2008-09 CATALOG

 

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

 

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is committed to the recruitment of a diverse, achievement-oriented, and socially responsible student body that will enrich the intellectual, cultural, and social community of the University and the community at large.  UNC Pembroke welcomes applications from persons who have earned a high school diploma, or its equivalent, and whose academic preparation and aptitude predict success in higher education. No single consideration dictates admission decisions; instead, numerous factors and their relationships to one another enter into such decisions. All applicants demonstrating that they can profit from and succeed in undergraduate studies qualify for admission to the University.

Any student who supplies false or misleading information or conceals pertinent facts in order to secure admission to UNC Pembroke may be denied admission or, if admitted, may be immediately dismissed from the University. Such a student may be ineligible to receive any credit from the University.

Qualified applicants are admitted in the following categories:

1. New Freshmen

2. Transfer Students

3. Re‑Enrolling Students

4. Special Readmission Students

5. International Students

6. Special Students

a. Enrichment (Non-degree)

b. Teacher Licensure/Renewal

c. Second Degree

d. Transient

e. Joint Enrolled

Students may enter at the beginning of any semester or summer term. The application priority deadlines for undergraduate admissions are as follows:  the fall semester is July 15; the spring semester is December 1; summer terms I and II are May 15 and June 15 respectively.  Applications are processed on a rolling basis; however, students who apply early will receive priority in scholarships, financial aid, and housing.

Requests for general information, brochures, catalogs, admissions CDs and DVDs, and application forms should be addressed to the Office of Admissions. Completed application forms and all supporting documents such as test scores, official high school transcripts and/or college and university transcripts, and a non‑refundable $40.00 application fee, should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions, PO Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372.  We encourage you to submit your application online by going to the apply now link at http://www.uncp.edu/admissions/apply/default.asp. The office may be reached by phone at (800) 949-UNCP or 910-521-6262.  Students may contact the Office of Admissions through email at admissions@uncp.edu, and www.uncp.edu is the address for the UNC Pembroke home page.   The fax number for the Office of Admissions is (910) 521-6497.

All new students, and all re‑enrolling students who have been out of UNCP for one year, who plan to take 5 or more credit hours during their initial semester are required to complete a medical history form. This form may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and returned to Student Health Services prior to registering for classes.

 

NEW FRESHMEN

Applicants for the freshman class must be graduates of an approved or accredited high school or home school. Non‑graduates must possess a high school equivalency certificate and present evidence of maturity and the potential to achieve success in a university environment.

An application for admission, a $40 nonrefundable application fee, an official high school transcript, and SAT or ACT scores with writing must be received before an application is considered complete, and the file must be complete before an admission decision can be made.  Students who are dual-enrolled at community colleges must also submit official transcripts of any college work.  A predicted grade point average is computed on the basis of the high school class rank, GPA, and SAT or ACT scores for each applicant. The Admissions Policy requires one of three possible decisions for each applicant:

* Applicants who have satisfactory high school records, including course selection and class rank, appropriate SAT or ACT test scores, and who meet the minimum course requirements will be accepted for admission.

* Applicants whose records and test scores do not meet the minimum requirements will be denied admission.

* Applicants whose records and/or test scores meet many, but not all, of UNC Pembroke’s regular admission standards may be offered admission to the University’s summer College Opportunity Program. (A detailed description of this program is in the Special Programs section of this catalog.)

 

MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS (MCR) AT THE 16 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CAMPUSES

The following courses will be required for admission, in addition to each UNC institution’s specific requirements:

* In English, four course units emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature;

* In foreign language, two course units of language other than English (required of Dec. 2003 and later high school graduates);

* In mathematics, four course units including algebra I, algebra II, geometry, and for December 2005 and later high school graduates, a higher level mathematics course for which algebra II is a prerequisite; or successful completion of three Integrated Mathematics courses and a course for which Integrated Mathematics 3 is a prerequisite:

* In science, three course units including:

** at least one unit in a life or biological science (for example, biology),

** at least one unit in a physical science (for example, physical science, chemistry and physics) and

** at least one laboratory course; and

* In social studies, two course units including one unit in U.S. history, but an applicant who does not have the unit in U.S. history may be admitted on the condition that at least three semester hours in that subject be passed by the end of the sophomore year.

