Undergraduate Admissions

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The first step is to explore our catalog of degree programs. With over 50 areas of study, you're sure to find a degree that matches your interest!

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Have you found a degree that you'd love to study? Great! You can apply anytime. To get started, simply click the apply button and follow the steps.

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CarolinaU Achieve Scholarship

CarolinaU will offer 50 undergraduate applicants who meet the following criteria free tuition* for the 2021-22 academic year. To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a new applicant to Carolina University using promo code “UPWARD”
  • Complete the enrollment process before August 10, 2021 (including enrollment deposit)
  • Complete a FAFSA and have an estimated family contribution (EFC) of $1,500 or less
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

*Note: Tuition will be covered by a combination of Pell Grant and institutional financial aid (subject to our general scholarship rule) for full time enrollment (up to 15 credits per semester or 39 credits for the year)


Start Dates

Carolina University offers six start dates throughout the year. Find the next session start date on our Academic Calendar.



Submit Transcripts

After you've finished filling out your application, you'll need to finish the process by submitting your official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

Submit your official transcripts from all high schools/colleges attended via PDF to admissions@carolinau.edu or mail to:

Carolina University
Office of Admissions
420 S. Broad St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Optional: submit your official ACT or SAT scores using act.com or collegeboard.com. If you include our school code when taking the ACT/SAT, scores will be sent directly to CU.*

ACT Code: 3142
SAT Code: 5555


Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Submit all documents to admissions@carolinau.edu. Additional program specific admissions requirements may apply and can be found on the program pages.


Visiting Students

Are you looking to take a handful of classes at Carolina University for transfer to the institution where you're currently enrolled? If so, submit the Undergraduate Application and then have the registrar at your school complete the Visiting Student Transfer Credit Form and submit it to admissions@carolinau.edu. You'll also need to email us your official transcripts.

*Though standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) are not required for admission to the University, there are cases in which a student may benefit by submitting scores. These include Academic Scholarship evaluation and athletic eligibility. It is within the applicant's discretion to determine whether it is necessary to submit scores.

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