semester/quarter hours of credit.
    5. Include the application fee, currently $35, not refundable and not applicable toward tuition and other costs.

    After receipt of the above credentials, the UNCG admissions staff reviews the application to determine the number of semester hours of credit for previous college-level work which can be transferred to UNCG and applied toward a bachelor's degree. Transfer credit to be awarded is determined by the quality as well as the quantity of the student's previous college work. Course work completed with a grade of D+, D or D- will not transfer hours of credit but may be used to fulfill course requirements. A copy of the credit evaluation generally accompanies the acceptance letter.

     

    Additional Admissions Requirements for All Applicants

    Selected majors and programs have special admission and progression requirements in addition to admission to the University.

    College of Arts and Sciences

  • Biology majors must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all courses taken at UNCG.
  • For all Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre majors, only grades of C- or better in BCT courses will count toward the major.
  • Classical Studies majors must have a 2.0 GPA in all courses in the major.
  • For all Communication Studies majors, only grades of C- or better in BCT, CSD, CST, and EDC courses will count toward the major.
  • The Media Studies major requires a GPA of 2.2.
  • Education of Deaf Children majors must have a GPA of 2.7.
  • English majors may count no grade less than C- in the major toward the degree. Admission to teacher education and student teaching in English requires a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • German majors must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 in all German courses.
  • History majors must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all history courses.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science majors must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all mathematical science courses.
  • Physics majors must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all required physics and math courses.
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology majors must have a GPA of 2.7.
  • Theatre Arts Licensure majors must have a GPA of 2.7.

    Bryan School of Business and Economics

    All programs in the Bryan School require a 2.0 GPA is required for admission and retention.

    School of Education

    Elementary and Middle Grades Education majors require a GPA of 2.75 for admission to the teacher education programs.. Transfer students planning to pursue those majors should contact the School of Education Student Information & Advising Office.

    Admission to teacher education at the secondary level requires a minimum GPA of 2.5, except where higher GPA requirements are noted. Applications for admission should be filed in the Teacher's Academy (319 Curry) during the second semester of the sophomore year. Transfer students must apply after they have completed 12 semester hours in residency.

    School of Health and Human Performance

    Dance majors are admitted by application only. A grade of C or better is required for all dance courses.

    Exercise and Sports Science majors must have minimum GPA of 2.3 for enrollment in 500-level ESS courses. Exercise and Sports Science majors in the Physical Education Teacher Education concentration must meet the 2.5 GPA required for admission to the Teacher's Academy.

    Health Education majors must have a 2.2 cumulative GPA and a "C" in all health courses for admission into the professional program.

    School of Human Environmental Sciences

    Human Development and Family Studies majors must have a 2.2 GPA for admission to the major. HDF Preschool Education majors must have a 2.5 GPA before taking methods courses.

    Interior Design majors are admitted by interview only and transfers must have a 2.5 GPA for admission. A GPA of 2.0 must be maintained to continue in the program.

    Social Work majors are admitted to field instruction after achieving 84 hours with a 2.3 GPA.

    School of Music

    All prospective music majors and minors must audition for members of the music faculty for acceptance into the School of Music. Such auditions should be arranged in advance through the School of Music. Students should write the School of Music, 107 Brown Building, UNCG, Greensboro, NC 27412-5001, for information.

    Music Education majors must have a 2.5 GPA for admission into the Teacher's Academy.

    School of Nursing

    Nursing majors must have a minimum GPA above 2.0 for admission. Students transferring into the School of Nursing from another baccalaureate nursing program must have a letter of reference from the administrative head of that nursing program. This reference should be sent directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing. Credits with a nursing designation do not transfer. The application deadline for upper division is February 1.

     

    Admissions Decision

    After all required information is in the Office of Admissions, applicants are notified by letter of their acceptance, rejection, or other action taken on their applications.

    Candidate's Reply Card

    Students admitted before April 1 for fall semester must return this card by May 1. Students admitted after April 1 for fall semester and all students admitted for spring semester must return this card within 4 weeks from the date on their letter of admission. If this form is not received, the student's application is subject to cancellation. Students must also submit a completed immunization form prior to enrolling.

