Criteria For High School Seniors

***Applications are no longer being accepted for students entering NC State in Fall 2017. ***

We seek to enroll a class of approximately 400 students. Students who meet two of the three following criteria will receive information about how to apply to join the University Scholars Program:

  1. 1350 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only) or 30 on the ACT Composite
  2. 4.75 weighted GPA or 3.8 unweighted GPA
  3. Rank in the top 5% of high school class

Additional criteria may be used to encourage diversity and inclusion per the University’s strategic plan.  We encourage interested and self-motivated students who do not meet the criteria listed above to contact Sarah Beth May ( to obtain application materials.

Application Timeline:

Prospective student invitations correspond with the Office of Admissions notification dates. Students are issued a deadline to complete their application materials based on their invitation date.  An invitation to apply will be sent electronically to admitted students who meet the criteria during the week of February 6, 2017.

The deadline to submit an application for the University Scholars Program is Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Applicants will be notified of their status on April 1, 2017.