Supplemental documents, test score requirements, and other required materials can be found on the Graduate Deadlines Page or on the departmental website for the program you wish to study.
All credentials must be in English and received by the Graduate School by the posted deadline.
For mailing purposes, please use the following address:
The Graduate School
Attn: Graduate Admissions
270 Mossman Building
1202 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412 USA
Credentials or supporting materials submitted for admission to the Graduate School become the property of the University and are not returned. No copies will be provided to third parties outside the University except when compelled by legal authority. Copies will, however, be provided to appropriate offices at the University in the interest of academic matters or financial awards relative to the applicant. Applications and supporting documents are retained according to the retention policies of the state of North Carolina.
Applications are first submitted to the Graduate School. Once the Graduate School has processed your application, it will be reviewed by a Graduate School Admissions Specialist and forwarded to the Graduate Program Director in the appropriate department or program.
Departments and programs then review the application and make recommendations for admission to the Dean of the Graduate School. Because departments and programs determine their own processes and timelines for reviewing completed applications, the Graduate School cannot provide a general time frame to expect between submission of the application and a final decision.
Once the application is submitted, you cannot alter or change the application online except for the recommendations page. Changes related to contact information, application term, program, degree, or concentration must be submitted by completing the Request to Change Information on a Submitted Application Form which is available within your application status portal.
Verification of changes will be sent to you by email. Once an admissions decision has been made, changes to the application are not allowed.
The Graduate School considers an application complete when test scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and the payment of the application fee are linked to the application. An Admissions Specialist will review applications with care and notify applicants when additional information is needed.
Completed applications are forwarded to the department or program for review. Processing an application can take several days even in optimal circumstances and may take slightly longer during peak periods. The Graduate School makes every effort to process applications in a timely manner. By utilizing the full functionality of the online application, you can facilitate this process. Waiting for outstanding transcripts can extend processing times.
Admission into a UNCG graduate degree or certificate program is a process shared by the Graduate School and the graduate program. To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must meet the requirements of the Graduate School and of the graduate program.
Faculty in the graduate programs recommend students for admission to the Graduate School after they have assessed each prospective graduate student’s potential. Programs have significant discretion in determining admission standards and class size based on factors such as availability of academic mentors, financial support, laboratory space, and student distribution within interest areas.
Neither an academic record exceeding minimum requirements, nor satisfactory scores on standardized tests, nor professional expertise alone will assure an applicant’s admission in this competitive environment. Rather, the overall record must indicate the strong likelihood that a prospective student will complete graduate study successfully.
Each application to the Graduate School will result in one admission decision. Offers of admission are not official until approved by the Dean of the Graduate School. Official admission decisions are communicated to applicants by email from the Dean of the Graduate School. Prospective students can view the status of the admission application online at the application portal. Click “Manage Your Account” and then “View All Forms.” If the admitted applicant does not register for the term specified in the admission letter, the admission may be subject to cancellation.
Graduate admission to a degree or certificate program may be deferred for a maximum of one year from the initial term of admission. The student is responsible for contacting the department to determine if admission for subsequent terms is allowed.
To request a deferral of admission, admitted students must submit a completed Deferral of Admission Form, found within the online application, to the admitting department’s Graduate Program Director no later than the first day of classes of the term of initial admission. The deferral request must be for a specific term.
After considering the request, the department will forward the form to the Graduate School, who will notify the student of the decision Merit-based financial aid, i.e. teaching/research assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships will not be deferred; the student must compete again for the awards.
Students who have not enrolled and have not requested a deferral of admission will be required to reapply.
Your continued enrollment at UNC Greensboro is contingent upon your completion of the following items: