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Admissions: Application for Admissions

Freshman AdmissionIf you would like to be a part of the Chowan community, click here for an on-line application for admission.

After you complete your application for admission:

College Board Code is 5107, and ACT Code is 3084.

After receiving your information, your Admissions Counselor will usually contact you with an admissions decision and scholarship consideration within one week.

Requirements for Admission
In an effort to admit students who fit Chowan University, every application is reviewed on an individual basis with emphasis on the applicant's high school grade point average, high school class rank, course curriculum, SAT 1 and/or ACT score(s), and extracurricular activities, including community service and church involvement. Recommendations and essays are not required.

Applicants should have successfully completed the following Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) with a minimum "C" average or higher:

  • English - 4 courses; College Preparatory required.
  • Mathematics - 3 courses; Algebra, Algebra II, and Geometry. Advanced Math beyond Geometry is recommended.
  • Science - 2 courses; 1 laboratory science is required. Physics is recommended.
  • History/Social Studies - 2 courses; 1 course in U.S. History is required.
  • Foreign Language - 1 course; 2 years of the same language is recommended.

Advanced Placement courses are strongly recommended. Score reports should be sent to the address below and credit is given on a course-by-course basis.

We strongly suggest you visit Chowan, click here to schedule your visit.
Call 1-888-4-CHOWAN and we will help you plan your trip to Chowan. Visits may also be scheduled by emailing us at

To enroll at Chowan University, a $100 advance tuition deposit is required to secure the student's place in scheduling. Housing assignments will not be made until the advance tuition deposit is received. Click here to pay your $100 deposit on-line with a credit card.

Prospective students can mail the completed applications for admissions, the application fee, official high school transcripts, SAT I or ACT scores, and the $100 advance tuition deposit to the following:

Chowan University
Office of Admissions
One University Place
Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855-9902

*Chowan University is committed to equality of opportunity in all areas of education and does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against applicants or students on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. 

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Transfer Students

Been there, done that. As a transfer student, you know the routine, but we are here to help you make a smooth transition.

By endorsing the North Carolina state government's Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, or CAA, Chowan has made it even easier for students to transfer those hard-earned course credits. No matter where transfers are coming from, Chowan has already paved the way for a student's previous class experience to translate to our own course curriculum. No problem.

Chowan University also guarantees admission to students from most community colleges and Louisburg College if they have obtained an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree and have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in their academic work. Automatic acceptance is contingent upon completion of the application procedures for Chowan University. Admission is not guaranteed for students who receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

All course work must be evaluated by the University Registrar on an official transcript in order to receive credit. Students must earn a C or better to receive credit. Earning an Associateís degree does not automatically guarantee that your general education requirements are complete.

Transferring to Chowan University is easy. You have an Admissions Counselor to help you through the enrollment process. Admissions, scholarships, financial aid, housing, registration: your personal admissions counselor will help you.

To speak with Scott Parker, call 1-888-4-CHOWAN or

To apply for admission, take the following steps:

Scholarships are available for transfer students. Your admissions counselor will contact you about scholarships after your application is received.

Official transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrarís Office to determine the number of transfer credit hours earned. If you have earned less than 12 transferrable hours, the applicant must follow freshman admissions procedures, which includes submitting your SAT or ACT scores. Our College Board code is 5107, and ACT code is 3084.

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International Students

Welcome! We are here to help you through the international student admissions process. You may contact the Admissions Office at Before an I-20 will be issued, you must submit the following:

  1. Completed and signed application form. To apply on-line, click here.
  2. Official academic records (Certificate showing completion of secondary school and certificate from post secondary school of current work, including results of any examinations. Official English translations of the certificates are required.)
  3. Submit a TOEFL score.
    • The TOEFL may be waived for the following reasons: Student is a citizen of Great Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the British West Indies. The student has studied in one of the above countries or in the U.S. within the last 2 years and has a good academic record.
    • Acceptable TOEFL scores are 213 on the computer based TOEFL, 80 on the internet based TOEFL, and 550 on the paper based TOEFL.
  4. An SAT 1 or ACT is required for students who wish to be considered for admissions and merit scholarships. The SAT code is 5107 and the ACT code is 3084.
  5. Submit an official bank statement mailed directly from applicant's bank verifying that the student has sufficient funds to pay for tuition, room, board, and fees at Chowan University for one academic year. The funds must be translated into dollars.
  6. Pay the $100 advance tuition deposit

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to have all transcripts, certificates, or diplomas from any institutions outside the United States sent to a credentials evaluation agency. The evaluation refers to:

  • the quality of the foreign school attended
  • the equivalency of the student's coursework to our undergraduate degrees
  • the equivalency of the student's international scores into a U.S.
    equivalent grade

A copy of the results for each document must be sent directly to Chowan University from the evaluation service. This is required before an acceptance decision can be determined. Please take into consideration that this process can take several weeks to complete. You can find more information on foreign credential evaluations at

In order to allow adequate processing time, international applicants should complete the application process at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the semester they plan to enroll. 

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