In addition, it is recommended that prospective students take one foreign language course unit and one mathematics course unit in the twelfth grade.  Course units as defined in these requirements may include those high school level courses taken and passed by an applicant while enrolled as a high school student with all courses reflected on the high school transcript. 

 

EXCEPTION POLICIES FOR NORMAL ADMISSIONS REQUESTS: 

The Chancellor, with the recommendation of the Director of Admissions and the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, may allow a Special Talent Waiver to a student who does not meet the UNC Minimum Course Requirements but has otherwise demonstrated promise for academic success, as measured by grades, class rank, SAT or ACT scores, when compared with other students admitted to the University.

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

* Students must submit a completed application for admission.

* Students seeking to transfer from other collegiate institutions must furnish an official transcript from each institution attended. The transcripts must indicate a cumulative “C” (2.0) average on all work attempted prior to admission to UNC Pembroke. Courses satisfactorily completed at regionally accredited institutions are evaluated in terms of courses offered and academic programs available at UNCP.

* An official high school transcript and a nonrefundable $40 application fee are required.

* The student must attain at least a grade of “C” (2.0) in a course in order for that course to be allowed for transfer credit. Grades from transferred courses will not count toward the student’s cumulative quality point average at UNC Pembroke, except for honors designation upon graduation.

* Transfer applicants must submit a University Questionnaire completed by the last institution they attended, which states that they are immediately eligible to return to the previous institution.

* Transfer applicants who graduated from high school in the year 1990 and beyond must meet the minimum course requirements outlined in the previous section (See Minimum Course Requirements–MCR). For those students who do not meet these requirements, six (6) college transferable semester hours must be earned at an accredited college or university in the following areas—English, Math, Science, Social Science, Foreign Language—before admission is granted.  Applicants 24 years old or older may be admitted as non-traditional freshmen or transfer students without meeting MCR.

* Each transfer applicant must submit a completed health record before registering for classes.

* All transfer students entering UNC Pembroke must attend a transfer orientation designed to acquaint the student with the academic, co‑curricular, and social life of the University and to gather information to assist in the student’s academic advancement.

Because of differing admission requirements, transfer applicants who are candidates for teacher licensure degrees should refer to the admission requirements stipulated for the Teacher Education Program.

The classification of transfer students (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior) is determined by the number of transfer credit hours accepted by UNC Pembroke. The maximum transfer credit hours accepted from a two‑year institution ranges from 60-64 semester hours. However, students who have attained junior status (60 semester hours) at a four‑year institution will not be allowed to transfer additional credit completed after that time at a two‑year institution. Students attending a four‑year institution prior to attending a two‑year institution may be limited in the total number of transferable credits allowed (See Graduation Requirements).   Although there is no limit on credit hours accepted for a student who transfers from a four‑year institution, a 30‑hour residency is required to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and students must satisfy all UNC Pembroke degree requirements for their chosen major.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between N.C. community colleges and public universities in North Carolina, defines a 44-semester credit hour general education core and 20 semester credit hour pre-major in the AA or AS degree which is fully transferable to UNC Pembroke in courses with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

RE‑ENROLLING STUDENTS

Students who have interrupted their course of study for at least one semester must apply for readmission through the Registrar’s Office ($25 readmission fee).  Students who are seeking readmission to UNC Pembroke after completing additional work at another institution must reapply through the Office of Admissions. Transcripts of any academic work completed in the interim at any other institution must be provided prior to approval for readmission, along with an application, $40 application fee, and university questionnaire from the last school attended. Students who complete classes at another institution while they are suspended from UNCP will not be allowed to transfer any credit earned while under suspension.

