Chowan University Admissions

Chowan University, like many other institutions, has decided to shift our classes to a temporary virtual format through the remainder of the semester. We made this decision in order to keep our students, faculty, and staff members safe. University officials, in close coordination with the state and local public health experts, are closely monitoring developments of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). We will offer additional guidance to our university community as the situation continues to unfold. 

The Admissions Office will remain open during normal business hours but is closed for on-campus visits until further notice.  We understand this is a challenging time for individuals and communities across the world. Having said that, we are open for business and are here to support you in any way we can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 252-398-6230 or enroll@chowan.eduOur office is working to develop opportunities for prospective students and their families to connect with the Chowan community, and we will share more details as they become available. We appreciate your flexibility as we prioritize the health of our campus community. For more information and ongoing updates about the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit

During these challenging times, we want to ensure that all qualified applicants have the opportunity to be considered for admission. In response to SAT and ACT testing sites closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chowan University will waive test requirements for Fall 2020 admission consideration beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  This means students are encouraged to submit test scores if they have them, but applications without test scores will be considered for admission. This is effective immediately and available to domestic and international students. Students must remember NCAA has its own guidelines for student-athletes to which they must adhere. 

Welcome to Chowan Admissions

Chowan University, grounded in its Christian faith, transforms the lives of students of promise, as her mission. 

In an effort to admit students who fit Chowan University, every application is reviewed on an individual basis with emphasis on the applicant's high school grade point average, high school class rank, course curriculum, SAT 1, CLT, and/or ACT score(s), and extracurricular activities, including community service and church involvement. Recommendations and essays are not required but are welcomed.

Many of our students are first-generation college students, which means their parents did not attend college or complete a college degree. Because of Chowan’s commitment to individual attention in a Christian environment, these, and all students thrive at Chowan University. Students will have a personal admissions counselor to assist in navigating each step of the admissions process, including scholarships, financial aid, housing, and class registration. 

We strongly encourage all students and their families to visit campus throughout the admissions process. You can schedule a campus visit here.


Admission Policy

Chowan University is committed to its responsibility as a liberal arts university within the context of the Christian faith. It seeks to enroll students from a variety of racial, economic, social, religious, and geographic backgrounds.

Chowan University seeks to admit students who are academically qualified for admission, who are compatible with its mission statement, and who will benefit from the academic and social experiences provided by the institution. In addition to being intellectually capable, prospective students should have the level of maturity and self-discipline required to succeed at a 4-year university. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Notifications of admissions decisions are typically made within one week of completion of the applicant’s admissions file.

Each applicant is reviewed on an individual basis with emphasis on the applicant’s grade point average, high school rank, course curriculum, SAT 1, ACT score(s), and/or CLT (Classical Learning Test) scores, and extracurricular activities, both inside and outside of school.

Contact Us

Toll-free phone number: (888) 4-CHOWAN

Main phone number: (252) 398-6230

Fax number: (252) 398-1190

E-mail address:

Mailing Address:

Chowan University
Office of Admissions
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

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Admissions Staff

Rodney Countryman
Admissions Counselor and Campus Visit Coordinator
Elizabeth Cox
Assistant Director of Admissions Data
Shaikeyla Jordan
Admissions Counselor
Scott Parker
Director of Admissions
Crystal Powell
Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
Ebone C. Seese
Admissions Counselor
Blake Rutledge
Admissions Counselor
Daniel O. Wilson
Vice President of Enrollment Managment