If you are thinking about applying to UNCSA, the regular decision application deadline is March 15 and the fee for the application costs $95. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission. In 2021, UNCSA waitlisted 135 students. Of those, 135 eventually received an admissions offer.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to UNCSA must submit the following items. Double check with UNCSA's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to UNCSA have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of North Carolina School of the Arts, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||20.28%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.81%|
|3.25 and 3.49||10.85%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6.6%|
|2.50 and 2.9||5.66%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.95%|
|UNCSA does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
UNCSA is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 59% of UNCSA's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other UNCSA applicants, you should strive to earn between 1110 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UNCSA 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1110, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UNCSA students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UNCSA students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.
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To be most competitive at UNCSA, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UNCSA's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UNCSA students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is January 15.
Transfer students can enroll in UNCSA during the following terms: Fall Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UNCSA?
Students who are admitted to UNCSA must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does UNCSA accept transfer credits?
UNCSA accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UNCSA accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does UNCSA accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
UNCSA accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UNCSA?
No, UNCSA is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UNCSA is Mar 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UNCSA is Jan 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UNCSA, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.69. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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