Undergraduate Admissions

UNC Greensboro seeks prospective students with ability, character, motivation, and the intellectual potential to meet UNC Greensboro standards of performance. UNC Greensboro’s admission decision is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s secondary school record and/or college record, including the overall grade point average, an optional essay for freshman applicants, and SAT or ACT scores. These factors are used to determine the applicant’s probability of success at UNC Greensboro.

This policy applies to the admission of freshmen and transfer students. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. This commitment is in keeping with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA of 1990, and other applicable federal and state laws. The Affirmative Action Officer [UNC Greensboro, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170; (336-334-5009)] is responsible for coordinating compliance and investigating complaints.

For traditional freshman and transfer applicants, interviews are not used as criteria for admission. Individual appointments for information purposes may be arranged by contacting the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 336-334-5243, in advance of the date a campus visit is planned.

Adult students who do not meet regular admission requirements may be considered for admission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Over-enrollment or state budgetary constraints may require the restriction of admission during a given year or the adjustment of minimum requirements or application deadlines. Visit the website at http://admissions.uncg.edu or call the Undergraduate Admissions Office, Armfield-Preyer Admissions & Visitor Center, 336-334-5243, for complete admissions information.

Admission Decision

After all required information is received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, applicants are notified by letter of their acceptance, rejection, or other action taken on their applications. International applicants are notified of decisions by the International Programs Center.

Accept Offer of Admission

Students admitted before April 1 for the fall semester must accept the offer of admission by May 1 by confirming online in their SpartanLink portal. Students admitted after April 1 for the fall semester and all students admitted for the spring semester must accept the offer of admission online within four (4) weeks from the date on their letter of admission. If a student does not confirm intent to enroll, the student’s application is subject to cancellation.

Adult Students

UNC G encourages qualified adult students to complete their undergraduate degrees.

Persons who are age 21 or older and have completed high school (or earned an adult high school diploma or GED) may be considered for admission. Persons under 21 years of age must have fulfilled the Secondary School Units Required to be eligible for consideration. Some adult students may be admitted for full-time course work, some may have their hours limited to promote academic success, and some may be advised first to complete preparatory course work elsewhere.

Priority consideration applications (including all required credentials) are due by March 1 for the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester. The final application deadlines are July 15 for fall and December 1 for spring (space permitting).

  1. Complete the UNC Greensboro application form online in the SpartanLink portal (https://spartanlink.uncg.edu) or via Common App (https://www.commonapp.org) and submit with the application fee no later than July 15 for fall or December 1 for spring.
  2. Submit official transcripts for the secondary school attended (and GED scores or adult high school diploma, if applicable) and from any post-secondary institution(s) attended, even those granting summer, extension, developmental, and technical credit.

Applicants will be notified of a decision as soon as possible. Admitted students should confirm their intention to enroll by confirming online in the SpartanLink portal within four weeks from the date of acceptance, if possible. Confirmation of late acceptance must be made by the registration deadline. Before enrolling, students must complete all steps to enrollment (found in the UNC Greensboro Enrollment Checklist in the SpartanLink portal).

Auditors

Auditing a course is the privilege of being present in the classroom when space is available. No credit is involved, no examinations are required, and no grades are reported. Attendance, preparation, and participation in classroom discussion and activities are at the discretion of the department and the instructor. Online courses cannot be audited. Registration for audited courses begins the first day of classes for a given semester and ends on the last day of late registration. 

Current UNC Greensboro Students

See the Auditing Courses topic in the Academic Regulations and Policy section.

Visiting Auditors (Persons Not Requiring a Record of Enrollment)

A person not currently enrolled at UNC Greensboro who desires to audit a course and who does not require a record of enrollment should secure a Visiting Auditor form from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This can be found on our website at https://admissions.uncg.edu/apply/visiting/.

A Visiting Auditor may audit courses for a fee of $125. If the Visiting Auditor is aged 65 years or older and is a resident of or lives in North Carolina, there is no fee for auditing a course.

Auditors must secure permission from the course instructor before submitting their completed form to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Only courses approved by academic departments are open to auditors. Visiting auditors are permitted in lecture courses when space is available with the written approval of the department head or the instructor teaching the course. Persons may register as visiting auditors beginning the first day of classes for any given semester.

Division of Online Learning

The Division of Online Learning offers credit and non-credit programs that extend its academic resources to meet professional and personal learning needs of individuals.

These programs may be offered on campus, off campus, or online, and include regular university credit courses, short courses, and events. Persons need not be admitted to UNC Greensboro in order to register for some of these courses but must meet course prerequisites. Students wishing to include this work in their degree programs should consult their advisors.

Registration for these courses is handled by the Division of Online Learning, Becher-Weaver Building, 915 Northridge Street. For information access the UNC Greensboro Online Web page at http://online.uncg.edu or call 336-315-7044 (toll free 1-866-334-2255).

Domestic Applicants with International Credentials

Applicants who are US citizens, US nationals, US permanent residents, pending permanent residents, political asylees, refugees, DACA students, or undocumented students are considered as “domestic” applicants and should apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants under a temporary protected status (TPS) must apply through International Programs. For additional information please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 336-334-5243.

