ADMISSIONS: How to Apply

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Admission To The College

Louisburg College welcomes students with the academic preparation and motivation to successfully complete a college degree program. Students who do not fully meet admissions requirements but show potential for success at the College may be offered conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students may be required to register for specified courses, and/or successfully complete course work during the summer prior to their enrollment at the College. Both first year and transfer applicants will be required to take placement tests and will be placed in courses according to test results.

Prospective students may contact the Office of Admissions by telephone (800) 775-0208 or (919) 496-2521. The Admissions Office may also be reached by e-mail at or by fax at (919) 496-1788.

Requirements for Admission

Freshmen Applicants

United States residents who have not previously attended college are required to submit a completed application for admission, an application fee of $25.00, official transcripts from all high schools attended, and SAT or ACT scores. Generally, high school graduates who are in good standing are considered academically eligible for admission provided they have: a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale (C average or better), and a composite score of 800 or higher on the SAT examination (17 or higher on the ACT). Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be considered for admission on a conditional basis by the Admissions Committee.

Although not required, we strongly recommend that students preparing for admission to Louisburg complete the following high school courses:

Course Instructional Emphasis
English (4) In English, four course units emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature;
Mathematics (3) In mathematics, three course units including Algebra I, Algebra II, and geometry, or a higher level mathematics course for which Algebra II is a prerequisite;
Science (3) In science, three course units including
- at least one unit in a life or biological science (for example, biology)
- at least one unit in a physical science (for example, physical science, chemistry, physics), and
- at least one laboratory course;
Social Studies (3) In social studies, two course units including one unit in U.S. History; and
Foreign Language (2) In foreign language, two courses in one language.

Transfer Applicants

An applicant who wishes to transfer from another college/university must meet Louisburg College's general admissions requirements. The student must provide official transcripts from all high schools attended and provide official transcripts from colleges/universities previously attended. Students should be eligible to return to the college/university from which transfer is sought. Transfer applicants must also provide a Dean's Evaluation from each college/university attended.

Up to 32 semester hours of transfer or examination credit can be granted toward a Louisburg College degree. Credits will be accepted only for classes that a grade of "C" or higher was received from regionally accredited institutions. Transfer credit for CLEP, advanced placement, and/or DANTES will be evaluated according to the College's established policies if such credit appears on official transcripts as credit previously earned. The final decision on the acceptability of such credit is reserved by the College. Transfer applicants shall be admitted in good standing provided all requirements have been met and they have attained a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) required of Louisburg College students. Applicants with less than the minimum GPA will be considered for conditional admission.

For additional information concerning the transfer of academic credit, students may obtain a copy of Standards and Procedures for Transfer of Academic Credit from the Registrar's Office.

Non-Accredited Institutions: Credits from established four- or two-year national or international institutions not accredited by regional or national accrediting agencies will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Re-Admission of Former Students

Students who discontinued attendance at Louisburg College for one semester or more, not including the summer term, must apply for readmission. If they have attended another institution during the interim, they must have official transcripts mailed directly to the Admissions Office.

Former students in good academic and social standing may be admitted upon submission of the appropriate forms and review by the Admissions Committee. Students not in good academic and/or social standing must petition the Admissions Committee for readmission. The petition must be sent to the Office of Admissions and must show good cause why such readmission should be permitted. Students suspended for academic reasons may petition for readmission after remaining out of school for at least one semester. The summer term does not count towards meeting this suspension requirement.

The record of students who have been readmitted in full-time status* after an absence of four or more consecutive semesters will be evaluated as follows: only grades of D or better earned in previous enrollments will be combined with all grades earned after readmission to compute graduation eligibility.

*Or have completed 12 semester hours as a part-time student at Louisburg College.

Post-Graduate Enrollment

Students desiring to continue enrollment after completion of graduation requirements must apply for readmission and be accepted by the Admissions Committee.

Special Admissions Programs

Louisburg College, in cooperation with local high schools, offers Joint Enrollment and Early Admission for students who have completed the junior year of high school. These programs are designed to encourage students who have demonstrated outstanding academic potential to enter the College and begin college-level work prior to completing requirements for high school graduation.

The College grants full credit for college level courses completed under these programs, but high school officials may or may not accept the credits to meet graduation requirements. Students should consult their principal and/or counselor to determine the courses which satisfy those requirements.

Students considering applying for either of these programs should take the SAT or ACT during their junior year in high school. Students planning to enroll during the summer term immediately following completion of the junior year should submit a transcript showing work completed through the first semester of the junior year. A supplementary transcript showing their balance of high school course work should be submitted at the end of the term.

Applications will be considered on an individual basis, and a personal interview may be required. Applicants may obtain application materials and additional information from their high school counselor or from the Office of Admissions. Specific requirements for admission are discussed below.

Joint Enrollment

This program is designed for students who have completed their junior year of high school and who, in the opinion of their high school principal or counselor, have the aptitude and maturity to be concurrently enrolled in high school and college.

Applicants to this program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Follow the same procedures as freshmen applicants. "Joint Enrollment" should be written across the top of the application form.

  2. Be recommended by their high school principal or counselor. The principal or counselor recommending the student should submit appropriate course recommendations to the Office of Admissions and a copy of the student's high school transcript.

