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!)
You’ll be prompted to accept our offer of admission when you log in to SpartanLink. This is your first step to lock in your seat at UNCG.
Activate your accounts
Check your email for your university ID, which will be provided after you have confirmed your admission. Once you have your ID number in hand, take the following steps to create the accounts you’ll need as a UNCG student.
- Activate your accounts at Computer Accounts Activation. This process creates your default UNCG Login account, including your UNCG username.
- Wait 1-2 hours for account activation.
- Reset your password. Before starting to use your accounts, first reset your password. You can do this after your accounts are ready (1-2 hours after account activation form is submitted).
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. You will need your University ID and PIN to log in to UNCGenie. (Both are sent in an email after you have confirmed your admission.)
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.
Apply for Financial Aid
Apply for financial aid by filing your FAFSA. December 1 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 Financial Aid Office 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. Housing applications go live in February. Before then, get familiar with our housing options and review the housing application process through Housing and Residence Life.
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 via SpartanLink if you’re interested.
Register for orientation
Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is a two-day program held in June and August. You will take care of important business like getting your SpartanCard and registering for your first semester of classes. This orientation program is required for our freshmen.
Next steps before orientation
Complete health requirements
Before attending orientation, you must complete health forms (including immunization verification and medical history). 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.
Take your student ID photo
Want to skip the line for photos at the SpartanCard office during orientation? Submit your own photo for your SpartanCard using the SpartanCard Center website.
Complete tax forms
Every student is required to complete a W9S Tax Form.
final steps after orientation
Send final grades
Send your official final high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions as soon as your graduation posts to your record. We will also need AP or IB scores and dual enrollment or early college transcripts in order to award appropriate credits. Submit all official documents by July 15 for fall admission (Dec. 21 for spring).
Submit proof of insurance
You must submit proof of creditable health insurance if you are taking more than six credit hours. You may opt to purchase a student health insurance policy instead.
Complete summer reading
The Keker First Year Common Read brings our new students together for a series of discussions and activities based on a common book. You’ll get a copy of this year’s selection when you attend orientation. Finish reading before fall classes begin so you’ll be prepared to participate with your peers.
Pay your tuition
Students are billed electronically each semester for tuition, fees, room, and board (if applicable). Billing schedules and payment deadlines will be available at SOAR and online. Please note that bills are sent to you (not your parents) at your UNCG email address. 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 NAV1GATE, our new student campus welcome tradition. Then get plugged in with Your First Year, a series of events and programs designed to make your freshman year at UNCG unforgettable.