Freshman Admission Guidelines | UNCG Undergraduate Admissions

The UNC Board of Governors has waived the standardized test requirement for first-year students applying for admissions for Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 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 2021 Freshman Profile

Admitted Fall 2021 freshmen had the following average grades and test scores.

  • Average HS GPA: 3.59 (weighted)
  • Average SAT: 1181
  • Average ACT: 24

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.


  • Completed application. (via UNCG’s Student PortalCommon App, or CFNC)
  • $65 nonrefundable fee or fee waiver. (Note: UNCG accepts fee waivers for first-time students from SAT (College Board or counselor), ACT, and NACAC. We do not participate in the CFNC Free Application Week.)
  • Community standards questionnaire. The UNC system requires all applicants to complete this form.
  • Official high school transcript.
  • Official college transcripts from any post-secondary institutions attended, even those granting summer, extension, developmental, and technical credit. If you completed any college courses while enrolled in high school, request that the college registrar send an official transcript directly to UNCG.

College Redirection Program

Students who were not accepted to the school of their choice have options. Through this program, you can be matched with an 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.