SPECIAL READMISSION POLICY

Any former UNCP student who was academically suspended or placed on academic probation at the end of his/her final semester and has not attended any institution of higher education for a period of four (4) academic years may apply for readmittance under the Special Readmission Policy. All students admitted under this policy return on probationary status and must follow the policies and procedures outlined under “Suspension and Readmittance” in the Academic Policies section of the UNCP catalog. In order to qualify for the Special Readmission Policy, students must earn a 2.0 or higher in their first 12 hours after being readmitted. Students may apply for readmittance under this policy one time. Once approved, the decision will not be reversed.

Upon meeting the requirements for this policy, the student’s QPA will be computed excluding all previous grades below C (2.0). All grades will remain on the student’s transcript, but only those previous courses in which a grade of C or better was earned will count toward graduation. All course work, however, will count toward attempted hours, and all grades, including those from the student’s previous QPA, will be calculated for honors purposes.

Students admitted under the Special Readmission Policy may not make use of the grade replacement policy and must continue to maintain a minimum QPA of 2.00. Failure to maintain this minimum QPA will result in a two-semester suspension.

Departments with more rigorous QPA standards than the general University requirement of 2.0 have the right to deny admission to a program. Any student under this policy must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at UNCP after readmission in order to qualify for graduation.

Students must apply for the Special Readmission Policy through the Registrar’s Office.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants from non‑English-speaking countries must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language with their applications for admission to UNC Pembroke. Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Michigan Test are required. For students born in non‑English-speaking nations but educated in senior high schools in the United States, scores on the SAT or ACT can substitute for scores on the TOEFL, IELTS, or the Michigan Test. Each student must submit official verification of financial resources sufficient to cover educational expenses. Certified translations by a licensed or professional translator must accompany academic documents not written in English.  For transfer students, the Admissions Office requires that all international college transcripts be evaluated by an accredited transcript evaluation agency.  The courses will need to be translated into the U.S. equivalencies.  The international undergraduate admissions application and other information relevant to prospective international students may be accessed at www.uncp.edu/admissions/undergraduate/international.asp. It is preferred that all documents be sent to the Admissions Office six months prior to date of entry.  All documents must be received and evaluated before a DS-2019 and I-20 can be issued.

 

SPECIAL STUDENTS

Persons applying for admission as Special Students should meet the qualifications described in one of the following categories:  Enrichment, Teacher Licensure/Renewal, Second Degree, Transient, and Joint Enrolled. A $40 nonrefundable application fee may be required.

Enrichment: Applicants not enrolled in a degree program at another institution who wish to complete courses at UNC Pembroke for personal or professional enrichment may qualify for admission as special students. Such applicants must submit an application for admission, a $40 nonrefundable application fee, and a final high school or college transcript.  Students in this category cannot earn more than 15 semester hours. Continuation of enrollment in additional courses will require the approval of the Director of Admissions. These students enroll without entering degree programs, and they may not later become degree candidates unless they have been admitted as regular students. Students under academic suspension from any university are not eligible to enroll as special students.

Teacher Licensure/Renewal: Individuals who have a baccalaureate degree may be admitted to earn teacher licensure or take courses for renewal purposes. An application for admission, $40 nonrefundable application fee, and a copy of the transcript reflecting the baccalaureate degree awarded must be submitted prior to admission to the University.  In addition to applying to UNC Pembroke through the Admissions Office, individuals must also contact the Director of Teacher Education (and submit any additional required documentation) to design an individualized education plan.   All licensure candidates must meet the admission and retention standards of the Teacher Education Program and the National Teachers Examination requirements established by the State Board of Education. (See Teacher Education Program.)

Second Degree:  Applicants who wish to enroll at the University to complete a second undergraduate degree must submit the application for admissions, a $40 nonrefundable application fee ($25 if applying for readmission), and transcripts from all colleges attended. (See Requirements for a Second Baccalaureate Degree.)

