Admissions Requirements for Graduate Study

To apply for initial admission to graduate study, the applicant should submit the following:

  • A completed application with a $40 non-refundable processing fee. 
  • An official transcript of all previous academic work beyond high school to be sent directly from each institution attended. The Privacy Act requires that each student request in writing that transcripts be released to the Graduate School Office.  
  • Three professional references on graduate reference forms and five professional references for Ed.D. applicants.
  • For appropriate programs, evidence of A level North Carolina teacher's license or equivalent. 
  • For the Nursing, School Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling programs, proof of criminal background record check for all states of residence for the past five (5) years. For the Nursing program, immunization records.

Please consult your program's admissions requirements page for specific information related to that program. 

When all documents have been received, they will be evaluated by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and the chair or coordinator of the program area. The applicant will be notified of the decision. Prospective counseling majors must schedule an interview with the appropriate faculty members before formal admission.

Students are notified of their admission status as soon as possible after completing the admissions process. Because of the confidential nature of some items of information required for admission, the University reserves the right to reject any applicant without stating a reason.