     

    International Students

    International applicants must complete the special international application and return all required documents on or before the international deadline as specified in the international application. International applicants should present Scholastic Assessment Test results along with all applicable transcripts from secondary and post secondary schools. International applicants whose native language is not English should also present TOEFL results in support of their application.

    Prior to admission, applicants must submit evidence of adequate financial support to cover their expenses for their first year of study at the University as specified on page 17 of this catalog. The University will issue the necessary visa documentation only to those students who are formally admitted to the University. International students should not leave their native countries intending to enroll at the University until they have received a formal letter of acceptance and all appropriate visa documentation.

     

    Visiting Students

    College Level

    A student who is currently working towards a degree at another institution but wishes to take courses at UNCG during the regular term is classified as a "visiting" student.

    To be considered for admission as a visiting student, an applicant must:

    1. Submit the regular application forms and the application fee.
    2. Have the dean of the home institution send the Office of Admissions written permission to take the specific courses here which will be acceptable for transfer credit at that institution. Written permission must be submitted for each semester that the applicant wishes to attend UNCG. Visiting students may not continue beyond one semester without providing additional permission from the dean of the home institution.
    3. Have an official transcript from that institution forwarded to the Office of Admissions.

    Visiting students must have a 2.0 GPA or better average on a 4.0 scale on all previous work attempted. They must be in good standing and eligible to return to their last attended institution.

    Secondary School Level

    The University provides secondary school students who have strong academic records the opportunity to begin their college studies early and to supplement their secondary school curriculum. Secondary school juniors or seniors can be considered for enrollment in courses as visiting students by submitting an application, the application fee, a high school transcript, and a letter of permission from their parent(s) and from their principal. Enrollment as a visiting secondary school student does not imply regular admission to UNCG.

     

    ACES Adult Continuing and Evening Students Program

    The Adult Continuing and Evening Students (ACES) program provides expanded opportunities for non-traditional adult and returning UNCG students who qualify. Several evening degree programs are available for such individuals on a part-time or full-time basis. Many other programs are available during the day. The Office of Adult Continuing and Evening Students offers assistance in the form of admissions advising and support services. The ACES Office is open 8am to 8pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Friday. The phone number for the ACES Office is 910/334-5757.

     

    Nontraditional Adult Students

    UNCG encourages qualified adult students to complete their undergraduate degree with support from the Office of Adult and Continuing Students (ACES).

    Persons who have been away from formal school for at least 12 consecutive months may apply as nontraditional adult students. They must have completed high school or earned a GED. If their graduation from high school occurred in 1988 or later, they must fulfill Minimum Admissions Requirements as listed on p. 9. Additionally, an interview with an ACES advisor is required.

    If admitted as a nontraditional adult student, they must successfully complete 15 semester hours with a 2.0 GPA at UNCG and must remove mathematics deficiencies before they may request reclassification as freshman through senior status (depending upon the number of credit hours completed). See Academic Regulations.

    Nontraditional Adult Student Admission Application

    1. Complete the UNCG ACES application form and return it to the Office of Adult Continuing and Evening Students with the application fee.
    2. Submit official transcripts from the secondary school attended (and/or General Educational Development equivalency scores) and from any post-secondary institutions attended, including summer school and extension.
    3. Submit discharge papers (DD 214) from the armed services if applicable.
    4. Schedule a preadmissions conference with an admissions advisor in the Office of Adult Continuing and Evening Students.

    Applicants will be notified of action taken as soon as possible. Admitted students should confirm their intention to enroll by completing the "intent to enroll" card and returning it to the Office of Adult Continuing and Evening Students within four weeks from the date of acceptance if possible. Confirmation of late acceptance must be made by the deadline for registration. Before enrolling, students must submit a medical report form (found in the UNCG Enrollment Handbook) to the UNCG Student Health Services in Gove Health Center.

     

    Returning UNCG Students

    UNCG students who leave in good standing, having completed at least 15 hours at UNCG, are eligible to return in good standing irrespective of transfer credit and grades made elsewhere. Returning students should follow one of the procedures outlined below.