International athletic applicants must be approved for admission by both the International Programs Center and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Application Procedures for Domestic Freshmen with any International Credentials

  1. Complete the UNC Greensboro application forms. A $65 application fee must accompany the application. This fee covers the cost of processing the application and is subject to change; it is not refundable and is not applicable toward tuition or other costs. The application deadline is March 1. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space available basis.
  2. Submit certified copies of all official secondary records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas in original language of issue and a certified English translation. Official records must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants who have studied in the US must request that their school counselors forward their transcripts directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  3. Students with any international college or university credentials must submit detailed or course-by-course transcript evaluations from a company recognized by NACES or from AACRAO by the March 1 deadline in order for an admission decision to be made. Please visit www.naces.org or www.aacrao.org to obtain a list of qualified evaluation services. 

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to prove English proficiency by one of the following means:

  • TOEFL—Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 550 or a minimum Internet Based score of 79.
  • IELTS—International English Language Test System with a score of 6.5 or higher.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Battery) test result of 80 or higher.
  • SAT—Scholastic Aptitude Test with a verbal score of 400 or higher.
  • ACT—American College Test with an English sub-score of 17 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a college transferable English course (minimum requirement: grade of C or better).
  • Successful completion of the INTERLINK Language Program at UNC Greensboro.

Please have all scores sent to UNC Greensboro directly from the testing agency.

Application Procedures for Domestic Transfer Students with any International Credentials

  1. Complete the UNC Greensboro application forms. A $65 application fee must accompany the application. This fee covers the cost of processing the application and is subject to change; it is not refundable and is not applicable toward tuition or other costs. For transfer students, the priority deadline for submitting the application and all credentials is March 1 for fall and October 1 for the spring semester. Final deadlines for transfer applicants are July 15 for fall and December 1 for spring (space permitting).
  2. Submit certified copies of all official secondary records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas in original language of issue and a certified English translation. Official records must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants who have studied in the US must request that their high school counselors forward their transcripts directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  3. Submit certified copies of all post-secondary records including certificates, degrees or diplomas in original language of issue. Official records must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants who have studied in the US are required to submit official transcripts from each postsecondary institution previously attended (including summer school and extension). Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  4. All postsecondary academic records obtained outside of the US must be evaluated by a company recognized by NACES or from AACRAO prior to the application deadline in order for an admission decision to be made. Please visit www.naces.org or www.aacrao.org to obtain a list of qualified evaluation services. All secondary records must have a certified English translation. You may also contact the International Admissions Coordinator in the International Programs Center at ipc_adm@uncg.edu to request an in-house credential evaluation be done on your translated international transcripts.

Course descriptions and/or course syllabi must be submitted to the Transfer Articulation Division of the University Registrar’s Office. Course descriptions and/or course syllabi must be in English and translated by an accredited translation service or by appropriate UNC Greensboro faculty.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to prove English proficiency by one of the following means:

  • TOEFL—Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 550 or a minimum Internet Based score of 79.
  • IELTS—International English Language Test System with a score of 6.5 or higher.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Battery) test result of 80 or higher.
  • SAT—Scholastic Aptitude Test with a verbal score of 400 or higher.
  • ACT—American College Test with an English sub-score of 17 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a college transferable English course (minimum requirement: grade of C or better).
  • Successful completion of the INTERLINK Language Program at UNC Greensboro.

Please have all scores sent to UNC Greensboro directly from the testing agency.

Former UNC Greensboro Students

The following individuals must reapply for admission to UNC Greensboro by the posted deadline for the semester or summer term for which they wish to return:

  • a former student who has been suspended or dismissed* for academic or disciplinary reasons,
  • a former student who has not been enrolled for two consecutive terms (excluding summer), and
  • a graduate of UNC Greensboro.

Readmission of former students is not automatic and students must meet prevailing admissions standards to be eligible to return to UNC Greensboro. This policy only applies to undergraduate degree seeking students.

* Former UNC Greensboro students who left on academic dismissal must also petition the university to return by submitting an Academic Dismissal Appeal. Contact the Students First Office, Forney Building, 336-334-5730, for more information on the appeal process. Formerly dismissed students who successfully petition to return must agree to participate in a program sponsored by the Students First Office during their first semester upon return. Failure to meet the conditions of this program will result in immediate dismissal from the term. Formerly dismissed students who are readmitted will be notified about the details of this program when their appeal is approved. Former students may not return during a summer term.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reserves the right to request additional information regarding an applicant’s activities and responses to questions required by the UNC system. If additional information cannot be collected prior to the above deadlines, the application may be denied and the student will need to reapply for future terms. For this reason, we encourage applicants to submit all required materials well in advance of the posted deadline.

Freshmen

A freshman is defined as a first-time undergraduate who is a degree-seeking student with no prior post-secondary experience (after high school). Summer is not considered a degree-seeking term.

Secondary School Preparation

Candidates for admission to the freshman class must submit a secondary school diploma (or its equivalent) and at least 15 acceptable units of credit from an accredited secondary school. (A unit is defined as credit given for a course which meets for one period daily during the entire school year or its equivalent.) Students must present the required Secondary School Units.

It is recommended that prospective students take one foreign language unit and one mathematics unit in the 12th grade.

