If you previously earned an undergraduate degree from a college or university that is a Regionally Accredited Institution and would like to pursue a second degree at UNC Greensboro, we welcome your application.

  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)


  • Students must select a different major from their first degree. (“Undecided” is not an option).
  • Students must have earned their first degree from a college or university accredited by one of the agencies listed above.
  • Students must complete courses required for their second major (both in the department and cognate areas) but are not required to complete general education core requirements.
  • Students must meet the UNCG residency requirement of 31 campus hours (online courses are applicable). Courses from a first degree can apply to the second degree but may not be used to satisfy the UNCG residency requirement.
  • Students who earned a previous degree from UNCG are required to apply for admission as a former student. If you are currently enrolled at UNCG finishing your degree, your graduation date must be before the first day of classes for the semester you want to reenroll.


If you would like to pursue a second degree at UNCG, follow our posted admission deadlines. Applications will be considered, space permitting, on a rolling basis.

Fall (Regular)March 1st4-6 Weeks, Ongoing
Fall (Rolling)August 1stLimited, As Space Allows
SpringDecember 1st4-6 Weeks, Ongoing
Summer IMay 1st4-6 Weeks, Ongoing
Summer IIJune 1st4-6 Weeks, Ongoing

Second Degree students applying for the Spring Semester should submit their application by December 1st. Second Degree students applying for Summer Courses should submit their application for Summer Session 1: May 1st; for Summer Session 2 – June 1st.

After reviewing your application, we will let you know if we require additional information. We must receive any requested items by our application deadlines. Because we typically require four to six weeks to review all applications, we strongly encourage you to apply well in advance of the deadline.


  • Completed application via Student Application Portal.
  • $65 nonrefundable fee.
  • Community standards questionnaire. The UNC system requires all applicants to complete this form.
  • Official transcripts sent directly from the registrar of each institution you have attended (including summer session or extension work) to the UNCG Office of Undergraduate Admissions. High school and/or GED transcripts are not required.
  • Note: Several programs have a secondary admissions process.


If you are seeking Teacher Licensure in the same major as your degree, contact the UNCG School of Education, Student Services, & Advising at 336-334-3410.

If you already hold a baccalaureate degree and are taking credit for purposes other than a second degree, apply as a Visiting Student through the Graduate School.

If you are a second-degree applicant to a pre-professional program, including the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program, apply as an Undergraduate Student. You MUST declare a primary academic major that is different from your prior degree, and then choose a second major at UNCG in a pre-professional track, such as Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, etc.