    Returning UNCG students who have not attended any other post-secondary institution during the interim are eligible to continue their enrollment at the University after discontinuing their studies for one or more semesters. These students should contact the University Registrar's Office, 180 Mossman Building, UNCG, Greensboro, NC 27412-5001, 910/334-5946, to obtain reactivation information and materials.

    Deadlines for Returning Students to Submit Reactivation Forms

  •  · for Students with Holds (academic/financial/other)
     For Fall '97 Wednesday, Aug. 13
     For Spring '98 Wednesday, Jan. 7
     · for Students without Holds
     For Fall '97 Monday, Aug. 18
     For Spring '98 Monday, Jan. 12

    Returning UNCG students who have attended another post-secondary institution since leaving the University are required to submit official transcripts to the ACES Office for evaluation of transfer credit. These students are also required to submit new applications. Please contact the ACES Office, 910/334-5757, to obtain application materials.

     

    2+ (Articulation Agreement) Students

    UNCG is proud to be one of the first institutions in North Carolina to enter into 2 + Articulation Agreements with community colleges statewide for students transferring from specific Associate in Applied Science degrees into accredited Bachelor of Science programs.

    Agreements currently exist with with many North Carolina Community Colleges. Specific details of each agreement may be obtained from the UNCG ACES Office or the community college involved.

    2 + Articulation students are transfer students with several unique requirements and procedures. All details governing their enrollment are provided for in the Articulation Agreements. The decision for admission is based on successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree and other specific factors outlined in the 2 + Articulation Agreement. These applicants must complete all procedures listed above under Nontraditional Students except for #2 and apply through the ACES Office.

    2 + Articulation Program students must meet the GPA requirements of the UNCG School of their major as designated in the Articulation Agreement.

    No combination of 2+ and transfer/extension credit may exceed 64 semester hours on the student's statement of credit.

     

    Second Baccalaureate Degree Students

    An applicant who holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and who wishes to take undergraduate work toward a second baccalaureate degree in a different field should follow the instructions below:

    Second Baccalaureate Degree Student Admission Application

    1. Complete the application forms and return them to the Office of Adult Continuing and Evening Students with the application fee.
    2. Submit official transcripts from each post secondary institution previously attended (including summer school and extension).

    An applicant holding a baccalaureate degree and taking work for credit for other purposes must apply through the Graduate School.

    Exception I: second-degree applicants to Preprofessional Programs, including the Pre-Medical Program, should apply through the Office of Adult Continuing and Evening Students.

    Exception II: All students seeking Initial "A" Teacher's Licensure in the same major as their degree should contact the ACES Office.

    Unclassified Enrollment

    Students who do not wish to pursue an undergraduate degree at this time and who wish to enroll in undergraduate courses for personal interest may consider coming to UNCG as an Unclassified Student.

    Returning (former) UNCG students are not eligible for this process but must apply as Returning UNCG students. See Returning UNCG Students.

    An applicant enrolled through the unclassified category will be permitted to take no more than 7 semester hours of credit per term, and must meet prerequisites for any courses or program. Additionally, Unclassified Students are not eligible for any kind of University financial aid. An applicant who has previously attended another college must be eligible to return to that institution. If the student desires to be considered for degree-seeking status, all records must be submitted to the Office of Adult Continuing and Evening Students. At this time the records will be reviewed to determine if the student is eligible to become degree-seeking according to admissions policies.

    All students will have to meet the University's continuing-in-education requirements as defined in the Undergraduate Bulletin to be able to continue their academic endeavors.

    Students are required to submit a medical report form (in the Enrollment Handbook) with appropriate verification of immunizations. This form must be completed under the conditions established for all admitted students. See Admissions Decision and Immunization Clearance.

     

    Part-Time Degree Students

    Students who plan to enroll on a part-time basis, but who wish to work toward a degree, are considered "part-time degree students" and should follow the standard admissions procedures. Part-time students are those who enroll in less than 12 semester hours. Tuition and fees are determined by the number of semester hours taken and by in-state or out-of-state residency.