Transient Students:  Transient students are students enrolled in a degree program at another college or university who qualify to study for one semester or summer session at UNC Pembroke and plan to transfer credits earned back to the institution at which they are pursuing a degree. To gain admission as transient students, applicants must be in good academic standing and be eligible to return to their parent institution. They must also have permission from their institution to study at UNC Pembroke. Transient students are not required to pay an application fee.

Joint Enrolled: The Joint Enrollment Program is designed for high school students who have excelled academically in high school and prove ready for college-level work.  Students may register for no more than one course per semester while completing their high school curriculum, and they cannot take courses that are offered at their high school.  Interested students must submit a special Joint Enrollment Application, an official high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, and class rank. Permission must be granted from the student’s high school principal or guidance counselor and the Director of Admissions, prior to admission as a Joint Enrolled student.  An application fee is not required.

 

AUDITING

All persons, whether regularly enrolled in the University or seeking to take a course for enrichment, who desire to audit a course must secure the permission of the instructor and the Office for Academic Affairs. Audits may not be added to a student’s schedule after the last day to add a class. The fee charged for auditing a course will be the same as if the course were taken for credit.  Students who are regularly enrolled at the University must file a copy of the permission letter from the Office for Academic Affairs with the instructor at the beginning of the course.  Audited classes are listed on the permanent record and are designated by the letters “AU.”  Class participation by and requirements of auditors are at the discretion of the instructor.

 

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Inquiries concerning graduate admissions should be directed to the Dean of Graduate Studies.  Admissions requirements are stated in the School of Graduate Studies section of this catalog.

 

DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL

UNC Pembroke provides educational programs for veterans, active military personnel, and retired military personnel who wish to continue their career development in higher education and to complete an educational program leading to a college degree.  The University is a CONAP participant and SOC member.

In recognition of the educational experience gained by military personnel in their regular training, in service school courses, in USAFI or DANTES courses, and through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), UNC Pembroke will accept transfer credit toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

* Men or women who have served one or more years in the armed services will be awarded two semester hours credit for each year of service, up to 12 semester hours of credit, as elective credit.  In addition, military members will receive credit for physical education courses.  A copy of the student’s DD-214 form must be submitted with the application in order to receive credit.

* Credit may be awarded for service school courses comparable to those offered by UNC Pembroke. The amount of credit granted will be according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education as listed in the most recent edition of A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. These recommendations are evaluated in terms of courses offered and curriculum accepted at UNC Pembroke.

* Credit may be granted for work completed with an acceptable rating in USAFI courses that are parallel to courses offered at the University, provided a transcript of the work is sent directly to the Director of Admissions.

* Credit may be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

In addition to the special provision for granting credit to military personnel for their educational experience, the University will accept transfer credit toward a Bachelor’s degree:

1.) All transferable work completed in residence at accredited senior institutions of higher education provided the student has an overall cumulative quality point average of 2.0;

2.) Up to 64 semester hours of work completed in a two‑year college provided the student has an overall cumulative quality point average of 2.0;

3.) Up to 24 semester hours of work completed through correspondence and/or extension courses from regionally accredited institutions (with no more than 12 semester hours by correspondence). Work completed in courses offered by UNC Pembroke’s Continuing Education Division at cooperating technical institutes is not counted as extension work.

 

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE COURSE EQUIVALENCIES

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke awards college-level credit for acceptable completion of the following International Baccalaureate courses:

 

IB Area

Level

IB Grade

UNCP Course Equiv.

Sem. Hrs.

Chemistry

HL

5+

CHM 1300, 1310, 1100, 1110

8

Computer Science

SL

5+

CSC 1550

3

Computer Science

HL

5+

CSC 1550, 2150

6

Cultural Anthro.

SL/HL

5+

SOC/AIS 1050

3

Economics

HL

5+

ECN 2020, 2030

6

Economics A1: Resource Mkt.

