High School Counselor

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 $55 (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-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.

Student Information may be sent to:

 Western Carolina University
 Office of Undergraduate Admission
 1 University Way
 Cullowhee, NC 28723

Get a Glimpse of Who our Freshman Applicants are:

Student Profile

We are here to Assist You:

Emily Haskett Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name A - E) 
Josh Thompson Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name F - K) 
Camille Hooper Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name L - Q) 
Molly Tippett Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission (Applicants Last Name R - Z) 

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