     

    Immunization Clearance

    Students who have been admitted to UNCG are required by North Carolina State law to submit an immunization form with appropriate verification of immunizations. This form is supplied by the admitting office and must be satisfactorily completed and returned to Gove Student Health Center. Failure to comply with this requirement within thirty calendar days from the first day of registration will result in the student's being administratively withdrawn from the University. Once dropped from the University, the student must re-apply for admission should he or she wish to return the following semester or any time thereafter. This requirement applies to all students, regardless of whether they are part-time or full-time. Students subjected to an administrative withdrawal for failure to comply with medical clearance requirements are entitled to a refund, subject to the guidelines of the University's Refund Policy.

     

    Entrance Deficiencies

    All deficiencies must be removed before graduation from the University.

    High School Subject Deficiencies

    Foreign Language

    A student deficient in one or two foreign language units may be admitted. If admitted, the student must remove the deficiency prior to the completion of 60 semester hours. Deficiencies can be removed by completing the course in an approved secondary school, or by completing the appropriate college-level course in the area of the deficiency. Removal of a two-unit foreign language deficiency requires successful completion of two college-level courses in the same language. Removal of a one-unit language deficiency requires the successful completion of one college-level course at the 102 level. Students admitted with a one-unit deficiency in French or Spanish (and who wish to continue with the same language) must take the Language Placement Test to determine the level at which they will be allowed to begin their study of the language at UNCG.

    Other Deficiencies

    Students who graduated from high school in or after the Spring of 1988 and who are deficient in any high school unit except foreign language must complete a minimum of six semester hours (or nine quarter hours) with grades of "C-" or better in each of the following subject areas English, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences BEFORE they can be admitted to UNCG. These courses must be taken at an accredited institution of higher education and must be creditable towards a degree at UNCG.

    Post secondary Course Deficiencies

    2 + Articulation Program Deficiencies

    Students who have not completed the A.A.S. degree with all articulation requirements met are admitted to UNCG as candidates for formal admission to the School of the 2 + Program with a deficiency. The deficiency(s) must be removed before these students can be formally admitted to the School of the major program.

     

    Course Credit and Advanced Placement

    Advanced placement credit or exemption from specific degree requirements may be granted by UNCG. Students should contact their secondary school counselors regarding dates and local test centers.

    College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program

    Secondary school students enrolled in AP courses may receive college credit by taking AP examinations upon completion of the courses and forwarding the results to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

    Advanced Placement Exam

    Exam  Score Req
     Hours Granted
    Courses
    Art History
     4
     3*
    Course to be determined
    Biology
     3
     8
    Biology 111, 112
    Chemistry
     3
     4
    Chemistry 111, 112 after completion of 114/115
    Chemistry
     4
     7
    Chemistry 111, 112, 114 after completion of 115
    Computer Science AB
     3
     3
    Computer Sci 130
    Computer Science AB
     4
     6
    Computer Sci 130, 230
    Computer Science A
     4
     3
    Computer Sci 130
    Economics - Macro
     4
     3
    Economics 202
    Economics - Micro
     4
     3
    Economics 201
    English - Language & Composition
     3
     3
    English 104
    English - Language & Composition
     4
     3
    English 101
    English - Language & Composition
     5
     6
    English 101, 102
    English - Literature & Composition
     3
     3
    English 104
    English - Literature & Composition
     4
     3
    English 101
    English - Literature & Composition
     5
     6
    English 101, 105W
    European History
     3
     6
    HIS 222 & His Elective
    French Language
     4
     6
    French 203, 204
    French Language
     3
     3
    French 203
    French Literature
     4
     6
    French 301, Fre elective
    French Literature
     3
     -
    Exemption, no credit
    German Language
     4
     6
    German 203, 204
    German Language
     3
     3
    German 203
    Government & Politics: American
     3
     3
    Political Science 100
    Government & Politics: Comparative
     3
     3
    Political Science 260
    Latin - Vergil
     4
     3
    Latin 204
    Latin - Vergil
     3
     3
    Latin 203
    Latin Literature
     4
     3
    Latin 204
    Latin Literature
     3
     3
    Latin 203
    Mathematics - Calculus AB
     3
     3
    Mathematics 191
    Mathematics - Calculus AB
     4
     6
    Mathematics 191, 292
    Mathematics - Calculus BC
     3
     6
    Mathematics 191, 292
    Music Theory
     3
     3
    Music 101, 105
    Music Theory
     4
     6
    Music 101, 102, 105, 106
    Physics B
     3
     6
    Physics 101,102
    Physics C
     3
     6
    Physics 291, 292
    Psychology
     3
     3
    Psychology 121
    Spanish Language
     4
     6
    Spanish 203, 204
    Spanish Language
     3
     3
    Spanish 203
    Spanish Literature
     4
     6
    Spanish 305, Spa elective
    Spanish Literature
     3
     -
    Exemption, no credit
    Studio Art: General Portfolio
     3
     2
    Art elective
    Studio Art: Drawing
     3
     2
    Art elective
    United States History
     3
     6
    History 211, 212
    * Examination papers will be read by the department to determine exemption