HL

5+

ECN 1000

3

History

 

 

 

 

20th Century World

HL

5+

Elective Credit

3

Islamic History        

  HL

5+

Elective Credit

 3

Language A1

HL

5+

ENG 1050, 2060

6

Geography

HL

5+

GGY 1010

3

Mathematical Studies:

 

 

 

 

Pt. I core + Pt. II Opt. 7

SL

5+

MAT 1180

3

Pt. I core + Pt. II Opt. 8

SL

5+

MAT 2100

3

Pt. I core + Pt. II Opt. 9

SL

 5+

MAT 2150

4

Mathematics

HL

5+

MAT 1090, 2210

8

Further Mathematics

SL

5+

MAT 2200

3

Music

SL

5+

MUS 1020

3

Music

HL

5+

MUS 1140, MUSL 1140

4

Physics

HL

5+

PHY 1500, 1510, 1560, 1570

8

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM

UNC Pembroke participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and accepts CLEP examinations which measure mastery of college-level, introductory course content in a variety of subject areas. Students meeting the credit-granting score on CLEP Examinations may earn up to 30 semester hours of college level credit. Transfer students may earn credit through prior CLEP exams provided the following criteria are met: 1) their scores must meet UNCP’s credit-granting standards, 2) their scores must be sent to the UNCP Admissions Office, and 3) their exams must be among those listed below. CLEP credit will not be granted for previously failed courses.

CLEP Examinations may be taken prior to or during the student’s enrollment with the following exception: no CLEP examination credit will be accepted during the final 25 percent of a student’s course work. Successful completion of each Examination earns three to twelve semester hours of credit and may exempt the student from certain General Education (as defined below) or major requirements. In some cases, only general elective credit will be awarded.

 

CLEP Examinations

Min. Score

 

Sem. Hrs

UNCP Course Equiv.

Gen. Ed.

Algebra, College

50

3

MAT 1070

yes

American Government

50

3

PSPA 1010

yes

American Literature

50

3

ENG 2240

yes

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

ENG 2030

yes

Biology

50

3

BIO 1000

yes

Business Law, Introductory

50

3

BLAW 2150

no

Calculus

50

4

MAT 2210

yes

Chemistry

50

6

CHM 1300/1310

yes

English Composition with Essay

50

3

ENG 1050

yes

English Literature

50

3

ENG 2470

yes

Financial Accounting

50

3

ACC 2270

no

French

50

6

FRH 1310/1320

yes

French

62

12

FRH 1310/1320/2310/2320

yes

History of U.S. I, Early Colonizations to 1877

50

3

HST 1010

yes

History of U.S. II, 1865 to present

50

3

HST 1020

yes

Human Growth and Development

50

3

PSY 2050

no

Humanities

50

6

ART 2050 and
MUS 102
0

yes

German

50

6

GER 1310/1320

yes

German

63

12

GER 1310/1320/2310/2320

yes

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

DSC 1090

no

Macroeconomics, Principles of

50

3

ECN 2030

yes

Management, Principles of

50

3

MGT 3060

no

Marketing, Principles of

50

3

MKT 3120

no

Mathematics, College

50

3

MAT 1050

yes

Microeconomics, Principles of

50

3

ECN 2020

yes

Natural Sciences

50

6

BIO 1000 and
PHS 110
0

yes

Precalculus

50

4

MAT 1090

yes

Psychology, Introductory

50

3

PSY 1010

yes

Sociology, Introductory

50

3

SOC 1020

yes

Spanish

50

6

SPN 1310/1320

yes

Spanish

66

12

SPN 1310/1320/2310/2320

yes

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

50

3

elective

no

Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present

50

3

elective

no

                                                   

Students interested in information regarding CLEP testing centers should contact the College Board by:

phone:   (800) 257-9558; 

mail:     CLEP, P.O. Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600;

email:    clep@info.collegeboard.org; or

the net:             http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/scores.html

Incoming freshmen may also obtain this information from their high school counselors.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke participates in the Advanced Placement program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Credit may be earned in various subject matter areas. UNC Pembroke especially welcomes applicants with preparation in Advanced Placement courses. It awards University credit for such preparation according to the following table. For general information about Advanced Placement programs call 609-771-7300.

