Former students are those who fit one of the following criteria: were previously enrolled at UNCG in an undergraduate degree-seeking program, but have stepped away from pursuing their degree for two or more full semesters; undergraduate students who have been academically suspended or dismissed, and who wish to re-enroll; and those who have graduated from a UNCG undergraduate degree program and who wish to return to take additional courses at the undergraduate level. These students must apply to be re-admitted. This page will help guide you on your steps to return to UNCG. If you have any questions, an admission counselor can help.


Are you a former student who would like to return? First, determine which of the items below best aligns with your situation, then follow the steps for returning to UNCG.

If you have been absent for one semester and plan to come back the following semester (excluding summer), you do not need to reapply. For example, if you only took off the fall term but plan to return in the spring, there is no need to reapply, and you can log into Schedule Hero to register for courses. If you have been absent for two or more consecutive semesters (excluding summer), follow the Steps for Returning to UNCG and reapply for admission.

If you have been away from UNCG for two or more consecutive semesters (excluding summer), follow the Steps for Returning to UNCG, and reapply for admission using our student portal.

If you’d like to return to UNCG after having an academic or disciplinary suspension or dismissal, follow the Steps for Returning to UNCG below. If you were dismissed for academic reasons, you will also need to get a Return from Dismissal Appeal approval before you can be admitted.

Application Deadlines

Fall EntryAugust 1st*Within 10 business days
of a completed application  
SpringDecember 1st*Within 10 business days
of a completed application  
Summer IMay 1stOn a rolling basis
Summer IIJune 1stOn a rolling basis
*If returning to UNCG from academic suspension, your application must be submitted by July 1st for the Fall semester or November 15th for the Spring semester.


Check to see if your Academic Standing is Good Standing, Probation, Suspension, or Dismissal. If you can no longer access UNCGenie and wish to check your academic standing, an admissions counselor can help.

  • Log into UNCGenie and click on the “Student” tab.
  • Click “Student Records”.
  • Click “View Student Information”.
  • Select the upcoming term and you can view your Academic Standing status.

If you were away for just one term (and you weren’t suspended), Skip to Step 3: Address Your Financial Needs. If you are returning from Academic Suspension, you will need to complete an Academic Re-Orientation Meeting after reapplying. If you are returning from Academic Dismissal, you will need to go through the Return From Dismissal Appeal process before reapplying for admission.

If you are returning to UNCG after being away for two consecutive semesters (summer not included) or are returning from Academic Suspension or Dismissal, you must reapply to UNCG using our Student Portal. Follow the application deadlines when submitting your application. Note: there is a $65 non-refundable application fee, which is payable through a link on your Status Page in the student portal.

All students who attended another institution since being away from UNCG must submit official transcripts from those institutions to Undergraduate Admissions. You can submit transcripts two ways:

  • Submit a request to your previous institution for electronic copies to be sent to UNCG
  • Mail documents directly to UNCG’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

If you would like to apply for financial aid, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for financial aid consideration.

If you had financial aid before you withdrew and were not in compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy, you will need to fill out a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 336.334.5702 if you have questions about this process or your SAP eligibility. For assistance with completing a SAP appeal, please contact the Students First Office at 336.334.5730.

The following are offices you should touch base with as you prepare to return:

  • Check with the Cashier’s Office by calling 336.334.5831 to make sure you do not have any account holds which can hinder your registration eligibility.
  • If you are planning to live on campus, visit Housing and Residence Life to apply.
  • Contact Student Health Services to confirm that your immunizations are still in compliance with university requirements. Students who have been away for at least one semester should complete the Returning/Reactivated Student Form and submit it to Student Health Services to verify immunization compliance.
  • If you left under disciplinary suspension, you will need to touch base with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • If you are returning to UNCG after academic suspension, you will be required to attend an Academic Re-Orientation meeting with the Students First Office to engage in success planning for your return semester. This meeting will be required before you can register for courses in your return semester.


Your University ID# will be sent to you via email within 48 hours of admission. Make note of this number for the future. For reference, it’s included at the bottom of all post-admit email communications you’ll receive.

Apply for financial aid by filing your FAFSA, The UNCG Federal School Code is 002976. If you plan to apply for financial aid, do it as early as possible for the best packaging. January 15th is the priority deadline, meaning you’ll get the maximum aid consideration by filing before this date. However, we award financial aid until the start of the semester. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships can provide more information about our process.

Confirming your intent to enroll at UNCG is the most important way to lock in your seat. You’ll do this via your Admitted Student Portal.

Setting up your university accounts will give you access to all the systems UNCG students need to conduct their day-to-day business. Within 48 hours of confirming your intent to enroll, you will receive an email with instructions about how to claim your UNCG email on iSpartan, which will also give you access to other online tools you’ll use as a student.

  • UNCGenie is the portal you’ll use to register for classes, pay your tuition and fees, and also take care of other university-related business. Use your ID# number to create a PIN. Your University ID# and PIN will give you access to explore UNCGenie.
  • iSpartan is your official UNCG email account. Plan to check this account often, even in the months before classes start; you may receive important messages about financial aid, tuition, and more.

Planning to live on campus? Make plans to apply for housing early for your best chance at your choice residence hall. Applications open Feb. 15th for Fall, and May 31st is the deadline for guaranteed housing. (Applications open Oct. 15th for Spring and March 15th for Summer.) Early applicants get priority, so don’t delay!

Academic advising at UNCG is through the individual college and school. Before your first academic advising session, which students entering in Fall can expect beginning in April and students entering in Spring can expect beginning in November, you’ll be sent an email to your UNCG account with details about the process. As part of your first advising session, you will receive a code that allows you to access course registration. Direct questions to the advising center associated with your degree program. (Exploratory advising is through the Students First Office.)

Final Steps Before Enrolling

The state of North Carolina mandates that all students who live on campus and/or take more than four credit hours of weekday, on-campus courses are required to submit immunization records to the university.

You can submit records via the Student Health Services patient portal. SHS also offers immunizations on-site. Immunization records are required by law within 30 days of course registration, so it’s essential you do this to remain enrolled.

The UNC System requires students who meet certain criteria to carry health insurance. UNCG offers the Student Blue plan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Two to three days after you register for classes, you should receive a notification from Student Blue to your UNCG email that you can access the portal ( to either enroll in the plan or – if you have qualifying alternate insurance – waive coverage. Please note, inaction will result in eventual default enrollment in the plan, including responsibility for the cost of the policy. Learn more on the Student Health Services website.

UNCG assesses tuition and fees each semester. Bills are sent electronically, with most students notified of fall semester bills in early July via their UNCG email. UNCGenie is where you can view and pay your bill and, if needed, designate an authorized user to make payments on your behalf. To make paying for college more manageable, UNCG offers an interest-free payment plan that allows for five, four, or three installments, depending on when you enroll. Learn more about how to pay your bill and payment options on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.


Gina Ingraham

After an absence, the process can often be confusing on how to return to finish your degree. Gina is available via email to answer your questions and get you back on track as a Spartan. Reach out and connect with Gina now!