    ** Amount of credit or exemption to be determined by faculty interview

    College Board SAT II: Subject Tests

    Those who have strong academic preparation are encouraged to take one or more of the exams listed below. Examination dates are available in secondary school counseling centers or by writing to College Board SAT Program, Princeton, NJ 08541, phone number 609/771-7600.

    College Board SAT II: Subject Tests

    Exam

    Orig Score Req

    Recentered Score* Req

    Hrs Granted

    Courses 

    American History
     700-800
    750-800 
     6
    History 211, 212,
    American History
     650-699
    700-749
     6
    after completion of 6 hours of history at 200 or 300 level with at least a 2.0 avg
    English Composition
     700-800
     n/a
     3
    English 101
    English Composition
     650-699
     n/a
     -
    Exemption from Eng 101
    English Literature
     700-800
     750-800
     3
    English 212
    English Literature
     650-699
     700-749
     -
    Exemption from Eng 212
    European History
     700-800
     n/a
     6
    Western Civ 101,102
    Foreign Language
     550-800
     570-800
     3
    Foreign Language 204 Intermediate level met.
    World History
     n/a
     750-800
     6
    Western Civ 101,102
    Writing
     n/a
     760-800
     3
    English 101
    Writing
     n/a
     710-759
     -
    Exemption from Eng 101

    * For tests taken after March, 1995

     

    College Level Examination Program
    (Subject Examinations Only)

    The College Board offers these examinations at permanent test centers throughout the United States. Test center information can be obtained from secondary school counselors or by writing to C.L.E.P., Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541. The test is designed for persons who have done college-level work outside college and can successfully demonstrate what they know.


    College Level Examination Program
    (Subject Exams Only)

    Exam

    Essay Req

    Min Score

    Hrs Granted

    Courses

    Accounting, Introductory
     Yes*
     50
     6
    Accounting 201, 202
    American Literature
     Yes*
     50
     6
    English 251, 252
    Biology
     No
     50
     8
    Biology 111, 112
    Calculus, Introductory
     No
     50
     6
    Mathematics 191, 292
    Chemistry, General
     No
     50
     6
    Chemistry 111, 114
    Economics, Introductory
     Yes**
     50
     6
    Economics 201, 202
    College Composition
     Yes*
     50
     3
    English 101
    English Literature
     Yes*
     50
     6
    English 211, 212
    Foreign Language
     No
     50
     6
    Foreign Language 203, 204
    Sociology, Introductory
     No
     50
     3
    Sociology 211

    * An "Excellent" rating on the essay is required.

    ** A grade of "C"or better on the essay is required.


     

    Transfer Credit Regulations

    Accreditation

    UNCG accepts the accreditation of the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction for colleges in North Carolina and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Colleges and universities outside North Carolina must have accreditation from the appropriate regional accrediting agency for the transfer credit to be accepted.

