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Admission to the program at UNC

To apply for admission to the program, complete the following two steps:

  • Apply for a Major/Minor Change in ConnectCarolina. Detailed instructions for ITR Request can be found here. Select the Biomedical Health Sci Engineering-Joint NC State option. After submitting this request, you will receive an email within 24 hours with a link to the online application site, as well as a username and PIN to login. If you do NOT receive the email, first check your spam folder. If you cannot find the email, please contact Rocky Rothrock at
  • Complete the online application with essay. The online application has multiple sections, including:
    • Applicant information
    • Essay
    • Certification
    • Application status review


A decision letter will be posted to the online application system once the committee has finished the review process. If you are accepted to the program, you must confirm your acceptance by the date shown in the table below through ConnectCarolina; otherwise, you will NOT be admitted and must reapply.

Application Period Student decision
Fall: 9/19-12/1 First day of spring semester
Spring: 2/16-5/15 July 1st.
Summer: 7/2-8/1 First day of fall semester


Engineering Enhancement Fee for Admitted Students

Once admitted, you will be charged an enhancement fee of $750 per semester, which covers many aspects of the undergraduate program: teaching and design laboratories, student work spaces, travel awards, club funding, and internships, to name a few.