Admitted online student checklist | UNCG Admissions

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.


When you log in to our student portal, 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. For Fall 2022, you can confirm your intent to enroll beginning on February 1 through May 1, 2022.

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 by filing your FAFSA. Our priority aid deadline is January 15th, 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 Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships can provide more information about our process.

Complete the Foreign Language Placement Exam

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 or college, 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.

Complete online orientation

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, our online programs, and what you need to know to be a successful online student.


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


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).

Watch for your bill

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, and are issued after you have registered for classes. Be sure to check your iSpartan (UNCG email) account often.


Congratulations, you’re officially a Spartan! Your time in college 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!

While you’re not on campus, you can still show your Spartan Spirit online! Check out our social media stickers and filters to give your social media a touch of Blue and Gold!