Students who have not qualified for advanced placement but who because of special circumstances may have writing competencies equal or superior to those required in ENG 101 , ENG 103 , or ENG 201 may present evidence of these writing competencies to the chairperson of the Department of English and request a waiver. At the chair’s discretion either or both requirements may be waived. This waiver does not grant academic credit.
Students who prefer to waive the language requirement rather than take a 300-level class and receive supplemental credit must demonstrate written-language proficiency. Students should make an appointment for the waiver examination and subsequent assessment with the chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. This waiver does not grant academic credit.
Students who have not qualified for advanced placement but who may have competencies equal or superior to those required for successful completion of MAT 151 or MAT 161 may, at the discretion of the chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, take a waiver examination for either of these courses. An acceptable score on this exam waives the requirement that one of the introductory mathematics courses be taken. This waiver does not grant academic credit.
Students who meet either of the following conditions will be waived from the PED 101 requirement: 1.) Current military personnel or veterans who have served two or more years active duty; and 2.) students who are 55 year of age or greater.
Students with Existing Degrees:
For students who already possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, including UNCW, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (or her/his designee), after consultation with the chair(s) of the academic unit(s) through which the student is pursuing the second degree, will determine the extent to which the previous course work meets the spirit of UNCW‘s current university studies requirements and will determine any remaining requirements to be completed. Students who are transferring to UNCW for a second baccalaureate after having earned a baccalaureate at any UNC institution with a general education requirement will be given a University Studies waiver.
Required Physical Education:
Through participation in the required physical education program, students should expect to develop an understanding of the role of life-long physical activity in enhancing the quality of one’s life.
The university requires all students to complete with a passing grade PED 101 - Physical Activity and Wellness . Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must also complete this requirement. Students with disabilities are encouraged to participate to the fullest extent possible in physical education activities and are encouraged to consult with the director of the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences concerning participation in these activities.
The university requires all students taking Physical Education to have had a physical exam within the past year. The Physical Examination form can be downloaded with the Immunization and Medical History Form. Questions should be directed to the Student Health Center at 910-962-3280. Completion of this requirement is a prerequisite to:
- enrollment in any physical education activity course,
- participation in any physical education activity course,
- utilization of the physical education facilities for recreational purposes.
Based on the information contained in this report, the student will be assigned to one of three categories listed below:
- Unrestricted participation
- Restricted participation
- Temporarily restricted participation because of an injury or illness