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The UNC System & the Gear Up Guarantee

The North Carolina system of public colleges and universities is one of the best in the country.  The 17 member institutions include:
  • Appalachian State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • UNC-Asheville
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • UNC-Greensboro
  • UNC-Pembroke
  • UNC School of the Arts
  • UNC-Wilmington
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston Salem State University
  • North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
You can read their institutional profiles and find links to their webpages by visiting the system's Institutions and Affiliates page.
The UNC System's Minimum Admission Requirements
In order to attend any of the UNC system schools, students must meet the minimum requirements detailed here. This link details course and testing requirements, but this PDF can be used to quickly reference required prerequisite classes.
The Gear Up Guarantee
The Gear Up Guarantee is a guaranteed admission program for Gear Up students.  All qualifying students are guaranteed admission to Appalachian State University if they meet the following requirements:
  • minimum weighted GPA of 3.5
  • meet the minimum admission and course requirements for the UNC system
  • successfully complete a background check.
Learn more about the application process, important dates, and required materials here: Gear Up Guarantee