Due to the impact of COVID-19 on standardized test availability and the likelihood of additional testing date cancellations, the UNC Board of Governors has waived the standardized test requirement for first-year students applying for admissions for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 to all UNC System Institutions.

Admission to UNCG is competitive. Our decisions are based on a combination of the following factors in order to determine your probability of success at UNCG.

  • Your overall high school and/or college cumulative GPA
  • SAT or ACT scores

We also review these additional factors.

  • High school course selection and progression
  • Senior class schedule
  • All test scores
  • Community Standards concerns

Fall 2019 Freshman Profile

Admitted Fall 2019 freshmen had the following average grades and test scores.

  • Average HS GPA: 3.75 (weighted)
  • SAT middle 50% ranges: 520-620 evidence based reading and writing 510-600 math
  • Average ACT: 23

Minimum High School Course Requirements

You are required to complete the following units by the time you finish high school.

  • English (four units) – emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature
  • Mathematics (four units) – Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and an advanced math course beyond Algebra II*
  • Science (three units) – including at least one unit in life or biological science, at least one unit in physical science, and at least one laboratory course
  • Social Science (two units) – including one unit in US History and one unit in history, economics, sociology, or civics
  • Foreign Language (two units) – both units must be in the same language (required for 2004 high school graduates and beyond)

* Please contact Undergraduate Admissions for a list of courses that will satisfy the fourth year of math requirement.

College Redirection Program

Students who were not accepted to the school of their choice have options. Through this program, you can be matched with a NC university that has admission slots available for qualified students. The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) offers this program from April to August. CFNC’s website offers more information.