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The High School Academic Program and the Division of Liberal Arts review application files after successful completion of the audition and/or interview process with the particular arts school. Therefore, this review focuses primarily on placement within academic courses.

College Degree or Arts Certificate Applicants
High School Diploma Applicants

For more information about the UNCSA admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at email admissions@uncsa.edu or 336-770-3290.  For questions about  the high school academic admissions review specifically, please contact Jeff Morgan, Assistant Dean of the High School Academic Program at email: morganj@uncsa.edu.

For more information about the liberal arts admissions review, please contact Dean Wilcox, Dean of Liberal Arts and Graduate Studies, at email wilcoxd@uncsa.edu.

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College Degree or Arts Certificate Applicants

Applicants should submit all required application documentation preferably before the audition or interview date. The academic review cannot be completed until all materials are recieved. Students in the Arts Certificate program are prohibited from registering for Liberal Arts courses.

High school and college transcripts must demonstrate successful completion of the University of North Carolina Minimum Course Requirements; grades and standardized test scores (SAT, ACT and TOEFL) are used in making an holistic assessment of the candidate's readiness for the demands of the college degree program.

Notification of applicable transfer credit, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit will be made during the orientation period, when course planning for the year occurs. These credits are officially awarded subsequent to the successful completion of one term at UNCSA.

AP Score Reporting
The Division of Liberal Arts grants college credit for a minimum score of 3 or higher on those AP tests which fit the requirements of UNCSA’s bachelor’s degrees.

To receive credit, students need to have an original score report sent directly to the UNCSA Division of Liberal Arts, CEEB # 5512. Students will need their Social Security number and the location, month, and year of the test. Requests should be sent to:
AP Exams
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Telephone: (609) 771-7300 or (888) 225-5427

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd_rep.html

International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates
The Division of Liberal Arts grants college credit for higher level subjects with a final mark of 5 or higher that meet the academic degree requirements for the particular arts school. The division grants college credit for standard level subjects with a final mark of 5 or higher, again for those subjects that meet academic degree requirements.

To receive credit, students need to supply the Division of Liberal Arts with a copy of the International Baccalaureate Certificate, signed by the guidance counselor or registrar of the school from which the student graduated. Students should contact their guidance counselor for assistance.


Undergraduate Transfer Applicants

The Division of Liberal Arts accepts transfer credit in the liberal arts and sciences from accredited colleges and community colleges in the United States and, in certain cases, from abroad. The course content must correspond to UNCSA academic requirements and the student must earn a minimum grade of “C”.

UNCSA recognizes the Joint Transfer Articulation Agreement with the North Carolina Community Colleges; however, the student must still complete all UNCSA graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Music.

UNCSA does not accept remedial courses, business courses, many computer courses, arts courses, or other professional courses of any kind for academic credit. Regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded, all students must take at least one course in residence in the Division of Liberal Arts at UNCSA and establish a minimum Liberal Arts GPA of at least a 2.0.

Transfer applicants are urged to use the course descriptions from the UNCSA Bulletin as general guidelines and to match them as closely as possible to a course description from the college you have attended or are currently attending. Students are requested to bring their former college bulletin/catalog or copies of course descriptions with them upon enrollment, as this will greatly facilitate the Undergraduate Academic process. All preliminary responses via phone, fax, and e-mail are unofficial until students are registered and the School of the Arts has all final transcripts. Please contact the Division of Liberal Arts office
for more information.

Special Students
The Division of Liberal Arts will accept as Special Students only those students who have:

  1. Finished their Arts Diploma and have returned to UNCSA to finish their degree; or
  2. Withdrawn temporarily from their arts program with the special recommendation of their arts dean due to financial, catastrophic, or highly unusual circumstances, and whose academic average is 2.0 or higher. Those students who have withdrawn from their arts program with a cumulative academic GPA of less than 2.0 may not choose this option under any circumstance.

Exceptions to this policy may only be made with the written approval of the Dean of Liberal Arts.

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High School Diploma Applicants

Applicants should submit all required application documentation to the Office of Admissions, preferably before their audition or interview date. The academic program review cannot be completed until all materials are in; incomplete files are held until all missing materials are submitted.

High school transcripts, middle school grade reports and home school documentation must show all courses completed for previous academic years; courses in progress for the current academic year must also be shown. Grades, standardized test scores and recommendations are used in making an holistic assessment of the student's ability to complete requirements for the high school diploma in the scheduling framework of the High School Academic Program. For further details on submitting application materials, please click the following Office of Admissions link:
http://www.uncsa.edu/admissions/guidelines.htm.