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Application Methods

The application method you choose does not impact your admissions decision. All qualified applicants are given equal consideration.

*Please note, the email address you use to apply will be used to communicate important information throughout the application cycle and in preparation for your enrollment. We recommend that you use a personal, non-school affiliated email address that you check frequently.

First-Time Freshmen

Applicants should have successfully completed the following:

Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) with a minimum “C” average or higher.

  • English – 4 courses, college preparatory.
  • Mathematics – 3 courses, Algebra, Algebra II and Geometry
    • Advanced Math beyond Geometry is strongly recommended.
  • Laboratory Science – 2 courses, 1 must be a lab science
    • Physics is recommended.
  • Social Studies – 2 courses, 1 course in U.S. History is required.
  • Foreign Language – 2 years of the same language are strongly 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.

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

You may apply using one of three methods:

After submitting your application, you will need to submit the following to complete your file and receive an admissions decision:

  • A copy of your high school transcript
    • Unofficial copies are accepted for admissions decisions and may be submitted via our application portal, emailed, mailed, or faxed.
    • Please ensure the following are completely visible:
      • Student Name
      • High School Name
      • Grades through the end of junior year
  • Test Scores
    • Test scores are optional for enrollment in Spring or Fall 2022
    • ACT Code: 3084
    • SAT Code: 5107
      • CLT scores are also accepted.
        • *Students may submit test scores for evaluation or for the use of class placement.

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

Specific questions about admissions requirements may be addressed to enroll@chowan.edu or call 252-398-6230.

Once you have applied, we strongly suggest you visit Chowan.

Transfer Students

You may apply using one of three methods:

After submitting your application, you will need to submit the following to complete your file and receive an admissions decision:

  • A copy of your final high school transcript
    • Unofficial copies are accepted for admissions decisions and may be submitted via our application portal, emailed, mailed, or faxed.
    • Please ensure the following are completely visible:
      • Student Name
      • High School Name
      • Graduation Date
  • Transcript from any college or university attended
    • Unofficial copies are accepted for admissions decisions and may be emailed, mailed, or faxed.
  • Test Scores
    • Test scores are optional for enrollment in Spring or Fall 2022
    • ACT Code: 3084
    • SAT Code: 5107
      • CLT scores are also accepted.
        • *Students may submit test scores for evaluation or for the use of class placement.

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

Specific questions about admissions requirements may be addressed to enroll@chowan.edu or call 252-398-6230.

Once you have applied, we strongly suggest you visit Chowan.

By endorsing the North Carolina state government’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, or CAA, Chowan has made it even easier for students to transfer 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.

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 coursework 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 Associate’s degree does not automatically guarantee that your general education requirements are complete. Additional information about transfer credits is located in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of this catalog.

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

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

To students who have been affected by a school closure, Chowan University can help ensure a smooth transition process by waiving your application fee and providing an expedited transfer process that will allow you to seamlessly and quickly transfer to CU. Chowan University will provide you an admission and scholarship decision within 72 hours of receiving a completed application and required admission documents.

For more information, please contact the Chowan University Office of Admissions: 252-398-6230 or admissions@chowan.edu.

Chowan University majors can be found here. We will work with students on an individual basis regarding their specific transfer credits.

Student-athletes who wish to include competitive play in University experience, are encouraged to reach out to Chowan University coaches via gocuhawks.com.

Four-Year Degree Plans for North Carolina Community College Transfer Students

A.A. to B.S. in Psychology from Chowan (ICAA)

Students seeking readmission into Chowan University may follow a process similar to that of transfer students.

Please contact Anna Eure at apeure@chowan.edu or (252) 398-6230 for more information.

International Students

You may apply using one of two methods:

After submitting your application, you will need to submit the following to complete your file and receive an admissions decision:

  • A copy of your high school transcript
    • Unofficial copies are accepted for admissions decisions and may be emailed, mailed, or faxed.
      • We ask that you provide a translated copy of any transcript not written in English.
    • Please ensure the following are completely visible:
      • Student Name
      • High School Name
      • Grades through the end of junior year

Transcripts received from the student, faxed transcripts, or copies of transcripts are considered unofficial. International students who enroll at Chowan University must submit a final, official high school transcript no later than the drop/add deadline for their entering semester. All offers of admission to the university are contingent upon submission of final high school transcripts or proof of high school graduation evaluated by a third party for U.S. equivalency. GED scores are acceptable.

International applicants may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if the applicant’s native language is not English, or does not exhibit proficiency in English through the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

International applicants must also provide a statement of financial resources to support educational costs at Chowan University for one academic year. The statement of financial resources must be translated into US dollars and received directly from the applicant’s bank on official stationery. No copies of this document will be accepted.

Students must complete the F-1 Visa Student request for Form I-20. The I-20 will be issued after the applicant has received an offer of admission to the university and all required documents are received. International applicants must also pay the $100 Advanced Tuition Deposit before an I-20 is issued.

