Although the majority of the students attending Campbell are from the Southeastern United States, approximately all fifty states and forty foreign countries are represented on campus at any given time.
Selection for admission involves several considerations and may include grade point average (GPA), course selection, class rank, test scores, extracurricular activities, and recommendations.
A student may obtain an application to Campbell University from:
In order to be admitted for freshman-level study, a student must meet specific requirements. To learn more about these requirements, visit https://www.campbell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/application/
The Application Process for Freshman Admission:
- Complete and submit an application for admission.
- Request an official high school transcript from your school(s). The transcript must show, at minimum, the completion of 11th grade.
- Request an official college transcript, if applicable.
- Submit SAT/ACT scores to the Undergraduate Admissions Office, if applicable.
- Applicants will be notified of an admission decision after the Undergraduate Admissions Office receives all required documents and the applicant’s file is complete.
Procedures for Transfers and Non-Traditional Admission:
Transfer/ Non-Traditional Admissions will include campus transfers, returning students, second bachelor (degree seeking), special students (visiting/non-degree seeking) and traditional transfer students.
An applicant is considered a transfer student if they complete college credit hours after their official high school graduation date (with the exception of courses taken between high school graduation and college matriculation). This would, however, exclude any courses which are considered foundational or developmental. Campbell University does not require a minimum number of hours in order to apply for transfer admission. Transfer students must be in good academic and social standing at the school from which they are transferring.
The Application Process
- Complete and submit an application for admission.
- Request an official college transcript from each post-secondary institution(s)
- Request an official (final) high school transcript or GED results be sent if less than 12 college level credits were earned*
- If applicable, submit military transcripts. Copy 4 of the Form DD 214 will need to be sent.
Request all documents be sent to:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
P.O. Box 546
Buies Creek, NC 27506
Once all documents required to complete your admission file are received, a decision will be sent. Admission is on a rolling cycle, so there are no application deadlines. The sooner one applies, the better, to ensure timely completion of financial aid award package.
*Transfer Students and Second Bachelor degree seeking students, who have completed 12+ credit hours from an accredited college, are not required to provide a high school transcript or general educational development tests (GED) certificate.
A transfer student will be considered on the basis of their overall college record. Work attempted and/or completed at the two-year institutions may receive up to 64 hours of credit. Transfer students from four-year institutions will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis for credit. The final 32 hours of a degree must be taken at Campbell University.
Students who previously attended Campbell and either withdrew from the University after the start of the semester or were not enrolled at Campbell during the most recent semester will be required to re-apply for admission to return to Campbell University. All previously submitted supplemental items will be on file, so there is no need to submit these items again. If a student has attended any other college or university during their absence, the official transcript must be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office prior to being reviewed for admission.
Campus Transfer Students:
If one has attended any of Campbell University’s satellite campuses, they will need to complete an application to be considered for admission to Campbell’s main campus. All supplemental items should be on file with the Registrar’s Office. These items do not need to be requested or sent again. If the supplemental items are required and not on file, they will need to be submitted.
Attending an extended campus does not guarantee admission to main campus.
Special (Visiting/Non-degree seeking) Students
One is considered a Special Student if they are applying with the intention of taking a few classes for reasons other than completing a bachelor’s degree from Campbell University’s Main Campus. Special Students are not required to submit any supplemental items upon initial decision. However, depending on the course, some departments will require an official transcript, to make sure a student has completed the necessary prerequisites, in order to enroll in a particular course.
Procedures for Accepted Students
Submit the $250.00 enrollment deposit online. This deposit secures a space in the classroom and allows access to the housing application. This deposit is refundable with a written request made prior to May 1, for students enrolling in the fall and by December 1, for students enrolling in the spring. The deposit is not a fee; it will be credited toward the student’s tuition charges on their business office account.
Following the payment of the enrollment deposit, a notification from Magnus Health is sent via a personal email account. Instructions on how to complete and submit medical information is included. For questions about health records, contact Student Health Services at 910-893-1561. You will find more information under “Complete Your Medical Forms” https://www.campbell.edu/health-center/patient-resources/students/.
Residence Life is notified weekly of enrollment deposits. Emails will be sent directly by Residence Life periodically regarding the housing process.
- Upon graduation from high school, request a final official transcript confirming, completion of all the required courses and that a diploma was earned. Dual-enrolled or early college students must request an official college transcript be sent, as well. Transfer students must submit a final transcript with work completed post acceptance.
Admissions Requirements/Procedures for International Students:
- Complete the electronic application located at www.campbell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/international
- Submit a complete set of original or certified academic records (preferably translated, if not originally in English).