 

Subject

Req. Score

Hrs Granted

Course Equivalent

Art: History

3

3

Art 2050

Art: Studio Art: Drawing

3

3

Art 1320

Biology

3

4

Biology 1000, BIOL 1000

Chemistry

3

4

Chemistry 1300, 1100

Computer Science AB

3

3

Computer Science 1550

English Language/Comp.

3

3

English 1050

English Literature/Comp.

3

3

English 1050

French Language

3

3

French 2310

French Language

4

6

French 2310, 2320

French Literature

3

3

French 3210

French Literature

4

6

French 3210, 3220

History: American

3

3

History 1010

History: European

3

3

Gen. University Elective

History: World

3

3

History 1140

Mathematics: Calculus AB

3

4

Mathematics 2210

Mathematics: Calculus BC

3

4

Mathematics 2220

Music: Theory

4

4

Music 1140, MUSL 1140

Physics: B

3

6

Physics 1500, 1510

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

Physics 2000

Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

3

3

Physics 2010

Psychology

3

3

Psychology 1010

Spanish Language

3

3

Spanish 2310

Spanish Language

4

6

Spanish 2310, 2320

Spanish Literature

3

3

Spanish 3210

Spanish Literature

4

6

Spanish 3210, 3220

Statistics

3

3

Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice 3600 or Mathematics 2100

*Laboratory notebooks from AP courses will be examined to determine amount of credit.

 

 

PART‑TIME STUDENTS

A part‑time student is a student who is regularly admitted to UNC Pembroke and is registered for fewer than 12 semester hours of course work in a Fall or Spring Semester.

Students in a part‑time status taking seven or more semester hours are charged all fees; activity and tuition charge is based on the number of semester hours taken. Part‑time students taking four to six semester hours will pay a reduced student activity fee.

 

ESTHER G. MAYNOR HONORS COLLEGE

The Esther G. Maynor Honors College is designed to recognize outstanding students and to promote the scholarly growth of the students selected for the program by providing interdisciplinary educational opportunities that enhance the general curriculum. These opportunities are developed around a learning community of honors students and include selected general education courses, small interdisciplinary seminars, cultural and service programs, and shared residential facilities with other honors students.  The Esther G. Maynor Honors College offers an intellectually stimulating social environment; greater curricular flexibility; more personal contact and scholarly discussion with students and faculty from the various disciplines; and closer interaction with individual faculty members in the College.  Each Esther G. Maynor Honors College student prepares a senior project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  For program description, see Special Programs.

Program participants are selected on the basis of class rank, high school grades, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores or American College Testing (ACT) scores, and extra‑curricular and community achievements. Esther G. Maynor Honors College students are appointed by the Dean of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College upon the recommendation of the Honors College Council.

 

COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM

The College Opportunity Program is designed to admit a limited number of students who meet most, but not all, of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s regular admission standards. Students are selected on the basis of high school academic record, scholastic standing in the high school graduating class, and SAT or ACT scores. The application for admission should be filed as early as possible.

 Students enter the College Opportunity Program in the summer for a five‑week session, which includes freshman testing and courses designed to develop academic skills which will be necessary for the Fall Semester.   Students who successfully complete these summer courses are then eligible to continue in the Fall Semester. In the Fall and Spring Semesters, the student is allowed to register for 15 hours of academic courses. In addition, students meet regularly with the COP advisor for academic counseling.   Students who meet the University’s academic eligibility requirements and have successfully completed the College Opportunity Program (made a “C” or better in both ENG 1050 and ENG 1060) then continue at the University as other regularly admitted students. 

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