After the I-20 is issued, students must submit the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee of $350, before the student’s F-1 VISA can be obtained.

It is the sole responsibility of the international student 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 International Education Evaluations, Inc. (http://www.foreigntranscripts.com/).

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.

Specific questions about international admissions requirements may be addressed to Ruth Casper at wommar@chowan.edu or call 252-398-6314.

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 Currently, Chowan University offers a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Education.

Graduate

Application Methods

All graduate applicants must apply using the Chowan University Online Application. (Please select Graduate Application.)

Please choose your desired program from the list below for a comprehensive overview of all required materials.

After submitting your application, you will need to submit the following to complete your file and receive an admissions decision:

  • An official copy of all academic work completed beyond high school.
    • Copies of transcripts must sent directly from each institution attended.
    • A 2.5 GPA or higher must have been maintained in all undergraduate coursework.
  • One letter of recommendation from a current or recent supervisor or faculty member that addresses your professional or academic abilities.
  • A typed, two-page maximum, personal statement.
  • A current resume.

All items, excluding transcripts, may be submitted via the online application.

Concentration Areas Include:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
    • Comprehensive Science
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies

After submitting your application, you will need to submit the following to complete your file and receive an admissions decision: 

  • An official copy of all academic work completed beyond high school.
    • Copies of transcripts must sent directly from each institution attended.
    • A 2.7 GPA or higher must have been maintained in all undergraduate coursework.
    • Students must have completed 24 semester hours of coursework in the licensure area (liberal arts or secondary education with a concentration in English, social studies, mathematics, or comprehensive science).
  • A professional resume or CV.
  • A typed, two-page maximum, personal statement describing your rationale for pursuing the MAT
  • Three letters of recommendation.

All items, excluding transcripts, may be submitted via the online application.

After submitting your application, you will need to submit the following to complete your file and receive an admissions decision:

  • An official copy of all academic work completed beyond high school.
    • Copies of transcripts must sent directly from each institution attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation pertaining to your teaching experience.
  • Submit scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Chowan University’s MAT code is 2564.
  • Submit a typed, two-page maximum, personal statement describing your rationale for pursuing a career as an educator, along with your description of the personal qualities, achievements, and activities that will contribute to your success as an educator.
  • Submit evidence of “A” level North Carolina Teacher’s license or evidence of application for a license.
  • Submit a professional resume or CV.

All items, excluding transcripts, may be submitted via the online application.

In addition to the requirements for the program of choice, international applicants must submit the following:

  • A satisfactory TOEFL score, unless English is the student’s native language or the language of instruction.
  • Transcripts, certificates, and/or diplomas from any institution outside the United States. These must first be submitted to World Education Services (WES) for evaluation before being mailed to the School of Graduate Studies. Application for WES evaluations may be found at www.WES.org.
  • A Statement of Financial Responsibility, along with a letter from the student’s or sponsor’s bank showing the amount necessary to cover one year of graduate study.
  • All application materials should be in place at least 90 days in advance of the beginning of the semester.

All items, excluding transcripts, may be submitted via the online application.

The Admissions Committee for the School of Graduate Studies will notify you of an admissions decision by mail after your admissions file is complete.

Residency Licensure

Applicants may apply through:

This model is designed specifically for students who desire online study and are capable of producing high-quality work in an online model. The model consists of a 6 course plan of study – 1/2 course(s) per semester with continuous enrollment.

Applicants must:

  • Review the Residency License Policy Documents on the NC DPI website.
  • You must prove content proficiency by:
    • Providing proof of a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree
    • Having completed 24 credit hours of coursework in content area or passing NCSBE exam score(s) in content area
    • Maintained a 2.7 GPA (on a 4-point scale)
      • As a reminder, you are responsible for securing residency hire with a school district.
  • Confirm your qualifications for residency hire based on degree, coursework, or testing.
  • Secure Residency Hire through an NC DPI-approved school or district.

Upon completing these steps, contact Chowan University Admissions at enroll@chowan.edu or via phone at (252) 398-6230 to confirm eligibility and enrollment.

A student, studying in a classroom with an open notebook on the table.
Chowan University’s Residency License is a fast-track cohort model designed to assist residency candidates in meeting residency licensure requirements. Participants can complete coursework in as few as six courses with continuous enrollment
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Chowan University’s Adult Degree Completion Program is designed for adults who wish to attend college in a manner other than a traditional day program.

Adult Degree Completion Program

Applicants must complete the online Chowan University Adult Degree Completion Program Application.

All applicants must:

  • Be 24 years of age or older
  • Submit an official, final high school transcript that displays the following:
    • Name
    • High School Name
    • GPA
    • Graduation Date
  • Submit official transcripts from any college or university attended demonstrating 30 college level, transferable hours.

Questions? Contact Admissions

Toll-free: (888) 4-CHOWAN
Main number: (252) 398-6230

E-mail: admissions@chowan.edu

Chowan University
Office of Admissions
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855