Early College

If you will graduate from a Cooperative Innovative High School or Early College High School in North Carolina and simultaneously earn an associate degree, you have the choice to apply as either a first-year student or a transfer student. Please carefully review the information below to make your decision.

Applying as a first-time student

If you choose to apply as a first-time student, your application will be evaluated comprehensively based on your high school courses and GPA, SAT/ACT scores*, and college transcript.

*As a member of the UNC System, Fayetteville State University will waive the standardized testing requirements for the 2021 application due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, submitting test scores, if available, can contribute to the holistic review of your application.

Applying as a transfer student

If you choose to apply as a transfer student, your application will be evaluated solely based on your college transcript. After you graduate from high school you will submit your final high school transcript, but it will not factor into your admission decision. You may have additional application requirements for your intended major program. We encourage you to contact your academic department to discuss your options. Please note, if you apply as a transfer student you will not be eligible for freshman-exclusive scholarships.

Regardless of how you choose to apply, you will be considered a first-time student upon enrollment. This is so that you will remain eligible for housing and other programs that are available to first-time freshmen. The number of transfer credits you have earned will determine your standing as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.

For more information, please contact us at admissions@uncfsu.edu or 910.672.1371.

Read more about House Bill 97 Section 11.16.(a).
See the list of qualifying CIHS schools.

What to Submit

To apply as a first-time student, you should submit the following:

  1. Undergraduate Application for Admission.
  2. $50 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Official high school transcript.
  4. Official SAT/ACT scores - Waived for 2021.*
  5. Official college transcript.
  6. 250 word personal statement that tells us who you are and why you want to attend FSU. (Required for some majors)

Our freshman profile is: Average GPA 3.27 weighted, Average SAT 942, Average ACT 18. FSU considers applications holistically, so students may be admitted above or below the averages.

*As a member of the UNC System, Fayetteville State University will waive the standardized testing requirements for the 2021 application due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, submitting test scores, if available, can contribute to the holistic review of your application.

To apply as a transfer student, you should submit the following:

  1. Undergraduate Application for Admission.
  2. $50 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Official college transcript.
  4. Official high school transcript.
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