Others interested in attending classes at UNC Asheville may also apply for admission. The requirements vary depending upon the type of admission desired. In all cases students must provide verification of compliance with the North Carolina immunization requirement.
NC Early College Students
Students that graduate from NC Cooperative Innovative High Schools (early colleges) and complete an A.A., A.S., or A.F.A. degree during their high school career are given the option to choose the academic criteria under which they are reviewed for admission. Students may select to be evaluated under first-year admissions standards or transfer student standards. Apart from the admissions criteria, these students will be considered first-year freshmen as it pertains to housing, class registration, etc.
Students that select to be reviewed as transfer applicants must adhere to particular transfer requirements.
Applicants who wish to take college courses but have no clear intention of obtaining a degree may be admitted to the university as non-degree students. Students who have been denied admission for reasons of academic deficiency, or previously enrolled students who have been dismissed, may not then be enrolled as non-degree students. A $35 non-refundable application fee is required.
Fall: February 1 – August 1
Spring: September 1 – January 1
Summer: February 1 – May 31
Applicants holding baccalaureate degrees who wish to pursue teacher licensure will be considered transfer students for admissions purposes. (Those who wish to take college courses to renew their licensure may be admitted to the university as non-degree students.) Applicants must have a 2.7 minimum cumulative grade-point average in their baccalaureate degree in order to be considered for the teacher licensure program. It is recommended that prospective students interested in teacher licensure contact UNC Asheville’s Department of Education at 828.251.6304.
Lateral Entry Teachers
The State Board of Education is phasing out the “Lateral Entry Pathway.” This pathway will no longer be offered effective June 30, 2019. The entire lateral entry route will formally close and all candidates employed under this license option must have all requirements satisfied as of June 20, 2022.
Students who already hold baccalaureate degrees from UNC Asheville or other regionally accredited institutions (minimum 2.0 GPA) and are interested in additional undergraduate study have three choices: they may take individual courses, they may pursue a second degree, or they may enroll in the teacher licensure program (see below) where they may or may not choose to pursue a second degree. Since the admission procedure is slightly different for each case, we encourage you to contact one of our admissions counselors for more information.
- Fall Deadline: April 15
- Spring Deadline: November 15
Any UNC Asheville student who interrupts his or her educational program must apply for readmission. A $20 non-refundable application fee is required.
Note: Students who were not enrolled at UNC Asheville for the Fall 2020 semester due to COVID-19 are eligible to have their application fee waived. To have the fee waived, please be sure to choose the payment option of “Check.” If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who have attended another school since leaving UNC Asheville should complete Transfer Student admission application.
- Fall: February 1 – August 1
- Spring: September 1 – January 1
- Summer: February 1 – May 31
Home School Applicants
Students who are home-schooled should follow the instructions for either Beginning Freshman or Transfer students, as applicable to the individual student. In addition to the requirements listed, North Carolina residents must submit a copy of the home school eligibility information issued by the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Instruction. Non-North Carolina residents must submit official documentation indicating the home school is approved to provide instruction. Official transcripts should include the notarized signature of the home school official.
High School Students Interested in Dual Enrollment
Rising high school seniors may apply for Dual Enrollment Admission to UNC Asheville for the purpose of taking courses not offered by their high school. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Course enrollment at UNC Asheville is determined by availability of space in the classes selected. There is no application fee. Applications for Dual Enrollment are valid for one semester only. You must submit a new application for each additional semester that you wish to take UNC Asheville courses. All tuition and fees associated with enrollment are due at the time of registration.
- Download the Dual Enrollment Application
- Download the Asheville High School/SILSA Dual Enrollment Application
Seniors Wishing to Audit Courses
Tuition Free Seniors Auditors (65+ years of age)
Seniors 65 and older who are not currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNC Asheville and wish to audit a class tuition-free will need to submit an application to the Academic Success Center. Senior auditors are required to provide documentation to prove eligibility (proof of age and NC residence) through a driver’s license, state id card, or other government-issued document at the time of application. Audit registration for seniors is on a seat availability only and will be processed starting the same date as non-degree students (approximately one week prior to the start of classes). Applications will not be accepted after the drop/add period. For more information, please see the UNC System Office policy.
If you register for more than four (4) credit hours, you will need to comply with the immunization requirements under North Carolina state law. Please contact the Health and Counseling Center at 828.251.6887 for more information.Senior Citizen Audit Application
A student who has deferred their application for up to two semesters and has not attended another university may fill out an application update rather than completing a new application.Admissions Application Update