Saint Augustine's University

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Saint Augustine’s University admissions policies are consistent with the mission of the institution and do not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees, based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.  In addition, Saint Augustine’s University seeks to promote a multi-national and multi-racial student population by recruiting and enrolling students without regard to race, gender or ethnicity.


Admission requirements are listed below for those seeking admission into the freshman class, students seeking admission with transferable undergraduate credits, those seeking re-admission, and those seeking admission as international students. Students are admitted for the Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer Sessions. Early submission of applications and other credentials is encouraged. Requests for applications and other requests should be directed to:


Admissions Office

Saint Augustine’s University

1315 Oakwood Avenue

Raleigh, NC 27610-2298



A non-refundable application fee must accompany the completed application.  

Notification of Acceptance


The College practices “rolling admission,” however, highly encourages applicants to submit their information by the recommended application deadlines:


Application Deadlines:

·         Fall Semester                         August 1

·         Spring Semester                    December 1

·         Summer Semester                June 1



Admission decisions are made upon receipt of a completed admission package (application, application fee or fee waiver, official transcript(s), standardized test scores).  Reviews are done in order of which completed packages are received. Faxed transcripts cannot be accepted as official documents and will not be reviewed.

Admission into the Freshman Class

Acceptance into the freshman class is generally based upon the applicant’s academic record, SAT and/or ACT, and other supporting documentation illustrating the potential of the student. The College’s SAT code is 5596 and the ACT code is 3152. Admission to the University does not guarantee acceptance into any particular academic program. Each individual department furnishes acceptance guidelines for their respective areas.  Students who are 24 years old or older may be exempt from some freshman requirements and may not be required to submit standardized test scores.




Academic requirements are as follows:

An official transcript from an approved or accredited high school illustrating that the applicant is scheduled for graduation during the current scholastic year or submission of General Education Development (GED) scores indicating probable success in college is required.


SAU recognizes the GED high school equivalency certificate/diploma.  Additional documents may be required for GED recipients. 


All final transcripts submitted after graduation must bear the signature and/or seal of the official authorized to sign such records. Once submitted, transcripts become the property of the institution and will not be forwarded or returned to the student.


The minimum units required for admission are as follows:


English                  4 units (3 units must be complete and 1 in progress)

Mathematics          3 units (1 unit must be Algebra I)

Science                 3 units

Social Science       2 units

Electives               10 units


Applicants must also provide a Criminal Background check to the Office of Admissions.  The Office of Admissions does not require Recommendation letters for admission to the University.  However, we will be happy to consider any documents you may wish to submit in support of your application. 


Recommendation letters may be required for students interested in scholarship consideration.


Saint Augustine’s University welcomes applications from students transferring from other accredited two-year or four-year institutions. Saint Augustine’s University has articulation agreements with several community colleges. Applications for admissions may be considered if the transfer student:


1)    Has completed 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours;

2)    Is not presently on social or academic suspension at the last or current school of attendance;

3)    Has at least a cumulative grade point average of a C or better (2.0).


Transfer students who have attended another accredited college but have earned less than twenty-four (24) semester hours of transferable credit must meet all freshman requirements listed above.  Applications from transfer students cannot be considered until all credentials are received from all other institutions previously attended. Transfer students must complete and submit the Transfer Approval form stating that the student is of good standing and honorable dismissal from the last school attended or the current school attending.


A transfer student’s academic level is based on the number of accepted credit hours from the institution(s) he/she previously attended. Although the Admissions Office makes the initial review of courses taken at other institutions, the official evaluation for transfer credit is done by the Registrar and eligible transfer credit is posted on the student’s Saint Augustine’s University transcript. Evaluation of the transcript is conducted on a course by course basis by the Department Chair and School Dean in the discipline in which the intended major is located to determine if completed coursework is applicable toward fulfillment of graduation requirements in the student’s major. The evaluation of a transcript is not official until the credits have been accepted by the Registrar and recorded on the student’s transcript at Saint Augustine’s University as transfer credit.


