International Students

For the purpose of admission, UNCG defines an international student applicant as a foreign national who holds, or who intends to hold, a temporary, non-immigrant visa/status in the United States. International students apply through the International Programs Center. For additional information, please contact the Director of International Admissions at 336.334.5404.

Applicants who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents, pending permanent residents, political asylees, or refugees are considered domestic applicants and should apply through Undergraduate Admissions.

See below for information on domestic freshmen and transfer students.

Application procedures for domestic freshmen with any international credentials

To apply, complete the UNCG application. Please be aware of the appropriate deadlines.
Submit original or certified copies of all official secondary records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas in original language of issue. Official records must be sent directly to Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. must request that their school counselors forward their transcripts directly to Undergraduate Admissions.

Official English translations of all academic records obtained outside of the U.S., including certificates, degrees, or diplomas, must be submitted directly to Undergraduate Admissions.
Students with any international credentials must submit transcript evaluations from a company recognized by NACES or from AACRAO by the March 1 deadline in order for an admission decision to be made. Please visit www.naces.org or www.aacrao.org to obtain a list of qualified evaluation services.

Application procedures for domestic transfer students with any international credentials

To apply, complete the UNCG application. Please be aware of the appropriate deadlines.
Submit original or certified copies of all official secondary records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas in original language of issue. Official records must be sent directly to Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. must request that their high school counselors forward their transcripts directly to Undergraduate Admissions.

Submit original or certified copies of all post-secondary records including certificates, degrees or diplomas in original language of issue. Official records must be sent directly to Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are required to submit official transcripts from each postsecondary institution previously attended (including summer school and extension). Official transcripts must be sent directly to Undergraduate Admissions.

Official English translations of all secondary and post-secondary academic records, obtained outside of the U.S., including certificates, degrees, or diplomas, must be submitted directly to Undergraduate Admissions.

All academic records obtained outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by a company recognized by NACES or by AACRAO prior to the application deadline in order for an admission decision to be made. Please visit www.naces.org or www.aacrao.com to obtain a list of qualified evaluation services.

Course descriptions and/or course syllabi must be submitted to the Transfer Articulation Division of the University Registrar’s Office. Course descriptions and/or course syllabi must be in English and translated by an accredited translation service.

English Language Proficiency

Freshman and transfer applicants whose first language is not English are required to prove English proficiency by one of the following means:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum Paper-Based score of 550, a minimum Computer-Based score of 213, or a minimum Internet-Based score of 79.
  • APIEL (AP International English Language Exam) with a score of 3 or higher.
  • IELTS (International English Language Test System) with a score of 6.5 or higher.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Battery) test result of 80 or higher.
  • SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) with a verbal score of 400 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a college transferable English course (minimum requirement: grade of C or better).
  • Successful completion of the INTERLINK Language Program at UNCG.

Please have all scores sent to UNCG directly from the testing agency.

  • UNCG's SAT school code is 5913.
  • UNCG's ACT school code is 3166.

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