    Nonaccredited Institutions

    Applicants from nonaccredited post-secondary institutions must meet the requirements in effect for admission to the freshman class, including satisfactory secondary school records and SAT I scores, as well as meeting the transfer requirements of a 2.0 GPA average on a 4.0 scale.

    Validating Examinations

    Some departments at UNCG require an examination to validate transfer credit. These examinations are administered by the department or school involved.

    Professional School Admissions

    Admission to the University does not constitute selection into any of the professional schools.

    Transfer Credit Limit

    The sum total of transfer credit from two-year college(s), extension, or correspondence courses that may be applied toward an undergraduate degree may not exceed 64 semester hours. No combination of 2+ and transfer/extension credit may exceed 64 semester hours on the student's statement of credit.

    Two-Year College Transfer Credit Limit

    Transfer students who enter UNCG after attendance at two-year colleges receive transfer credit for no more than 64 semester hours from two-year institutions.

    Extension Credit

    UNCG extension credit, earned either on or off campus, will be considered transfer credit for admission purposes. Up to 64 semester hours in extension and/or correspondence credits may be applied towards an undergraduate degree. Academic departments may establish such course and credit limitations in acceptance of extension credit as may be required by specific degree programs.

    Although UNCG extension credit is treated as transfer credit at the time of admission, it will thereafter be considered "residence" credit for degree certification purposes. The grades and quality points are calculated in the UNCG grade point average.

    Correspondence Credit

    Up to 64 semester hours in correspondence and extension credit may be applied to the completion of work for an undergraduate degree with the further stipulation that not more than one-fourth of the requirements for the degree may be completed in correspondence credit. Academic departments may establish such course and credit limitations in acceptance of correspondence credit as may be required by specific degree programs.

    Although UNCG correspondence credit is treated as transfer credit at the time of admission, it will be thereafter considered "residence" credit for degree certification purposes. The grades and quality points are calculated in the UNCG grade point average.

    Correspondence credit earned from institutions other than UNCG is always treated as transfer credit. It will have no impact on the UNCG grade point average. Only hours will be applied toward the UNCG degree.

     

    Greater Greensboro Consortium

    A student attending a college or university in the Greater Greensboro Consortium (Bennett, Elon, Greensboro, Guilford, High Point, and Guilford Technical Community Colleges and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University) is not classified as a visiting student at UNCG and does not go through the admissions process for the fall or spring semesters. Students wishing to register for courses here through the Consortium should contact the registrar of their home institutions.

    For the Summer Sessions, the Consortium is in effect only with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Bennett, Elon, Greensboro, Guilford, High Point, and Guilford Technical Community College students interested in taking courses in the UNCG Summer Sessions should request a bulletin from the Summer School Office (910/334-5416) and submit the application form found in the bulletin.

     

    Auditors

    Auditing a course is the privilege of being present in the classroom when space is available. No credit is involved, no examinations are required, and no grades are reported. Attendance, preparation, and participation in classroom discussion and activities are at the discretion of the department head and/or instructor. Admission is determined following the close of regular student registration, and registration for audited courses begins the first day of classes for a given semester.

    Auditors Requiring a Record of Enrollment

    Current UNCG Students

    A currently enrolled UNCG student may audit a course upon the written approval of his faculty advisor and the instructor and must register officially for the course. A full-time UNCG student may audit one course per semester without an additional fee. A part-time UNCG student may not audit more than two courses per semester and is charged a $15.00 fee for each audited course.

    Non-UNCG Students

    Persons not currently enrolled at UNCG who require a record of enrollment as an auditor must follow regular admission procedures through the Undergraduate Admissions Office, ACES Office, or the Graduate School, and follow regular registration procedures. A fee of $161.00 for in-state students and $1,201.00 for out-of-state students is charged for each course audited. Registration for audited courses begins the first day of classes for any given semester.

    Fees are payable in full at the time of enrollment.

    Visiting Auditors (Persons Not Requiring a Record of Enrollment)

    A non-UNCG student who desires to audit a course and who does not require a record of enrollment should secure an application form as a Visiting Auditor from the Office of Continuing Education, 336/334-5414 or 1-800-306-9033. Only Visiting Auditors should apply through the Office of Continuing Education; all others must follow regular admission and registration procedures (see previous information).

