Admitted Freshman Checklist | UNCG Undergraduate Admissions

Congratulations on your acceptance to UNC Greensboro! Please see below for more information about next steps to enroll at UNCG.

first steps after admission

save your space (do this first!)

Accepting our offer of admission is your first step to lock in your seat at UNCG. For Fall 2022, you can confirm your intent to enroll beginning on February 1 through May 1, 2022. You will receive an email on February 1 with details about how to confirm.

Claim your accounts

Setting up your university accounts will give you access to all the systems UNCG students need to conduct their day-to-day business. From your UNCG email address to registering for classes to accessing online courses, you’ll need to pay attention to this important step! Here are directions for claiming your university accounts.

Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid by filing your FAFSA. January 15th is our priority aid deadline, however, we award aid until the beginning of the semester. If you plan to apply for financial aid, do it as early as possible for the best packaging. Our Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships can provide more information about our process.

Apply for housing

80% of our freshmen live on campus. Make plans to apply for housing early for your best chance at your choice residence hall. Applications open Feb. 15 for Fall, with May 31 the deadline for guaranteed housing. (Applications open Oct. 15 for Spring and March 15 for Summer.) Earlier applicants get priority, so don’t delay! Before then, get familiar with our housing options and review the housing application process through Housing and Residence Life.

New, incoming students for the Fall ’22 semester can take advantage of a $1,500 Housing Grant to help offset the costs of living on campus. This $1,500 Grant covers a significant portion of your housing costs! To receive the grant you must confirm your intent to enroll and apply for housing by May 1. To learn more about the Housing Grant, visit here. To learn more about available Student Grants, visit here.

Residential colleges

For a 24/7 residential experience, consider one of our Residential Colleges where students live and learn together in a unique setting. You can apply for a Residential College with your account in our student portal if you’re interested.

Make Your Orientation Reservation

Spartan Orientation, Advising, and Registration” (SOAR) is UNCG’s required new student orientation. SOAR is an interactive program designed to support students and their families as they transition into a new academic environment. SOAR reservations open February 1 for the Fall semester, with sessions in June. (SOAR reservations for the Spring semester begin November 1, with sessions in January. Reservations for summer courses begin February 1, with sessions in June). Visit the SOAR website for more information.

Next steps before orientation

Submit immunization requirements

Complete your immunization forms and submit medical history forms via the Student Health Services portal. *Here’s a video with step-by-step instructions.* Immunization records are required by law within 30 days of course registration, so it’s essential you do this to remain enrolled. The UNCG Immunizations office is open Monday – Friday 8 am until 5 pm. The office is located on the second floor of the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center. Find Immunization Forms on the Student Health Center website.

Foreign Language Placement Examination

In preparation for studying a language at UNCG, it is important to know which course is your best starting point for that process. If you plan to continue a language that you have ALREADY studied, you must take the appropriate online placement diagnostic before registering for classes.

If you have studied French, German, or Spanish in high school, please register for and complete the Additional Language Placement Diagnostic. The diagnostic is fully online, will take 15-30 minutes to complete, and is multiple choice (no listening or speaking involved). Information on the testing process for other languages can be found on this website

Take your student ID photo

Submit your own photo for your SpartanCard using the SpartanCard Center website.

Complete tax forms

Students that have not filed their FAFSA are required to complete a W9S Tax Form.

final steps after orientation

Send final grades

After graduation, send your official final high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as your graduation posts to your record. We also will need AP or IB scores and dual enrollment or early college transcripts to award appropriate credits. Submit all official documents by July 15 for fall admission (the deadline for spring is two weeks prior to the start of the semester). Mail to UNCG Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.

Submit proof of insurance

Approximately 2-3 days after registering for classes, go to the StudentBlue insurance portal and complete the enrollment process for the student insurance plan OR complete the waiver process to use your own health plan and have the student insurance premium removed from your account. If you don’t waive the student insurance, UNCG will assume you want it and you will be charged.

Pay your tuition

Students are billed electronically each semester for tuition, fees, room, and board (if applicable). Billing schedules and payment deadlines will be shared at SOAR and online. Please note that bills are sent to you (not your parents) at your UNCG email address, and are issued after you have registered for classes. Be sure to check your iSpartan (UNCG email) account often.

Catch the Spartan Spirit

Congratulations! You’re officially a Spartan. The first year of college is exciting and challenging, and we want you to have the best possible experience. Mark your calendar for new student welcome programs. Forge your path to success with the First-Year Experience, programs created to give you the confidence to start college on a high note. Then get plugged in with Your First Year, a series of events and programs sure to make your freshman year at UNCG unforgettable. And, give your social media a touch of Blue and Gold! Check out our social media stickers and filters to show your Spartan Spirit online.


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