Second-degree Students

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If you have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, we welcome your interest in pursuing a second degree at UNCG.

Admission requirements and application information

A student pursuing a second degree must select a different major from the first degree. The first degree must have been earned at a regionally accredited college or university.

Second-degree students are not required to complete general education core requirements, but must complete courses required for the major (both in the department and cognate areas).

Students must meet the UNCG residency requirement (31 hours on our campus). Courses from a first degree can apply to the second degree, but may not be used to satisfy the UNCG residency requirement.

Please note: Students who have earned a previous degree or degrees from UNCG are required to apply for admission.

Application process

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive all application materials by the dates listed. (Please visit Instructions and Deadlines for more information.) We accept second-degree students for fall, spring and summer semesters. UNCG operates under rolling admission for second-degree students, so the earlier you apply, the better. You will be notified in writing of the decision.

International Students should visit the International Programs Center for additional requirements.

Please note:

  • All students seeking initial "A" Teacher Licensure in the same major as their degree should contact the UNCG Collaborative for Educator Preparation at 336.334.3410.
  • An applicant holding a baccalaureate degree and taking work for credit for other purposes must apply through the Graduate School.
  • Second-degree applicants to pre-professional interests, including the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program, should apply though Undergraduate Admissions using SpartanLink.  You MUST declare a primary academic major that is different from your prior degree, and then choose a pre-professional interest, such as Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, etc.
  • Students with more than eight semesters and more than 140 hours are eligible to be assessed a tuition surcharge, per North Carolina state law. All transfer credit accepted by UNCG is assessed, not just transfer credit that may be applicable to your major.

What's next?

Once you have been admitted, you can follow the steps listed in SpartanLink. This will guide you through all the steps you need to complete to enroll at UNCG.

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