Secondary School Units Required

(Minimum course requirements)

Subject Units
English (emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature) 4
Foreign Language (2 consecutive units of one foreign language) 2
Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, one advanced course beyond Algebra II*) 4
Science (including at least 1 unit in life or biological science, at least 1 unit in physical science, at least one laboratory course) 3
Social Science (1 unit in US history; 1 unit in history, economics, sociology, or civics) 2
Total Required Units 15

* Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for an approved list of courses that satisfy the fourth mathematics requirement.

Application Procedures for Freshmen

  1. Complete the UNC Greensboro application online (https://spartanlink.uncg.edu or https://www.commonapp.org), including optional essay. A $65 application fee must accompany the application. This fee covers the cost of processing the application and is subject to change; it is not refundable and is not applicable toward tuition or other costs. The application deadline for priority consideration for freshman admission is December 1, and March 1 is the official deadline. Applications received after March 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
  2. Submit an official transcript of secondary school work. Applicants must request that their school counselors forward their transcripts, including courses in progress, weighted cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and rank in class, directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students currently enrolled in secondary school should request that the courses in progress and cumulative grade point average be listed on the transcripts.
  3. Take the SAT administered by The College Board or the ACT Assessment. If possible, this test should be taken in the spring of the junior year and in the fall of the senior year of secondary school. It is recommended that test scores be sent directly from The College Board or from the ACT Assessment Program to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For information about the SAT, visit the ETS Website at www.ets.org. You may also write or call The College Board SAT Program, Princeton, NJ 08541, 866-756-7346. UNC Greensboro’s College Board code number is 5913. For information about the ACT, you may visit the ACT website at www.act.org. You may also write or call ACT, PO Box 168, Iowa City, IA  52243, 319-337-1000. UNC Greensboro’s ACT code number is 3166.
  4. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reserves the right to request additional information regarding an applicant’s activities and responses to questions required by the UNC system. If additional information cannot be collected prior to the above deadlines, the application may be denied and the student will need to reapply for future terms. For this reason, we encourage applicants to submit all required materials well in advance of the posted deadline.

Some majors and programs have additional admission requirements noted in the program information in this Bulletin.

Early Graduates

Students who plan to complete high school in fewer than four years with the intention of enrolling at UNC Greensboro are considered on a case by case basis. To determine if you are eligible to enroll as an early high school graduate, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 336-334-5243. In addition, early high school graduates must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Submit the UNC Greensboro application and application fee prior to the deadline.
  • Submit a final high school transcript with an official graduation date that is prior to the intended enrollment date at UNC Greensboro.
  • Satisfy the minimum course requirements prior to graduation.
  • Submit official SAT or ACT scores.

Please note that students who enroll as early graduates are not eligible to be considered for UNC Greensboro scholarships.

Graduate Students

Students interested in working toward a graduate degree or students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to continue their general education should consult the Graduate Bulletin or contact the Graduate School Office, 241 Mossman Building, 336-334-5596, for admission information. The Graduate Bulletin is available on the Graduate School website at http://grs.uncg.edu.

Immunization Clearance

Students who have been admitted to UNC Greensboro are required by North Carolina State law to submit an immunization form with appropriate verification of immunizations. This form is supplied by the admitting office and must be satisfactorily completed and returned to Gove Student Health Center.

Failure to comply with this requirement within thirty calendar days from the first day of registration may result in the student’s being administratively withdrawn from the university.

For detailed information see https://shs.uncg.edu/immunizations.

Students subjected to an administrative withdrawal for failure to comply with medical clearance requirements are entitled to a refund, subject to the guidelines of the Refund Policy.

Inter-Institutional Registration

Students taking courses through an inter-institutional agreement must meet the standards for participation in the program as set by their home institution and must follow the rules and policies of both campuses.

Greater Greensboro Consortium and/or North Carolina Inter-Institutional Agreement

A student attending a college or university through the Greater Greensboro Consortium (Bennett College, Elon University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, High Point University, Guilford Technical Community College, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University) or through the North Carolina Inter-Institutional Agreement (with Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte) is not classified as a visiting student at UNC Greensboro and does not go through the admissions process for the fall or spring semesters. Students wishing to register for regular—or main campus—courses at UNC Greensboro through the Greater Greensboro Consortium or the North Carolina Inter-Institutional Agreement should contact the registrar of their home institutions. For Summer Session, the Greater Greensboro Consortium is in effect only with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

UNC Greensboro students wishing to take courses at one of the consortium institutions should request a consortium form from the University Registrar’s Office, 180 Mossman Building, 336-315-7044.

Students attending other schools participating in the Greater Greensboro Consortium or the North Carolina Inter-Institutional Agreement who are interested in taking courses in the UNC Greensboro Summer Session should request a Summer Session Bulletin from the Division of Online Learning (336-334-5414) and submit the application form found in that publication.

Students who wish to register for courses at UNC Greensboro and who are not enrolled at another UNC system school must answer campus safety questions, per UNC Policy 700.5.1[R]. Students may be required to submit to a criminal background check, based on their answers to the campus safety questions.

