Direct Admission International Student
Students who qualify for full degree-seeking status are able to take advantage of the International Direct process. Designed to help international students adjust and adapt to find greater success, the international direct process offers cultural, professional and linguistic support during your first year on campus. We will help you select and enroll in the right classes for your major.
Direct Admission students also have access to a dedicated career advisor who will provide classes, workshops and counseling to help prepare you for internships and eventual career success. We give you the tools to navigate the university experience and avoid many of the pitfalls that new international students often fall into.
- First-Year Program Length: 2 semesters
- Program Curriculum: Planned – almost all courses include domestic students
- Credits Earned Toward Degrees: 24-20+
- Progression Requirements: Standard progression
- Progression Into: Year 2 of degree
The International Student in the University
Carolina Core: Lab science course
Carolina Core: Math course
Carolina Core: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding (choose from three courses)
Carolina Core: English 101 Academic track course
The International Student in the University II
Carolina Core: History course
Carolina Core: Math course
Carolina Core: Art course
Carolina Core: English 102 Academic track course
- GPA Requirement: 3.0
- One of these scores:
- Minimum TOEFL®: 77 – no subscore below 18
- Minimum IELTS™: 6.5 – no subscore below 6.0
- Minimum Pearson Versant™: 69 – no subscore below 54
*Note that colleges may set higher minimums for consideration of admission to certain programs. Please refer to the college’s requirements for additional information.
|Event||Summer 2018||Fall 2018|
|Payment Deadline||May 9, 2018||August 3, 2018|
|Move-in Date||May 29, 2018||August 15, 2018|
|Program Start Date||May 30, 2018||August 16, 2018|
All dates may be subject to change.
|Fee||Entering Summer 2018||Entering Fall 2018||Entering Spring 2019|
|Tuition and Fees||$33,880||$33,880||TBA|
|Housing||$7,955 - $9,693||$7,372 - $10,483||TBA|
|Dining||N/A||$1,788 - $1,980||TBA|
|Total||$43,835 - $45,573||$45,040 - $48,343||TBA|
†Students in the Integrated Accelerator are required to pay college-specific fees that are assessed and vary by major ($200 – $1,800). These fees are not reflected in the estimate.
* Tuition is set by the University Board of Trustees each year and is subject to change. Tuition quoted represents 2016–17 pricing.
**Global Carolina fees include I-20 processing, airport pickup, tutoring as needed, signature student experiences, academic counseling and support, etc.
*** The health insurance provided is offered for Undergraduate Accelerator students only and is not the same as that offered by the university. Students will have access to the university health center.