Congratulations on your acceptance to UNC Greensboro! Our online degree programs have won numerous awards – you’ve made a great choice. Please see below for more information about next steps to accept your admissions offer and enroll at UNCG.
SAVE YOUR SPACE (DO THIS FIRST!)
When you log in to SpartanLink, you’ll be prompted to accept our offer of admission. This is your first step to lock in your seat at UNCG. Some programs have limited space available, so your response is essential.
ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNTS
Check your email for your university ID, which will be sent to your personal email account 48 hours after your decision is released. Wait 1-2 business days after you have confirmed your intent to enroll, then you can 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, you must 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 take care of other university-related business. You will need your University ID and PIN to log in to UNCGenie. (Your University ID is sent in an email after you confirm your admission. You’ll need to create your PIN before you can log in.)
ISpartan is your official UNCG email account. This is the primary way for faculty and staff to contact you throughout your time here. 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. Our priority aid deadline is December 1, but 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.
SCHEDULE A REGISTRATION MEETING
You’ll set up your own advising session directly with your assigned advisor. We call this Advising and Registration by Appointment. Plan ahead by reviewing your degree evaluation on Degree Works, checking your degree requirements via the university catalog, and researching available courses on the UNCGenie class schedule. Then look up your advisor on UNCGenie and call or email to set up an appointment. We recommend completing online orientation (ONL100) prior to contacting your academic advisor. More information about how to prepare for and schedule this meeting is available on the Students First website.
We offer an online module (ONL100) to all online students. You’ll receive an email when you have been officially enrolled in the module and you can access it via Canvas, where you’ll be taking your classes. This module walks you through the basics of UNCG, UNCG Online, and what you need to know to be a successful online student.
SEND FINAL GRADES
If you are currently taking classes, have your official final transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions as soon as your final grades (and degree, if applicable) post to your record. Submit all official documents by July 15 for fall admission (Dec. 21 for spring).
PAY YOUR TUITION
Students are billed electronically each semester for tuition, fees, room, and board (if applicable). Billing schedules and payment deadlines are available online. Please note that bills are sent to you directly (not any other family members), so be sure to check your iSpartan (UNCG email) account often.
CATCH THE SPARTAN SPIRIT
Congratulations, you’re officially a Spartan! Your college experience should be exciting and challenging, and we want you to have the best possible experience. As an online student you can access our library, Career and Professional Services, Speaking Center, Writing Center, and Digital Action, Consultation, and Training (DACT) studio for free. (These offices can be accessed online and in person.) Although you’re taking classes remotely, we encourage you to visit our campus. While you’re here, you’re free to make use of the services listed above, connect with faculty, visit the bookstore, and explore. We’d love to welcome you in person!