UNC Online Inter-Institutional Agreement

A student interested in taking an online course through one of the UNC system schools may consult The University of North Carolina Online website, http://online.northcarolina.edu/subjectlistc.php, for a list of available courses. Registration requests also may be made through this website.

International Credentials

International Student Admissions

The International Recruitment and Admissions Office (IRAO)

The International Recruitment and Admissions Office (IRAO) welcomes qualified applicants from around the globe, appreciating the intellectual and cultural talents international students add to the UNC Greensboro campus.  Our mission is to be a magnet for international talent, a leader for international enrollment growth, and a sincere, welcoming campus. The IRAO advances enrollment through ethical and responsible recruitment practices and provides service excellence from point of inquiry to admission review.  We celebrate diversity in meaningful ways and aim to be a catalyst for academic, personal, and professional success of admitted students.

Visit the IRAO Website at:  https://intladmissions.uncg.edu/

International Admissions 

UNC Greensboro invites motivated, qualified applicants from around the world.  The university is an ideal destination of choice for international students to pursue their academic and professional goals.  The university fosters a welcoming, inclusive campus amidst an intellectual and culturally diverse student body.   The campus appreciates the academic strengths and talents international students bring and provides a full range of student support services from the International Programs Center (IPC) to help them succeed.  In addition to its challenging, high quality degree programs, the university is a friendly, safe, beautiful campus of 20,000 proud Spartans of which 700+ international students represent more than 90 countries.

Definition of International Applicants

International applicants at UNC Greensboro are defined as those who currently hold, or are seeking a valid, F1 visa or other non-immigrant visa category authorized under the USCIS to engage in full-time academic studies, or part-time academic studies, where applicable.  

U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPR), pending LPR, DACA, political asylees, refugees, undocumented individuals, should apply as a domestic applicant through the UNC Greensboro online application, SpartanLink, located on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website or through The Common Application.  

The UNC Greensboro SpartanLink:  https://spartanlink.uncg.edu or

The Common Application:  https://www.commonapp.org

Applicant Categories

Freshman: A student directly from high school with no prior college/university coursework.

Freshman Transfer: A student who has less than 24 transferrable credit hours from an accredited college/university.

Transfer Student: A student with at least 24 transferrable credit hours from an accredited college/university.

Second Degree-Seeking Student: A student who has already earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university and who is seeking a second bachelor’s degree at UNC Greensboro.

Application Procedures

To apply, please submit the following: 

  • A Completed International Admissions Application
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $65, payable online
  • Official English Language Proficiency score report
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended
  • Official secondary school transcripts, in English (for those with < 24 credit hours of college/university coursework)
  • Essay / statement of purpose (optional, but strongly encouraged for consideration of scholarships)
  • Recommendation letter(s) are optional
  • SAT or ACT:  Required if graduating from a U.S. high school; Optional if graduating from an overseas high school

English Language Proficiency Requirement

UNC Greensboro accepts the following minimum English Language Proficiency results for direct entry:
IBT TOEFL 79 
IELTS 6.5 
ELS 112 score report
PTE Academic 53 
Level 5 Certificate – American Language Academy (ALA)
Level 5 Certificate – INTERLINK Language Institute at UNC Greensboro campus 

Test results should be sent electronically from College Board or ACT.

UNC Greensboro Test Codes:  TOEFL, SAT:  5913, ACT:  3166

IELTS – Select Account Name: UNC Greensboro Undergraduate Admissions
       1202 Spring Garden Street, 241 Mossman Building
       Greensboro, NC 27412 USA

Conditional Admission

UNC Greensboro offers conditional admission for English language score reports less than the above for otherwise qualified applicants. Students enter the INTERLINK intensive English program on the UNC Greensboro campus and enjoy the many benefits of being a Spartan with full access to all university facilities, dining center, wellness center, and on campus housing, meals. Students are waived from the TOEFL / IELTS with successful passing of INTERLINK Level 5.

Students receive an initial I-20 from INTERLINK and upon successful completion of the language program, simply transfer their I-20 to UNC Greensboro as a direct admit. For complete information, start dates, please see:  https://interlink.edu/uncg/.

English Language Proficiency Waiver

English Language Proficiency Score is waived with an English Composition grade of C minimum from an accredited U.S. college/university, INTERLINK Level 5, or U.S. English Academic Program.

Students graduating from International High Schools/Academies where the curriculum is taught exclusively in English are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement.  Students graduating from IB Schools are also exempt.

Secondary Admission or Special Requirements

Some majors and programs may have additional admission requirements due to the competitiveness of the program, and/or satisfying certain courses prior to matriculation.  Applicants interested in applying for a Spartan Athletics team should complete a student-athlete profile to be reviewed by a member of the coaching/recruiting staff.

Application Deadlines

International applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their application well before the application deadline, to allow for adequate time to submit a thoughtful, purposeful application.  Time is also needed for proper review of application materials, I-20 issuance, U.S. Embassy appointment, and a smooth transition to the university.