    A Visiting Auditor may audit courses for a fee of $35 for each course.

    To audit a 600-or 700-level course, a visiting auditor must hold a bachelor's degree. Visiting auditors are admitted to lecture courses when space is available with the written approval of the department head in consultation with the instructor teaching the course requested. Persons may register as visiting auditors beginning the first day of classes for any given semester.

     

    Summer Session

    Students continuing their education at UNCG receive Summer Session registration materials along with Fall registration materials in late March of each year. Continuing students may register for Summer Session in April at the same time they register for the next Fall semester.

    New or visiting students planning to attend summer session at UNCG must complete an Application for Summer Session form. A copy of the Summer Session Bulletin and the application form may be obtained in early March by contacting the Office of Summer Session, UNCG, Greensboro, NC 27412-5001 (910/334-5416). For course credit information see p. 32.

    Admission to Summer Session does not constitute admission to the University for fall or spring semesters.

     

    Continuing Education Programs

    The Office of Continuing Education offers undergraduate credit as well as a variety of special non-credit programs that extend its academic resources to meet professional and personal learning needs of individuals.

    These programs may be offered on or off campus, and include regular University credit courses, short courses, workshops, institutes, conferences and teleconferences, and study abroad. The State requires that such educational service be self-supporting; therefore, fees are assessed for the cost of such programs and are separate from regular University tuition. Persons need not be admitted to UNCG in order to register for these courses. Students wishing to include extension work in their program should consult their advisors.

    Registration is handled by the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Session, 336/334-5414 or 1-800-306-9033.

     

    Senior Citizens

    Residents of North Carolina age 65 or older who meet applicable admission requirements may enroll tuition free on a space available basis (except for courses offered through the Office of Continuing Education). The availability of course space is determined by the University Registrar at the close of registration for any given semester.

     

    Veterans

    Veterans' enrollment certification is handled by the Office of the University Registrar, 910/334-5946.

    UNCG is on the list of approved institutions which can provide training under the Veterans Administration Educational Training Program. A veteran wishing to receive educational benefits should apply first to the Veterans Administration for a Certificate of Eligibility. The student then applies for admission to UNCG through normal admissions procedures. The issuing of a Certificate of Eligibility by the VA does not automatically assure a student of admission to UNCG.

    When enrolling at UNCG, the veteran should present a Certificate of Eligibility to the University Registrar requesting that certification of enrollment be sent to the VA. This Certification of Enrollment is necessary before educational benefits can be received. Certification of Enrollment must be requested each year and again in summer school.

     

    Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

    The United States Air Force and Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs are available to UNCG students at North Carolina A & T State University (in Greensboro). As a member of the Greater Greensboro Consortium, UNCG offers students these opportunities for leadership training and a commission in the Army or Air Force through cross-registration.

    The University will grant credit for certain ROTC courses taken at A&T State University as part of the Consortium arrangement. UNCG students will be awarded elective credit and quality points for junior and senior level ROTC courses completed at A&T State University through the Consortium.

    Elective credit shall not exceed eight semester hours for Army ROTC, and twelve hours for Air Force ROTC.

     

    Accelerated Master's Programs for Undergraduates

    UNCG offers students with demonstrated academic ability a fast track to a graduate degree. Talented students can earn a bachelor's and master's degree in approximately five years instead of the usual six or seven.

    Although formal admission to an accelerated program is usually in the junior year, careful selection of undergraduate courses beginning in the freshman year is essential. Interested students should speak with an advisor in the department of their undergraduate major as early as possible.

    The program represents two distinct patterns. The first allows students to continue with graduate work in the same discipline as the undergraduate major. The second pattern enables students to complement the undergraduate major with graduate study in another area. See also Accelerated Master's Programs.

     

    Graduate Students

    Students interested in working toward a graduate degree or students who hold a bachelor's degree and wish to continue their general education should consult The Graduate School Bulletin for admission information.The Graduate School Bulletin can be obtained from the University Bookstore, Elliott University Center.


     
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