Information for Counselors

If you are a High School Counselor or a Community College Counselor, this page was created with you in mind to assist you in your work with students.  We understand that students ask you many questions pertaining to the different aspects of college and we want to make finding those answers easier.  Navigate your way to information about our admission process, help students check their application statuses on the "Catamount Gateway," and be sure to register to receive our free counselor eNewsletter to stay ahead on pertinent news and information at Western Carolina University.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, or if you want to speak to someone directly, please contact us, we would be pleased to work with you.  Western Carolina University understands the importance of the job you perform and would like to say "Thank You" for the role you play in your students' lives.

Information for High School Counselors

What Students Need to Submit:

The Office of Admission will evaluate each undergraduate freshman application once the application and required documents (official transcripts, scores, etc.) have been received.  Please allow 2-3 weeks upon sending documentation to allow items to be processed.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete Freshman Application (all applications are non-binding)
  • Application fee of $65 (some students may qualify for a fee waiver based on financial need)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Official test scores

High School Minimum Course Requirements:

Whether first-year applicants are enrolled in public, private or home school; North Carolina or out-of-state school systems; or high school equivalency programs, they must earn a high school diploma or its equivalent and satisfy the Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) as established by the UNC Board of Governors:

  • Four units of English
  • Two units of social studies (one in U.S. history)
  • Four units of mathematics (algebra I, algebra II, geometry and an advanced unit of mathematics beyond algebra II)
  • Three units of science (life science, physical science and a laboratory course)
  • Two units of one language other than English

Admission Application Deadline:

 
November 15: Freshman Early Action/Great Grades Guarantee application deadline for Fall Term.
 February 1: Regular Action I Freshman application deadline for Fall Term.
 March 1: Regular Action II Freshman application deadline for Fall Term.
 May 1: Freshman tuition deposit deadline for Fall Term.

We are here to Assist You:

SCOTT COOPER
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION (APPLICANTS LAST NAME A - C) 
SIERRA JACOB
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name D - H) 
MOLLY TIPPETT
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION (APPLICANTS LAST NAME I - M) 
JOSH THOMPSON
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name N - R) 
ALLISON BRINLEY
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name S - Z) 

 

 Information for Community College Counselors

 

WHAT STUDENTS NEED TO SUBMIT:

The Office of Admission will evaluate each transfer application once the application and required documents (official transcripts, scores, etc.) have been received.  Please allow 2-3 weeks upon sending documentation to allow items to be processed.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete Transfer Application (all applications are non-binding)
  • Application fee of $65 (some students may qualify for a fee waiver based on financial need)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended (see Application Standards below)
  • Official test scores (see Application Standards below)

Application Standards:

Applicants under 24 years of age will need to submit:

  1. An official final high school transcript *if currently working on an AA or AS college transfer degree, this requirement may be waived, but not until the applicant has received the degree, sending in a transcript can speed up the process
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  3. Official SAT/ACT test scores (unless 30 hours of college credit have been completed)

Applicants 24 years of age or older will need to submit:

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges attended

Additional Documents upon Request:

ADMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE:

November 15: Transfer student application deadline for Spring Term. 
April 15:  Transfer student application deadline for Summer Term. 
June 1: Transfer student application deadline for Fall Term.

WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST YOU:

Adam Ray Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name A-D)
HEATHER HILL Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name F-K)
Emily Haskett Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name L-R) 
Danielle Cansler Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name S-Z)
LIZ GILLIAM Regional Assistant Director of Admission at A-B Tech
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