Application Deadlines for Direct or Conditional Entry:

Fall (August) Semester: March 1 Recommended; July 1 deadline
Spring (January) Semester: October 1 Recommended; November 1 deadline
                                                                                                                                                   
Once an application is complete, the applicant will be notified of an admission decision by the IRAO.  Admitted students are advised to confirm their Intent to Enroll in their SpartanLink portal to get a jumpstart on becoming a Spartan and can then expect to receive routine email communication from UNC Greensboro.  Students who have been admitted to UNC Greensboro are also required by North Carolina State law to comply with state immunization requirements prior to enrollment or within thirty calendar days from the first day of registration, along with other university deadlines.  Admitted students are also required to purchase the student health insurance policy; comparable insurance may be submitted for possible waiver.

Overseas Course Credentials

Students are not required to submit a course credential report (i.e., ECE, SpanTran, WES) except in cases when authentication of foreign transcripts cannot be achieved and/or where course equivalencies to U.S. standards cannot be accurately determined.  

Contact Information

Prospective international students should direct their inquiries and/or application status to: 

UNC Greensboro
International Recruitment & Admissions Office
1202 Spring Garden St.
241 Mossman Building
Greensboro, NC 27412 USA

GlobalSpartan@uncg.edu
https://intladmissions.uncg.edu/

Part-Time Degree Students

Students who plan to enroll on a part-time basis and who wish to work toward a degree are considered “part-time degree students” and should follow the standard admissions procedures. Part-time students are those who enroll in fewer than 12 semester hours. Tuition and fees are determined by the number of semester hours taken and by in-state or out-of-state residency.

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

The United States Air Force and Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs are available to UNC Greensboro students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (in Greensboro). As a member of the Greater Greensboro Consortium, UNC Greensboro offers students these opportunities for leadership training and a commission in the Army or Air Force through cross-registration.

The university will grant credit for ROTC courses taken at N.C. A&T. UNC Greensboro students will be awarded elective credit and quality points for ROTC courses completed at A&T through the Consortium.

Residency

The Residency Determination Service is the entity responsible for all undergraduate classifications of residency for tuition purposes in North Carolina. Residency classification for tuition purposes determines in-state or out-of-state status and may impact admission, tuition, scholarship, or financial aid eligibility.

A residency determination from RDS is required for undergraduates applying for admission, readmission, or transfer to any NC college or university, public or private, who wish to receive the benefits of in-state tuition and/or eligibility for state grants. Complete the RDS online interview process at http://www.ncresidency.org.

Second Baccalaureate Degree Students

An applicant who holds a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and who wishes to take undergraduate work toward a second baccalaureate degree in a different field should follow the instructions below.

  1. Complete the application form online (https://spartanlink.uncg.edu or https://www.commonapp.org) and submit with the application fee. Priority consideration applications (including all required credentials) are due by March 1 for the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester. The final application deadlines are July 15 for fall and December 1 for spring (space permitting).
  2. Submit official transcripts from each postsecondary institution previously attended (including summer school and extension) by the above deadlines.
  3. An application fee, currently $65, not refundable and not applicable toward tuition and other costs.
  4. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reserves the right to request additional information regarding an applicant’s activities and responses to questions required by the UNC system. If additional information cannot be collected prior to the above deadlines, the application may be denied and the student will need to reapply for future terms. For this reason, we encourage applicants to submit all required materials well in advance of the posted deadline.

An applicant holding a baccalaureate degree and taking course work for credit for other purposes must apply through the Graduate School.

Exception I: second-degree applicants to Preprofessional Programs, including the Pre-Medical Program, should apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Exception II: All students seeking Standard Professional I Licensure in the same major as their degree should contact the School of Education Office of Student Services at 336-334-3410.

Summer Session

Currently enrolled UNC Greensboro students who are continuing their studies at UNC Greensboro may begin registering for summer courses in November, at the same time they register for spring classes.

New or visiting students planning to attend Summer Session at UNC Greensboro must apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Summer Session courses may be obtained in mid-October by accessing the Summer Session Web page, or by contacting the Division of Online Learning (336-315-7044).

Permission to register for Summer Session does not constitute admission to the university nor any of its programs for fall or spring semesters.

Transfer Credit

Transfer Articulation Services

Located in the Registrar’s Office, this unit enters transfer credit course work into the student’s official record. Also, in association with university faculty, this unit is responsible for determining how postsecondary-level courses and credits transfer to UNC Greensboro, applying admission-level transfer credit regulations, and enforcing the provisions of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students with questions about transfer credit are encouraged to contact Transfer Articulation Services at transfercredit@uncg.edu.

Transfer equivalencies for courses that have been accepted for credit from other institutions, in-state and out-of-state, can be found on UNC Greensboro’s Transfer Evaluation System available on the Undergraduate Admissions website at https://admissions.uncg.edu/credit-opportunities.

The Transfer Articulation staff encourages all students who have accepted admission to the university to check the status of their transfer credit by reviewing their degree audit report regularly. Beyond admission to UNC Greensboro, Transfer Articulation staff will also evaluate and approve certain courses from other institutions to transfer to UNC Greensboro for currently enrolled students. Students who are considering enrolling at another institution during the summer or for a distance learning opportunity are encouraged to contact the staff to seek a preliminary evaluation.