Only comparable college-level courses in which the student has earned grades of “C” or better are accepted as transfer credit. A transfer student is expected to conform to the academic requirements of Saint Augustine’s University that are current at the time of his/her enrollment at the university. All Transformative Education Program (TEP) requirements, as well as, all current requirements in the major listed in the catalog in effect at the time the student transfers must be met.  All students in a baccalaureate degree program are required to complete the final 25% of semester hours of academic credit toward the degree in residence at Saint Augustine’s University.  Additionally, the student should be enrolled at the University during the year in which the degree is granted. The maximum number of transfer credits that may be accepted from all previous colleges or universities is ninety (90). In order to graduate with honors a transfer student must have earned a minimum of sixty (60) credits while continuously enrolled in Saint Augustine’s University.

International Students

Saint Augustine’s University welcomes applications from international students. They are expected to meet the same requirements as other students under the new freshman or transfer student classification. In addition, all international students must:


  • Show proficiency in written and oral English usage. If English is not the first language of communication, send official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores to the Admissions Office.
  • Provide notarized statement(s) certifying the source of all financial resources to be utilized to cover the cost of tuition.
  • Have all transcripts translated and evaluated into English by an independent agency, such as World Educational Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).
  • Submit a copy of your Visa and Passport


International Student Application Deadlines:


·         Fall Semester              July 1

·         Spring Semester         Novemeber 1


The Registrar’s Office will issue the I-20 after the applicant has been admitted to the institution. The University has no financial aid for international students and permission to work is usually not granted by the Department of Homeland Security.


Students may experience an interruption of continuous enrollment for various reasons. If attendance is interrupted for any reason, an application for re-admission must be completed with the Admissions Office before a student can register for classes. Students who attend another institution while separated from the university must submit all official transcripts before being readmitted to the university. 


Students out longer than five years will have to pay an application fee to be readmitted.


Re-Admission after suspension or after an incomplete semester, whether caused by withdrawal or suspension is not automatic and the University reserves the right to deny re-admission to students who have failed to make satisfactory academic progress or who have violated the University’s policies. The re-admission process includes clearances by the Offices of Finance, Academic Affairs and Student Support and Development.


Last updated: 10/21/2013 10:09:00 AM ET

High School Transcripts

Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

To send an electronic transcript, you must:

  • Make sure you have entered the following information in your profile and/or online admission application:
    • First and Last name - This must match your legal name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE Student ID) - is your North Carolina public high school student identifier number and is only applicable to North Carolina High School students. Providing the NC Student Number is voluntary and if provided, will give you the opportunity to request your high school transcript electronically.
    • Current high school (or high school at time of graduation)
    • Date of birth
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
  • Be currently enrolled at or graduated from in 2013, a participating public high school in North Carolina that has converted from NC WISE to PowerSchool/HomeBase. If you are not sure about your school's current status or statusat the time you graduated, check with your school counselor.

Important Announcement:

As of November 13, 2013, electronic transcripts for some schools are now being processed from NC DPI's new PowerSchool system. Please refer to the list of schools spreadsheet to see if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the new PowerSchool system, or if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the NC WISE system. The differences are described below.

PowerSchool: This means that currently enrolled students can now send electronic transcripts that contain their current student information from PowerSchool.
Please note there will be a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until later this academic year for students who graduated in summer 2013 or before. NC DPI is in the process of migrating historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool. If you graduated in summer 2013 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript.

NC WISE: This means that all currently enrolled students and former students can send electronic transcripts that contain their information from NC WISE. For currently enrolled seniors, please note that transcripts from NC WISE do not include any courses in which you are currently enrolled (Fall 2013).

Over the next few weeks NC DPI is working to transition all remaining schools to the new PowerSchool system. Please check this message area and the list of schools spreadsheet (link above) for the latest information.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).

Saint Augustine's University
Admissions Office
1315 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27610
In-state telephone: (800) 948-1126
Out-of-state telephone: (800) 948-1126
Fax: (919) 516-5805
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