Admissions Information

Admission to the University: Admission to the Institution does not guarantee admission to any particular school or degree program. Each student must meet the requirements of the academic program s/he wishes to enter. Any student admitted on the basis of false and/or incomplete information is subject to immediate dismissal or other disciplinary action.

Readmission to the University: Students who do not enroll at the University for two consecutive terms (including summer) or have been separated must apply for readmission. Applicants seeking readmission must meet the entrance requirements of the University in effect at the time of readmission and complete the appropriate steps as outlined on the Re-admit Student page.

Denial of Admission or Re-admission: The University of Mount Olive admits applicants whose academic and personal qualities are compatible with the mission. If an applicant wishes to appeal a denial of admission, he or she may contact the appropriate staff member:

  • Traditional Daytime Undergraduate Applicants: Mr. Tim Woodard, VP of Enrollment
  • Adult and Graduate Applicants: Dr. Lisa Nuesell, Associate VP for Adult and Graduate Operations and Enrollment

Non-discrimination: University of Mount Olive does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or handicap in the administration of its personnel or educational policies. It admits all qualified students of any race, color, religion, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

Right of Refusal: The University of Mount Olive reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant or re-admission to any student or to dismiss any student whose conduct is judged detrimental to the University program or community.  Applicants wishing to appeal admission or re-admission decisions may appeal in writing to the Admissions Review Committee within 30 days of denial. Included in the written appeal should be documentation to support the reason for the appeal.  Students wishing to appeal dismissal decisions may make appeal in writing to the Vice President for Student Affairs as described in the University of Mount Olive Student Handbook Code of Conduct.

Student AccessibilityIndividuals with documented disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations from University of Mount Olive should contact Accessibility Services at 919-658-2502. The information provided will only be used to assist the Office of Student Accessibility in determining accommodation needs.

Submitted materials: All materials submitted in support of an admissions application become the property of the University of Mount Olive. Materials will not be returned, copied, or released to the applicant/student or third parties.

Official Transcript Submission

Electronic official transcripts are preferred and must be sent directly from the sending institution to the University of Mount Olive via an electronic transcript delivery service. If an email address is required during the request process, transcripts must be sent to (Traditional applicants) or (Adult and Graduate Program applicants) to be considered official.

Official paper transcripts should be sent directly from the sending institution to 634 Henderson Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365, attention Traditional Admissions or Registrar – Adult and Graduate Programs.

The following organizations offer electronic delivery services accepted by UMO (emailed transcripts will not be accepted; these transcripts are considered 3rd party and as such are unofficial).

  • Parchment/Credentials eScrip-Safe *preferred* (
  • College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) (cfnc.orgNC high schools only)
  • Diploma Sender (https://diplomasender.comparticipating state high school equivalency transcripts)
  • National Student Clearinghouse Transcript Exchange (
  • Joint Service Transcripts (JST) (, all military branches except Air Force Community College of the Air Force transcripts are available electronically from this site.

Missing official documentation

If all official transcripts or documents are not received prior to the start of the student’s first course at UMO, unofficial documents may be used temporarily. The University must receive either an official or unofficial copy of all documents prior to registration. Any student beginning courses with outstanding documents must sign a Missing Official Documentation Acknowledgement prior to registration and are required to submit officials by the given deadline.

Deadlines: Adult and Graduate: end of the first 8 week course, Traditional: end of the first semester.

If all official transcripts/documents are not received by the given deadline:

  • The student will be administratively withdrawn from the University. All future courses will be dropped and no financial aid will be disbursed to student’s account.
  • The student will therefore be required to pay the entire balance owed in full for all classes taken prior to withdrawal.
  • Students may apply for readmission once all official transcripts are received and balance is paid in full.