Transfer Credit Policies and Limits

Institutional Accreditation

UNC Greensboro is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The primary service area for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. SACSCOC does accept applications from international institutions that can meet its accreditation standards. The accreditation standards of this Commission require member institutions to analyze credit accepted for transfer in terms of level, content, quality, comparability, and degree program relevance; therefore, course credit for undergraduate degree-seeking students that originates from other SACSCOC member institutions can be readily evaluated by Transfer Articulation Services.

These requirements are consistent with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). UNC Greensboro recognizes the accreditation standards of these agencies; course credit originating from any institution accredited by these agencies for undergraduate degree-seeking students can be readily evaluated by Transfer Articulation Services.

Other Accredited Institutions

Applicants from post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by the above agencies must meet the requirements in effect for admission to the freshman class, including satisfactory secondary school records and SAT scores, as well as meet the transfer requirements of a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Validating Examinations

Some departments at UNC Greensboro require an examination to validate transfer credit. These examinations are administered by the department or school involved.

Professional School Admissions

Admission to the university does not constitute selection into any of the professional schools.

Minimum Transferable Grade

Transfer credit to be awarded is determined by the quality and quantity of the student’s previous college work. Course work completed with a grade of C-, D+, D, or D- will not transfer. Transfer courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Transfer Credit Limit

The sum total of transfer credit from two-year college(s), that may be applied toward an undergraduate degree may not exceed 64 semester hours.

Repeated Courses

The university’s Repeated Course Policy applies to transfer credit. In the case of duplicate transfer credit, only the first instance in which credit can be awarded will remain on the UNC Greensboro academic record.

Programs and Articulation Agreements

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

The North Carolina General Assembly, the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina, and the State Board of Community Colleges are committed to the simplification of transfer of credits for students and thus facilitating their educational progress as they pursue associate or baccalaureate degrees within and among public post-secondary institutions in North Carolina. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and public universities in North Carolina, and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students, providing certain assurances to the transferring student by identifying community college courses that are appropriate for transfer as electives, and specifying courses that will satisfy pre-major and general education requirements.

The CAA establishes the procedures governing the transfer of credits for students who transfer from a North Carolina Community College to a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the CAA, the student must graduate from the community college with an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree and have an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and a grade of “C” or better in all CAA courses. Students who do not complete the degree are eligible to transfer credits on a course-by-course basis. Students officially enrolled in an AA or AS program at a North Carolina community college prior to Fall Semester 2014 are subject to the conditions and protections contained in the CAA in place at the time of their initial enrollment as long as they have remained continuously enrolled.

Community college graduates of the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree programs who have earned 60 semester hours in approved transfer courses with a grade of “C” or better will receive at least 60 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to UNC Greensboro. A student who completes the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to transfer to UNC Greensboro will have fulfilled the university’s lower-division general education requirements, but not intermediate-level general education requirements like the College of Arts and Sciences’ foreign language requirement. Also, due to degree requirements in some majors, additional lower-division courses at UNC Greensboro may be required beyond the general education courses and pre-major courses taken at the community college.

Reverse Transfer Program

This program awards an associate degree to students who previously attended a NC community college and earned at least 16 community college course credits. Student will earn their associate degree while completing courses for a baccalaureate degree at the four year institution. There is no cost to participate in the Reverse Transfer program. Students should contact their community college for fees related to printed diplomas and participating in graduation ceremonies.

Students who transfer to a North Carolina university from one of the 58 North Carolina community colleges are given the opportunity to combine the credits earned at the university with credit already earned at the community college to determine if the associate degree requirements have been met.

Students with fewer than 16 credits may receive notification about the program after logging into UNCGenie. UNC-GA and community colleges will determine student eligibility for the program. Students are responsible for opting in and the community college evaluates transcripts and awards associates degrees. The awarding of the associates degree will vary according to how many credits the student has earned.

Please see the official Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for eligibility and answers to all questions: www.northcarolina.edu/reversetransfer.

Students who participate in North Carolina’s Reverse Transfer Program and earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science will satisfy the university’s lower-level General Education Core (GEC) requirements per the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Requirements that are not met within this program are:

  • intermediate-level General Education Core courses
  • Writing/Speaking Intensive within the major

UNC Greensboro academic advisors can guide your completion of university degree requirements, not the degree requirements for other colleges. Participating students assume responsibility to understand and meet final associate degree requirements.

2Plus Programs

The 2Plus program is for those North Carolina community college graduates who hold a specific Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) degree and desire to transfer into UNC Greensboro with advanced standing, pursuing a specific UNC Greensboro major. Articulation notices are sent to North Carolina community colleges listing the 2Plus admission requirements. Specific details of each notice may be obtained from the UNC Greensboro Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

2Plus Articulation students are transfer students with several unique requirements and procedures. Details governing their enrollment are provided for in the articulation notices. The decision for admission is based on successful completion of the A.A.S./A.D.N. Degree and other specific factors outlined in the 2Plus articulation notice. Students admitted under the 2Plus agreement must notify Office of Undergraduate Admissions to change their major. A change in major may result in a change in the student’s transfer credit evaluation.

No combination of 2Plus and community college transfer credit may exceed 64 semester hours.

More details about 2Plus admission requirements are available at the 2Plus website: https://admissions.uncg.edu/apply/transfer/2plus-programs.