- Submit required test scores(s) to demonstrate English proficiency. TOEFL score of 61 (CBT), IELTS score of 5.5, Duolingo English Test score of 90, SAT score of 430 on the EBRW section, or an ACT score of 16 on both the English and Reading sections.
- Submit a passport copy.
- Submit a bank statement showing sufficient liquid funding for one academic year.
- Submit a completed Visa Clearance form (for U.S. transfer students only).
- Submit copies of Visa, most recent I-94, and current I-20 (for U.S. transfer students only).
Procedures for Accepted International Students
- Submit the $1000.00 enrollment deposit and enrollment card online at www.campbell.edu/admissions/accepted-students/enrollment-deposits/ Upon receipt of the enrollment deposit, the Residence Life office will be notified and when housing information is distributed, an email will be sent regarding the housing process. This deposit secures a spot in the enrolling class. The deposit is not a fee; it will be credited toward the student’s tuition charges on their student account.
- Following the payment of the enrollment deposit, an email from Magnus Health will be sent to the student’s University email account. Instructions on how to complete and submit information will be detailed in the email. Any questions regarding student health records, may be directed to Student Health Services at 01-910-893-1561. More information may be found at www.campbell.edu/accepted and on the Health Center’s Website at https://www.campbell.edu/health-center/patient-resources/students/
- Pay the I-901 fee (USCIS), at http://www.fmjfee.com (upon receiving the I-20 (F-1 students only)).
- Schedule an appointment with a Consular at the local American Consulate/Embassy to secure a Visa.
- Once secured, notify the International Admissions Office of the anticipated arrival date.
- Once in the country and at Campbell University, students must report to the International Admissions Office within 48 hours of arrival on campus.
Procedures for Enrolled International Students:
- Carry a full-time course-load as defined by his/her specific program.
- Obtain approval from the International Admissions Office before withdrawing from a class.
- Obtain approval for all off-campus employment at least 3 weeks prior to employment.
- Report to the International Admissions Office at the beginning of each semester within 48 hours of arrival to verify personal contact information and USCIS documents.
- File state and federal taxes, annually.
- Purchase health insurance through the University.
- Pay University bill by established deadlines.
Official Enrollment: A student is officially enrolled by a) acceptance and notification from the Undergraduate Admissions Office, b) making satisfactory financial arrangements with the Bursar’s Office, and c) registration at the appropriate time. The University reserves the right to reject or rescind any application without explanation.
The University reserves the right to rescind any applicant’s decision before the start of classes, if the following occurs:
- There is a change in the condition or status of any information provided by the applicant and would have been basis for denial of admission if known at the time of processing the application;
- Any information provided by an applicant proves to be untrue at the time of its submission on the application.
Accepted: Admitted as a freshman, transfer or special student.
Deferred: The Undergraduate Admissions Office requires additional documents in order to review an applicant’s file for a final admission decision. The required documents will be listed in the applicant’s deferral letter.
Denial: Campbell University reserves the right to deny an applicant at any time for any reason, to include post acceptance for providing false information on their application, or events subsequent to admission which would have been a basis of denial prior to acceptance. Students who are denied may appeal the decision to Post Office Box 546, Buies Creek, NC 27506. The Admissions Committee will be the final authority.
Advanced and College Credit Earned by High School Students
Campbell University will accept credits on a course-by-course basis from all regionally accredited two or four-year colleges. Dual Enrolled, Early College, or Middle College students must submit an official college transcript from the credit-granting institution. The Registrar’s Office will only evaluate college credits using an official college transcript. College credit cannot be evaluated using a high school transcript.
High school students, age 16+, may take courses for credit at Campbell University with approval of the Admissions Committee.
For specific information on International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), DANTES/CLEP and Excelsior College Examinations, please see the Registrar’s section of the catalog or website at https://www.campbell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/transfer-student/transfer-creditcourse-descriptions/ for details.
Mid-Year Enrollments for High School Students
Seniors in high school completing their diploma requirements mid-year may enroll at Campbell University for the spring semester provided the student presents the appropriate documentation. An example of appropriate documentation includes, but is not limited to, a statement from the student’s high school counselor indicating the student has met all the requirements for graduation, however, the diploma will be presented during the graduation exercises at a future date.
Break in Enrollment
Students who find themselves in a position to withdraw from the university after the start of the semester will be required to re-apply for admission to return to Campbell University. If a student has attended any other college or university during their absence, the official transcript(s) must be submitted prior to an acceptance decision being made. Students leaving Campbell University with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA will have these courses held in escrow until the time their GPA reaches the required 2.0 minimum, if admissible.
