G-Squared is a co-admissions partnership between UNC Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College, both recognized as part of the Frontier Set initiative by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


G-Squared students will have access to many perks and benefits, including:

  • Waived UNCG application fee
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Coordinated, on-site advising to stay on track for efficient transfer credit
  • Access to UNCG library
  • A Spartan ID card
  • Access to the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness (excludes participation in Intramural Sports and Outdoor Adventure trips).
  • Coordinated federal and financial aid disbursement
  • Access to all campus activities, events, and events sponsored by Campus Activities and associated areas (Events where there is a charge to UNCG students will require the same charge from joint enrollment students.)
  • Membership in many student organizations (excludes fraternity and sorority life and Club Sports)
  • Students who maintain established academic standards move seamlessly to UNCG to complete upper-division coursework


To sign up for G-Squared, complete admission to your community college, then indicate your interest to your on-site G-Squared coordinator, Leigh Olsen (G-Squared@gtcc.edu)

To get in to the G-Squared program:

  • Complete admission to GTCC.
  • Commit to full-time status at an eligible community college (minimum 15 academic credits per semester)..

To stay on track toward your degree:

  • Complete 15-17 credit hours of coursework per term with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (or 3.5 for accelerated master’s program).
  • Meet with your advisor regularly to maximize your lower level credits that will apply toward your UNCG degree.

To transition to UNCG:

  • Complete your A.A. or A.S. degree in an eligible program of study with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (or 3.5 for accelerated master’s program).
  • Log in to your SpartanLink account and complete the UNCG transition form, including the Community Standards Questionnaire, by the regular transfer deadline.
  • Apply to one of the approved degree programs (including additional standards, if required).

Degree Options

G-Squared students will complete their passage to UNCG as part of a cohort, based on a set of pre-selected degree programs. To enter the G-Squared program, students must have fewer than 15 college credits. Students may choose from one of the eligible programs of study listed below.

Eligible bachelor’s degree programs

  • Biology (B.S.)
  • Business Administration: Business Studies (B.S.)
  • Drama (B.A.)
  • Psychology (B.A.)