RN to BSN Articulation Agreement

This uniform, statewide academic progression agreement promotes education advancement opportunities for registered nurses moving between North Carolina community colleges and UNC Greensboro in order to complete BSN degrees. Specific details of the notice may be obtained from the UNC Greensboro Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the School of Nursing which include general education and nursing prerequisite courses. Students who follow the progression degree plan will meet entrance requirements to UNC Greensboro’s RN to BSN programs.

Eligibility for the Uniform Articulation Agreement

A potential student must:

  • enter a NC Community College Nursing program on or after Fall Semester, 2015.
  • earn an Associate Degree in Nursing at a NC Community College with a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses included in the first three blocks of the progression plan.
  • be licensed as an RN prior to applying to the RN to BSN program.

For more details of the agreement’s progression plan, please reference the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing website: http://nursing.uncg.edu/undergraduate/rnbsn.

NC School of Science and Math Articulation Agreement

In addition to examination programs, UNC Greensboro has an established articulation agreement with North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) since 2010. NCSSM is the only secondary school in the UNC System. Students will be granted credit based on the course equivalencies and related requirements listed below. Students will be granted credit only, grades earned at NCSSM are not factored into a UNC Greensboro’s student grade point average.

It is required that students earn a grade of B or higher in all the NCSSM courses listed below, grades of B- or lower are not acceptable. Moreover, most NCCSM courses listed are part of a sequential program. A grade of a B or higher must be earned in all courses within the sequence to receive transfer credit.

NCCSM Course Hours Granted Courses
BI 434: AP Biology (I), BI 436: AP Biology (II), BI 438: AP Biology (III) 8 BIO 111, BIO 112
CH 401: AP Chemistry (I), CH 402: AP Chemistry (II) 8 CHE 111, CHE 112, CHE 114, CHE 115
CH 405: AP Chemistry (Adv I), CH 406: AP Chemistry (Adv II) 8 CHE 111, CHE 112, CHE 114, CHE 115
CSC 402: AP Computer Sci A (I), CSC 404: AP Computer Sci A (II) 3 CSC 130
CSC 406: AP Computer Sci A (III), CSC 410: Data Structures I 3 CSC 230
MA 404: AP Statistics (I), MA 406: AP Statistics (II), MA 408: AP Statistics (III) 3 STA 271
MA 416: AP Calculus AB, MA 426: AP Calculus BC 6 MAT 191, MAT 292
MA 420: AP Calculus BC (I), MA 422: AP Calculus BC (II), MA 424: AP Calculus BC (III) 6 MAT 191, MAT 292
MA 440: AP Statistics (Adv Topics I), MA 442: AP Statistics (Adv Topics II), MA 444: AP Statistics (AdvTopics III) 3 STA 290
MA 480: Vector Funct/Partial Derivs, MA 482: Multiple Intgrls/Vector Flds 3 MAT 394
PH 404: AP Physics C – Mechanics (I), PH 406: AP Physics C – Mechanics (II) / Elect/Magnetism (I), PH 408: AP Physics C – Elect/Magnetism (II) 8 PHY 291, PHY 292

Secondary School Course Credit and Advanced Placement

Transfer credit or exemption from specific degree requirements may be earned by meeting university established minimum scores in recognized examination programs such as AP, IB, or SAT Subject Exams. Students should contact their secondary school counselors regarding dates and local test centers.

Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International A and AS Level course credit (and/or higher placement) may be awarded after evaluations of documentation. Please contact the International Programs Center or Transfer Articulation Services for further information.

College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program

Secondary school students enrolled in AP courses may receive college credit by taking AP examinations upon completion of the courses. Official score reports should be submitted with the application. AP exam scores reported on other transcripts will not be evaluated for transfer credit. Please visit the College Board’s AP Score Reporting Services website to order scores to be sent to UNC Greensboro: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/score-reporting.

Please refer to the following website for a complete list of transfer credit awarded at UNC Greensboro for Advanced Placement exams: https://reg.uncg.edu/ap.

College Board SAT: Subject Tests

Those who have strong academic preparation are encouraged to take one or more of the exams listed below. Examination dates are available in secondary school counseling centers or by writing to College Board SAT Program, Princeton, NJ 08541, phone number 609-771-7600. You may also visit the ETS website at http://www.ets.org.

Exam Original Score* ReCentered Score Hours Granted Courses University General Education Credit
American History 700–800 750–800 6 HIS 211, HIS 212 GHP, GMO
American History 650–699 700–749 6 HIS 211, HIS 212 GHP, GMO
English Literature 700–800 750–800 3 ENG 212 GLT
English Literature 650–699 700–749 0 Exemption from ENG 212. n/a
European History 700–800 n/a 6 Elective credit GHP, GPM, GMO, GL
Foreign Language 550–800 570–800 3 Intermediate level met. n/a
World History n/a 750–800 6 Elective credit GHP, GPM, GMO, GL
Writing n/a 760–800 3 ENG 101 GRD
Writing n/a 710–759 0 Exemption from ENG 101. n/a

* For tests taken before March 1995.