  3. Have a 3.00 average on academic work completed through the junior year, and achieve a combined verbal and quantitative score of 950 on the SAT or composite score of 19 on the ACT with a verbal score of not less than 480 and eligibility for college level mathematics courses.

  4. Secure written parental/guardian consent to participate in the program.

  5. Be on track to complete the college preparatory curriculum as outlined earlier in the admissions requirements.

Early Admissions

This program is designed for qualified students who, based upon the combined judgments of high school and Louisburg College officials, have demonstrated a level of academic maturity which would enable them to pursue a full-time course of study at Louisburg College following the completion of their junior year of high school.

Applicants to this program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Follow the same procedures as freshmen applicants. "Early Admission Program" should be written across the top of the application form.

  2. Be recommended by their high school principal or counselor. If the applicant's high school will allow credit earned in this program to be accepted toward fulfillment of graduation requirements, the student should consult with his/her principal and/or counselor to determine the courses in which he/she should enroll to satisfy those requirements. The principal or counselor recommending the student should submit a copy of the course recommendations and the student's high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.

  3. Have a 3.00 average of academic course work completed through the junior year and a combined verbal and quantitative score of 850 on the SAT or a composite score of 19 on the ACT with a verbal score of not less than 400.

  4. Secure written parental/guardian consent to participate in the program.

  5. Be on track to complete the college preparatory curriculum as outlined earlier in the admissions requirements.

International Students

Louisburg College welcomes qualified students from throughout the world. International students may obtain and submit applications by postal mail or e-mail. In addition to the completed application and the application fee of $50.00, international students are required to provide official transcripts from all secondary schools, colleges, and universities attended. If transcripts are in a language other than English, certified English translations must be attached.

Evaluation of international students is on an individual basis. International students must also submit proof of English proficiency as demonstrated by a score of at least 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a score of at least 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a composite score of 800 or higher on the SAT examination (17 or higher on the ACT), successful completion of an intensive English language program, and/or graduation from a secondary school in which English is the primary language of instruction.

The College normally sends letters of admission and I-20 forms by mail. International students who wish to have an admission letter and I-20 form sent by a commercial air delivery service such as UPS, Federal Express or DHL must submit an additional fee of $50.00 with their applications.

International students are required to submit payment for a full year of study prior to arriving at Louisburg College. This payment may be made by cash, Master Card, Visa or through a wire transfer of funds. For wire transfers, please contact First Citizens Bank.

Louisburg Learning Partners - Admission Requirements*

  • Secure admittance to Louisburg College.
  • Submit current documentation with a learning disability diagnosis based upon at least an average intelligence quotient.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from a counselor or teacher that addresses academic strengths and areas of concern as well as commitment to learning and intellectual curiosity.
  • Complete a personal statement of learning styles and strategies.
  • Participate in an on-campus family interview to discuss goals and expectations.

*Note:Students are encouraged to begin their application process to the Learning Partners Program at the same time as application to Louisburg College.

Special Notes

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants for fall semester should apply by August 1, applicants for spring semester should apply by December 1, and applicants for the summer term should apply by May 15.

An applicant's file is not complete until all fore mentioned documents have been submitted and:

  • For freshmen applicants, a final high school transcript showing graduation date.
  • For transfer applicants, official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
  • For readmission candidates, official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended since leaving Louisburg.
  • For GED applicants, official copies of the GED scores.

The College reserves the right to admit or deny admission to any applicant based upon the College's established policies and standards.

Enrollment Deposit

First-time students who have been approved for admission to Louisburg College are required to send in an advance deposit of $200 for residents or $100 for commuting students to complete the admissions procedures. Prompt submission of the deposit is to the student's advantage since freshman housing and class registration priorities are established by using the date of receipt of the deposit. The advance deposit should be submitted to the college as soon as the student has been accepted and has decided to attend Louisburg College.

Returning students are encouraged to submit their deposits as early as possible. Timely submission of this non-refundable deposit ensures the student of retaining his/her pre-registration status and priority housing consideration. If a student is ruled academically ineligible to return, a full refund is made.

Space reservations and other priority considerations are good only until the due date of the Business Manager's statement of semester fees. If financial settlement has not been made with the Business Office by the due date shown on the statement, the College reserves the right to grant another student the space in the class.

Medical Records

Each prospective student must return a questionnaire concerning his or her health history prior to enrollment. Records of medical examinations will be consulted when questions arise concerning the amount of curricular and extracurricular work and physical activity the student can undertake. North Carolina General Statute 130A-155.1 states that no person shall attend a college or university, excluding students attending night classes only, or students matriculating in off-campus courses, or students taking a course load of four credit hours or less and residing off campus, unless a certificate of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, red measles (rubeola) and rubella is presented to the college or university on or before the first day of matriculation. The Louisburg College student health questionnaire provides students with a convenient method of certifying their immunization history. Failure to file the required certification of immunization will result in students being withdrawn from classes. Students will receive no credit or grades for their courses. There will be no refunds.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Louisburg College is committed to the equal opportunity of education and employment and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or sexual preference, national origin, age, or disability. Moreover, the College does not discriminate in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by applicable Federal laws and regulations.

Louisburg College supports the protection available to members of its community under all applicable Federal laws, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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