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: Flexible
- Credits Earned Toward Degrees: 24-30+
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||Spring 2019||Summer 2019|
|Application Deadline||December 10, 2018||April 29, 2019|
|Payment Deadline||December 26, 2018||May 14, 2019|
|Move-in Date||January 8, 2019||May 28, 2019|
|Program Start Date||January 9, 2019||May 29, 2019|
All dates may be subject to change.
|Fee||Entering Spring 2019||Entering Summer 2019|
|Housing||$7,525 - $12,112||$7,525 - $12,112|
|Dining||$3,684 - $4,078||N/A|
|Total||$47,800 - $52,781||$44,800 - $49,222|
Note: Fees include technology fee, lab fees, immigration fees, application, orientation and testing fees; cultural and academic support
Department-specific fees are charged for Direct Admission students who are enrolled in many majors and vary from $200 to $1500 per semester.
Pre-sessional tuition is charged for each semester enrolled and includes all fees; insurance, housing and dining listed are full year prices.
Housing: Shared housing is not available in the summer semester. Price quoted includes a move to a single room for the summer
Dining: No dining plan is available for summer semester; amount listed covers only fall or spring semesters.