REG 02.10.04 – Identification and Performance Monitoring of Selected Students Requiring Special Consideration for Admissions

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: November 3, 2003. Last Revised: September 10, 2019.

Related Policies: 
UNC Policy Manual 700.1.1.1 [R] – Regulations on Minimum Undergraduate Admission Requirements
UNC Policy Manual 1100.1 – Intercollegiate Athletics

Contact Info: Vice-Provost for Enrollment Management and Services (919-513-2134)

1. Introduction

This regulation establishes NC State University’s (NC State) minimum undergraduate admissions requirements, the criteria for identifying students who will be subject to special monitoring and reporting, and the reporting and process review.


2.1 Undergraduate Students in General
The minimum requirements for undergraduate admission consideration at NC State are:

2.1.1. Fulfillment of all UNC-System Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) unless specifically waived according to Board of Governors criteria;

2.1.2. A minimum cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better (Freshman Only);

2.1.3. Attainment of a high school diploma (Freshman Only);

2.1.4. Demonstration of proficiency in English at a level necessary to be successful in an undergraduate program. If not from a country where English is the official or commonly spoken language, this requirement is met through TOEFL, IELTS, or another appropriate measure deemed acceptable by the NC State Undergraduate Admissions Committee (Admissions Committee); and

2.1.5. The support of the Admissions Committee or other academic unit and appropriate academic support program by which the student will be served.

2.2 Student Athletes

In addition to the above requirements, student athletes admitted as first-year students must be determined to qualify for initial eligibility by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Transfers who were non-qualifiers upon graduation from high school must have completed an associate of arts or associate of science degree.


3.1 Students Subject to Special Monitoring
Enrolled students meeting one or more of the following criteria will be subject to special monitoring:

3.1.1 Received additional consideration for admission based upon the recommendation of an NC State academic or administrative unit.

3.1.2 Deemed by the responsible academic support provider to have reasonable chance for academic success at NC State given available support services.

3.1.3 Meet two or more of the following:

a. Are in the bottom half of their high school graduating class;
b. Have a total SAT Test score less than 980 or ACT Composite score less than 18;
c. Have an SAT Writing and Language Test score less than 470 or a combined ACT (English + Reading) score less than 33;
d. Have SAT Math Test score less than 460 or an ACT Math score less than 17; or
e. Have a high school GPA less than 2.5.

3.1.4. Granted a waiver for UNC-System minimum admissions requirements or the NC State Minimum Admissions Requirements.

3.2. Reporting and Review

3.2.1. Students subject to special monitoring will be closely monitored by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs and appropriate academic support units. The academic progress of these students will be reported to the chair of the Admissions Committee, the Board of Trustees, and the Office of the President each academic year.

3.2.2. The Admissions Committee will be convened annually to review admissions and performance data on students covered by this section 3 and will advise the Director of Admissions regarding appropriate adjustments to the future admissions consideration of applicants in this category.