College Board SAT: Writing Exam

Exemption from ENG 101 will be based on a score of 650 or above on the SAT Writing Exam. Questions about these exemptions appearing on a student’s degree evaluation should be directed to the Students First Office.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Secondary school students enrolled in International Baccalaureate courses may receive college credit by taking IB examinations. Official score reports should be submitted with the application. IB exam scores reported on other transcripts will not be evaluated for transfer credit. Students should request that their test scores be sent to UNC Greensboro. Please visit the International Baccalaureate website for steps to order scores be sent to UNC Greensboro: www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/assessment-and-exams/requesting-transcripts.

Please refer to the following website for a complete list of transfer credit awarded at UNC Greensboro for IB exams: https://admissions.uncg.edu/TES.

Credit For Military Training And Prior Learning Assessment

Military Course Credit

Elective credit for military training may be awarded where UNC Greensboro has comparable courses and upon receipt of an official transcript from the Community College of the Air Force or a Joint Services Transcript.

DSST Exams

The DSST Credit-by-Exam program offers students the opportunity to use their knowledge acquired outside of the classroom (perhaps from reading, on-the-job training, or independent study) to accomplish their educational goals. While the exams are funded for active-duty military, DSST exams are not just for those in the military. Adult learners, homeschooled students, and military veterans are also eligible to earn college credits through DSST. Students can visit their website to review offered exams, test preparation, and locate a test center: www.getcollegecredit.com.

College Level Examination Program (Subject Examinations Only)

The College Board offers these examinations at permanent test centers throughout the United States. Test center information can be obtained from secondary school counselors or by writing to C.L.E.P., Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541. The test is designed for persons who have done college-level work outside college and can successfully demonstrate what they know. Students can visit their website to review offered exams, test preparation, and locate a test center: https://clep.collegeboard.org.

For a complete list of transfer credit awarded at UNC Greensboro for CLEP subject exams, visit https://admissions.uncg.edu/TES and search for CLEP.

Transfer Students

A transfer student is defined as an undergraduate who has attended another postsecondary institution after graduating from high school. Well-qualified students with 24 transferable semester hours or more of college credit from an accredited institution are encouraged to transfer to UNC Greensboro to continue their studies.

Requirements and Procedures

For consideration as a transfer, students must have at least a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all previous work attempted and on all transferable course work from a college or university accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Grade point averages are recalculated by UNC Greensboro to determine admissibility. Transfer students must be in good standing and eligible to return to their last attended undergraduate, graduate, or professional institution.

For transfer students, the priority deadline for submitting the application is March 1 for fall and October 1 for the spring semester. Final deadlines for transfer applicants are July 15 for fall and December 1 for spring (space permitting).

Transfer students are required to submit the following, by the above deadlines:

  1. UNC Greensboro application forms showing true and complete information.
  2. Transfer students who are under the age of 21 or have less than 24 transferable credits must present 15 acceptable units of credit from an accredited secondary school as well as an ACT or SAT score sent directly from the testing agency. (See specific course units listed in information about freshmen.)
  3. Official transcripts from each postsecondary institution previously attended (including summer school and extension).
  4. A list of courses in progress including course number, course name, and semester/quarter hours of credit.
  5. An application fee, currently $65, not refundable and not applicable toward tuition and other costs.

After receipt of the above credentials, the UNC Greensboro undergraduate admissions staff reviews the application to determine admissibility. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reserves the right to request additional information regarding an applicant’s activities and responses to questions required by the UNC system. If additional information cannot be collected prior to the above deadlines, the application may be denied and the student will need to reapply for future terms. For this reason, we encourage applicants to submit all required materials well in advance of the posted deadline.

Veterans

Students with three years of military service qualify for admission and may apply as freshmen without having to meet minimum high school requirements.

Veterans Affairs benefit enrollment certification is handled by the Military-Affiliated Services office (http://military.uncg.edu), 336-334-5632, email military@uncg.edu.

UNC Greensboro is on the list of approved institutions that can provide training under the Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Training Program. A veteran wishing to receive educational benefits should apply first to the Department of Veterans Affairs for a Certificate of Eligibility. The student then applies for admission to UNC Greensboro through normal admissions procedures. The issuing of a Certificate of Eligibility by the VA does not automatically assure a student of admission to UNC Greensboro.

When enrolling at UNC Greensboro, the veteran should present a Certificate of Eligibility to the Military-Affiliated Services office requesting that certification of enrollment be sent to the VA. This Certification of Enrollment is necessary before educational benefits can be received. Certification of Enrollment must be requested for each academic semester and for Summer Session.

Visiting Students

College Level

College-level visitors may apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

NOTE: Former UNC Greensboro students are not permitted to take classes as visiting students.

High School Level

High school seniors with superior academic credentials may want to supplement their high school curriculum with courses at UNC Greensboro. To determine if you are eligible to enroll as a visiting student, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 336-334-5243. Admission as a visiting student does not imply regular admission to UNC Greensboro.

In addition, visiting high school applicants must:

  • Submit the UNC Greensboro application and the application fee.
  • Have a letter of permission from parent(s) and from the high school principal sent directly to the UNC Greensboro Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The letter must include permission to take a specific UNC Greensboro course.
  • Request that an official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores be sent to the UNC Greensboro Office of Undergraduate Admissions.