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North Carolina Central University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Nidhi Mittal

The acceptance rate of North Carolina Central University during fall 2018 was 47%, out of which only 19% of students enrolled in the university. The university offers a total of 81 degrees, including 32 undergraduate programs and 27 graduate courses.

  • North Carolina Central University invites applications during the fall and spring season.
  • The application fee for both undergraduate and graduate degrees is $50.
  • The freshman to Sophomore Retention rate in 2017 was 82%.


Application PortalOnline
Application Fee (Non-refundable)UG: $50
PG: $50
Mode of PaymentOnline: Credit/Debit Card
Offline: Money Order
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Acceptance Rate47%
Application DeadlinesVaries for International and Domestic Candidates
Academic CalendarSemester-based

North Carolina Central University Admission Deadlines

International Admission Deadlines are usually earlier than domestic deadlines to provide adequate time for application processing. The university does not invite international application during the summer season. For better understanding, refer to the table given below:

Admission TermDeadlines
International Students (All programs)
FallApril 1
Spring September 1 
Summer No admission
Undergraduate Admissions (First Year Domestic Students)
1st Priority DeadlineOctober 15
2nd Priority DeadlineNovember 15
3rd Priority DeadlineJanuary 15
Undergraduate Admissions (Transfer Students)
FallJuly 1
SpringNovember 15
SummerApril 15
Graduate Admissions (Domestic Students)
Business Administration, MBAFall: July 1
Spring: Nov. 1
Criminal Justice, MSFall: July 1
Spring: Nov. 1
Social Work: Traditional, MSWFall: February 1 (admits only for fall term)

North Carolina Central University International Admissions

The admission process and requirements of international applicants are slightly different than that of domestic students. Given below are the important information for all the international candidates:-

Application Fee: $50

Online Application for Undergraduate Studies:Click Here to Apply

Online Application for Graduate Studies: Click Here to Apply

Minimum SAT I score: 450

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of transcripts from high schools or secondary schools attended. (Undergraduate Students)
  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree. (Graduate Students)
  • Submission of Bank Statement.
  • Submission of Financial Statement Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Submission of all immunization records.
  • GRE or GMAT Scores for Graduate Programs, if specified.
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores (if English is a second language)

Mailing Address for all high school and college transcripts is:-

North Carolina Central University (NCCU)

Undergraduate Admissions (McDougald House)

617 Lawson Street

Durham NC 27701

English Proficiency Tests

Both TOEFL and IELTS are accepted as proof of English proficiency. It is compulsory for all non native English speakers to fulfill the minimum score required to be eligible for the admission process.

TestsMinimum Undergraduate ScoresMinimum Graduate Scores
500 PBT
79 iBT
550 PBT

Visa Process Requirements

In order to be issued an I-20, all F-1 international applicants must submit the following documents:-

  • International students must submit an F-1 Student Visa Transfer Clearance Form.
  • Submission of an approved affidavit of support completed as a declaration of financial support by the student’s sponsor. The form is only for the purpose of issuing an I-20.
  • Submit immunization records to Student Health Services as a part of the admission process.
  • NCCU requires international students to enroll in the university health insurance plan through Student Health Services.
  • In order to provide a financial statement form, which must have an official notarized bank statement attached. The bank statement must show that a student has access to $37,230 to pay tuition for two semesters at the university.

North Carolina Central University Undergraduate Admissions

The most demanded undergraduate courses at North Carolina Central University are Criminal Justice, Business Administration and Psychology. The detailed information about undergraduate admission process is given below:

Application Fee: $50

  • Submission of graduation transcripts from an approved or accredited high school.
  • A satisfactory score on the SAT or ACT exam
  • The transfer applicants must have a cumulative average of at least a “C” or better and must have earned 24 or more transferable credit hours in the previously attended university.
  • Applicants from North Carolina Cooperative Innovative High Schools receive special consideration in admission to UNC system universities based on North Carolina law and are considered as new freshmen. To know further about it, click here.

North Carolina Central University Graduate Admissions

North Carolina Central University offers the most desired graduate courses such as Law, Master of Public Administration and Master of Social Work. Given below is the complete information related to the graduate admission process:-

Application Fee - $50

Application Portal - Click Here to Apply English Language Proficiency Requirements - International graduate applicants must meet minimum test score requirements. For details, click here.

Deadlines - Click here

CoursesAdmission Requirements
 MBAScores of their GMAT,
GRE or LSAT Prior academic record. Resume,
Two letters of recommendations
Personal Interview (Recommended)
Masters of Social WorkA cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or better
A personal narrative statement
A professional resume
Two professional letters of recommendation Writing sample

Additional Requirements for Graduate Admission

  • Submission of an official copy of a course-by-course evaluated transcripts by an accredited U.S. agency.
  • Statement of personal/professional purpose
  • At least two Application Evaluation and Recommendation Forms
  • GRE or GMAT scores - if required by degree program

As per the usual standards, the university announces the admission decision by November 1st for the application of Fall and by April 1 for the spring session. The official decision is only communicated via US Mail or through the primary email account used for the application process.

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