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Frequently Asked Questions

1)  What are the admission requirements for students who are applying to NCWC?

Students who are applying to NCWC should have taken the following courses in high school as minimum standards:

  • 4 units in English
  • 3 units in Mathematics
  • 3 units in Science
  • 2 units in Social Studies

A student who has taken the above courses will need to submit the following materials: 

Please note that a student’s file will not be evaluated until we have received all of the above materials. 

2)  When is the deadline for submitting an application?

NCWC is on a rolling admissions system, meaning that we do not have an application deadline.  However, we encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as space is limited. 

3)  Do I need to submit an essay or recommendation letters?

Submitting an essay and recommendation letters are optional.  However, if you think that it will help you in the admissions process, then we strongly encourage you to submit these materials. 

4)  When should I expect to hear from you regarding my admissions status?

After we have received all of your application materials, your admissions counselor will evaluate your file within the next 24-48 hours.  Your admissions counselor will then call you and/or send you an email regarding your status.  If you have been accepted, then you should receive your acceptance packet in the mail within the next 7-10 business days

5)  Is there a minimum GPA and SAT/ACT score requirement to be admitted?

Typically, students should have a 2.3 GPA and an 800 SAT score or a 17 Composite score on the ACT to be regularly accepted into NCWC.  Students with a lower GPA should have a higher SAT/ACT score in order to be regularly accepted.  If a student does not meet any of the criteria, then the application will be reviewed by our Committee who will then decide if the student will be accepted or not.  The Committee may require the student to come in for an interview. 

6)  Do you count the Writing section on the SAT? 

No, we do not count the Writing section.  We only count the Critical Reading and the Math sections.

7)   What is the SAT School code for NCWC?


8)  What is the ACT School Code for NCWC?


9)  What are your scholarship opportunities?

NCWC offers academic scholarships based on a student's high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores.  To be eligible for an academic scholarship, a student would need at least a 2.5 GPA and a 900 SAT score or a 19 ACT composite score.  We also offer United Methodist Scholarships; scholarships for students who are interested in theater arts; and scholarships for students who are interested in being a part of the Wesleyan Singers.

10)  Do you offer athletic scholarships?

Unfortunately we do not.  Because we are part of the NCAA Division III, we are prohibited from giving athletic scholarships.

11)  What other types of financial aid are available?

Besides scholarships, the other types of financial aid that are available are grants, loans, and work study.  Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid.  Loans do not have to be repaid until after a student has graduated from college.  Work study is on campus employment that is planned around the student’s academic schedule.  Our Financial Aid department can determine what and how much you are eligible for based on the information that is on your FAFSA.

12)  What is the FAFSA and when should it be filled out?

The FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  It is a form that is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a college or university. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining grants, work study, and loan amounts.  The FAFSA can be filled out online at  There is no deadline to submit the FAFSA.  It is strongly recommended that you complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1.

13)  What is NCWC’s FAFSA code?


14)  I have questions about the FAFSA and/or the financial aid process.  Who should I contact?

If you have any questions regarding the FAFSA, please call the AdmissionsOffice 1-800-488-6292 and someone will direct you to the Financial Aid Department.  You can also email them at

15)  Does NCWC offer nursing as an academic major?

Unfortunately we do not offer nursing.  However, we do offer Biomedical Science for students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.  This is the same program as Pre-Med, just under a different name. 

16)  Can I receive credit for Advance Placement (AP) tests?

Yes, if you score a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP test, then you can receive credit. 

17)  Are freshmen allowed to have cars on campus?

Yes, freshmen are allowed to have cars. 

18)  What is the average class size at NCWC?

Our average student to faculty ratio is 15:1. 

19)  What academic resources are available?

We offer the following academic resources:

  • Peer and Professional Tutoring is available for every academic subject.
  • The Writing Center is available to assist students when they have writing assignments. 
  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions are avaialble, which targets historically difficult classes.  These sessions are lead by students who have taken the course and have done well in it. 
  • Disability Support Services
  • Personal Academic Coaching teaches students strategies to excel academically.

20) What does it mean that North Carolina Wesleyan is affiliated with The United Methodist Church?

In 1956, The United Methodist Church gave sanction and support to create a college in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. That college is North Carolina Wesleyan College. The College has enjoyed more than a fifty year history and is pleased to be associated with The United Methodist Church, subscribing to its long held belief in inclusion and meaningful exchange of ideas.

21) What athletics are offered at NCWC?

Men:  Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, and Tennis 

Women:  Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball.

22)  What type of area is Rocky Mount and what is there to do there?

Rocky Mount is an All-America Award winning city that is located off of Interstate 95 and about an hour east of Raleigh on U.S. Route 64.  There are sections of the city that are rural, other areas that are urban, and other areas that are suburban.  Rocky Mount has numerous museums, parks, and a sports complex which is one of the largest sports complexes on the eastern seaboard.  There is also a multi-plex movie theater, bowling alley, skating rink, arcade, numerous restaurants, and a mall which are all about a ten minute drive away from the college.  Our Dunn Center is located on campus which holds events such as concerts, orchestras, and comedy shows that are open to the students and the Rocky Mount community.      

23)  Is on campus housing guaranteed all 4 years?

No, campus housing is not guaranteed all 4 years.

24)  Can I live off campus?

Incoming and returning U.S. based students are allowed to live off campus only if they have earned 56 or more credit hours and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. In addition, any student living with a parent or guardian within 50 miles of campus can apply for permission to live off campus. 

For more information concerning the requirements for international students living off campus, please e-mail Jessie Langley, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life at

25)  What procedures does NCWC have in place to ensure students’ safety?

There are several steps that we take to make sure that students are safe on campus.  Our campus security is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  They can be reached anytime on their phone.  There is also an Escort Service that is available from 5:00 pm – 8:00 am for people walking to and from facilities and parking lots.  If a crisis was to ever occur on campus or near campus, we have an Emergency Response Plan that will set off the campus-wide siren.  If the student has provided their cell phone number to the Office of Student Affairs, then they will receive a voicemail message with information about the emergency situation and how to respond.