High School Graduation (College Prep Diploma)
Grade 9-12 Subject Units Required
English -- 4 units
Foreign Language -- 2 units
Mathematics -- 4 units
Science -- 3 units
Social Studies -- 3 units
Health & Physical Education -- 1 unit
Electives -- 4 units
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** These requirements are established by the North Carolina State Board of Education; local public school boards of education usually require additional units for graduation.
BASIC SUBJECTS TRADITIONALLY TAUGHT IN PRIVATE ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOLS
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Minimum Admissions Requirements at the 16 Institutions of the University of North Carolina
For the class of 2006 and beyond, the following courses are required for admission -- in addition to an institution's own specific requirements:
"Course units" as defined in these requirements may include those high school level courses taken and passed by an applicant after graduating from high school, as well as those taken while enrolled as a high school student.
FOR SOME TRANSFER STUDENTS AND STUDENTS WHO GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL PRIOR TO 1990 SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE.
Individual constituent institutions may require other courses
High school students should take the ACT or SAT either in their junior year or in the fall of their senior year. Scores are forwarded directly to the admissions officer of the campus applied to by the agency which administers the test. Students unable to pay the fee for the test may request through their high school counselor a waiver.
In reviewing applications, admissions officers consider applicants' high school courses taken and grades received, class rank or grade point average, ACT or SAT scores, extracurricular activities and recommendations. For all freshman entering the UNC system in the fall of 2009 and thereafter, new statewide minimum admissions requirements for high school GPAs as well as SAT and ACT scores apply.
For transfer students, requirements for admission usually include a transcript from high school and each former college attended, eligibility to return to the institution last attended, "C" cumulative average grade on all work attempted at other colleges and an application fee.
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