Admission of Veterans, Military and Other Eligible Persons
This institution is approved under the provisions of Title 38 and Title 10, United States Code for enrollment of veterans, military, and other eligible persons for programs approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency. All interested personnel should consult with the certifying official at 1-800-334-4111, extension 1294, or look at the VA page on the website at www.campbell.edu. If interested in an extended program site (AOE: Raleigh, Fort Liberty & Pope, Camp Lejeune, CU Online), call the VA certifying official at that campus.
The University will evaluate military records for college credit, without charge, to determine the amount of credit earned for nontraditional schooling, and military experience and training, if the student applies for admission and is accepted as a degree-seeking student at the University.
For additional information, contact the Veterans Affairs Office, Campbell University, Post Office Box 36, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506.
Summer School Students from Other Institutions
Students from another institution enrolling at Campbell University for a summer session should secure a statement certifying approval of such plans and listing approved courses from the proper official at the school to which the credit will be transferred.
Adult & Online Education (AOE) Admissions Requirements
Campbell University Adult & Online Education, is an equal-opportunity educational institution, and, as a matter of policy, does not discriminate in its admissions policy on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. Admissions to the campuses located on military campuses may be impacted by base agreements (preference to active duty members, for example.) For clarification on current policies regarding this, please contact the campus you are interested in directly.
AOE Application Process
Applicants are required to submit their application online by going to aoe.campbell.edu and clicking on APPLY NOW, then APPLY TODAY.
Applications from financial aid portals including, but not limited to Army TA Portal, Academic Institution (AI) Portal, etc.; will not be considered as an application to any of Campbell University campuses; interested individuals using these electronic financial aid portals are required to complete a Campbell University Adult & Online Education application to be considered for admittance.
Steps to Begin
- Complete online application
- Send official transcripts from each institution attended
- application decision
- unofficial evaluation
- site specific counseling
2. FINANCIAL AID ( FAFSA school code 002913)
- Complete free FAFSA application
- Contact FA/TA/VA Counselors (site specific counselors) to discuss what documentation is needed if you are planning on using military benefits.
3. REGISTER FOR CLASSES AND OBTAIN COURSE MATERIALS
- Receive login credentials for Campbell systems (email, Blackboard™, Student Self Service)
- Register with your counselor, including taking COSU-100 your first session.
- Purchase required textbook and materials (find course requirements in Student Self Service)
* Other site specific information and requirements may be applicable
All individuals may apply for entrance to any session of a calendar year as early as one academic year before the beginning of the session.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma and demonstrate the ability to be successful at the University level. This includes, but is not limited to, prior successful college experience. Applicants may be required to submit scores from the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) which will be used as a partial basis for admission. Applicants whose native language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Applicants who have a high school diploma or high school equivalency and did not take the SAT or ACT or whose scores fall below the minimal acceptable standard for entry may be required to take an assessment test to measure their Math and English aptitude prior to course placement. These scores will be the basis for placement in the appropriate English and/or Math courses.
Students must attend at least one session a year (rolling year) to remain active students. If a student goes inactive, they must reapply to the University.
AOE Admission of Visiting/Special Students
Individuals from other institutions of higher education interested in completing classes with Campbell University Adult & Online Education are required to complete an electronic application and select “No Degree – Special Student Status Requested” degree program. No Degree – Special Student Status Requested will allow the accepted individual to complete classes, but not receive a degree from Campbell University. If interested in completing the degree with Campbell University Adult & Online Education or extending past one (1) year Visiting Student Status, the individual will need to complete a new application and meet all admissions requirements. A No Degree - Special Student Status is valid for one (1) academic year from date submitted.
Each campus has unique policies and procedures which govern the Special Undergraduate Program. Please speak with an admissions counselor at the campus to which you are applying for these policies and procedures.
AOE Admission Decisions
Admission of All Students: “Whole Person” Criteria
Campbell University Adult & Online Education considers students on the “whole person” concept. The entire academic record is reviewed and evaluated. The university may request additional documents for evaluation for admission.
A degree completion plan will be developed by each adult student and their academic adviser to assist with course selection. Students are strongly encouraged to monitor their completion plan by utilizing Student Self Service.
Campbell University Adult & Online Education reserves the right to deny an applicant at any time for any reason. Students who are denied may appeal the decision to the Dean of Adult & Online Education, P.O. Box 265, Buies Creek, NC 25706. The Dean of Adult & Online Education will be the final authority.