Prospective Students

Thank you for considering graduate education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro! On this page you will find links and information to help you make your decision regarding Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Preparing For Graduate School

Review the graduate school articles on to learn everything you need to know about the graduate school process from applying to programs to juggling class and work.
Guide to Admissions
View detailed graduate program and admission information in this downloadable pdf.

Graduate Programs Available

Information about graduate programs and admission information is available on the Graduate Programs webpage.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The Estimated Cost of Attendance webpage includes information on Schedule of Tuition and Fees Charges, Special Fees, Use of the University Libraries, Residence Status for Tuition Purposes and Tuition Waivers.

Entrance Exam Requirements

Visit our Standardized Test Requirements webpage for information regarding English Proficiency, GRE (Graduate Record Exam) and other tests, IELTS (International English Language Testing System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and general information relating to standardized testing.

Apply Online

Before moving to the online application, please make certain that you are aware of the following information:

Your application will not be forwarded for review from The Graduate School until all supporting forms are received, such as transcripts and recommendations. Check the requirements of your program of interest for necessary materials. You may download some of the additional forms from our website.

Apply On-line

You can apply to all of our programs online. If you don’t see your program listed, please contact the Graduate School for assistance.

If you are applying to a degree program, you MUST pay the application fee by credit card. The application cannot be completed until the non-refundable $60 payment is made.

The same email address cannot be used to create multiple applications..

To our International Applicants, all international transcripts must be accompanied by an evaluation from a NACES affiliated credential evaluation service. We recommend that you please review the International Programs website before continuing.

Students that have attended UNCG in the past do not need to have UNCG transcripts sent.

Visions Students: There is a non-refundable $25 fee to process a Visions form with each new term of enrollment. When submitting an online form, this fee is payable by credit card. Proceed with creating a new application account (the same email address cannot be used to create multiple applications), and when you sign on to the admission page scroll to the bottom of the list to select a Visions enrollment form.

Bryan Prelude Students: Applicants for the Bryan Prelude program are required to submit an official undergraduate transcript, a personal statement and a current resume. Prelude applicants planning to enroll in accounting courses are not required to submit personal statements or resumes. For application questions 10-12, please select “Non-degree (Visions)” as the Application Type and “Bryan Prelude” for the Program and Concentration.

PLEASE NOTE: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is no longer accepting applications for Audiology.

International Applicants

Visit our International Applicant Requirements webpage for Application Deadlines, Scholarship, English Proficiency, and Credential/Transcript information.

Visiting UNCG

Are you interested in coming to campus to learn more about Graduate Education at UNCG? The Graduate School currently offers a few ways you can do this. Click on each link below to learn more about your options.

Fall and Spring Graduate School Information Sessions

Graduate School Open Houses

Individual Campus Tours and Scheduling Meetings with Academic Department Representatives

Information Sessions

Want to learn more about your program of interest? The Graduate School offers Information Sessions during the academic year to help prospective students gather information about UNCG and its Graduate Programs.

Graduate School Open Houses

For dates and registration information, visit our Graduate School Open Houses webpage.

Campus Tours

Would you like to schedule a tour of campus with a representative from The Graduate School? Each tour is designed to last anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on interest of the individuals touring.

To schedule your tour of the UNCG campus, please email

Scheduling a Meeting with a Representative from an Academic Department

If you are interested in meeting with a representative from an academic department, please contact the academic department directly to set up a meeting. Contact information may be found by visiting


Visions is a program offered in the Fall and Spring to visiting and non-degree seeking students who already hold a bachelor’s degree. There is no summer admittance through Visions. To take classes in the summer as a non-degree seeking student, please apply as a visiting student through the Division of Continual Learning.

Prospective Visions students may want to take one or more courses for a variety of reasons including personal enrichment, professional knowledge, or renewal of teacher licensure. Visions permits students to register for classes without being admitted to a particular program of study. Credits earned at UNCG through Visions are recorded in the University Registrar’s Office on an official transcript. <LEARN MORE>

Visions Advising Information

For suggested courses and additional information for Visions programs, visit our Visions Advising Information webpage.

Health Insurance

Effective with the 2007 Fall Semester, UNCG students in degree programs, who are taking 6 or more credit hours, are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance to avoid a health insurance premium being charged to their UNCG account.

For those without health insurance, UNCG has made available through a UNC consortium an illness and injury plan. While this plan is an option, students are free to purchase any verifiable health insurance plan of their choice.

Students receiving graduate assistantships will receive additional information about health insurance in their letter of appointment.

Health insurance is available to all students through the Student Health Center. The cost of the policy this year is $1,604, and it provides coverage from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015.

Visit the Student Health Center’s website for more information. From that website you also have the option of submitting your verification of existing insurance.

We offer different options that help you to find the most adequate way to come back to school. These are:

VISIONS: An opportunity for students to take courses without applying for a specific program of graduate study. No GRE required.

Greater Greensboro Consortium: Through this program students can take classes at other area colleges and universities while remaining a full time student at their primary institution.

Residency Status for Tuition Purposes: Check the Provost’s website if you have questions about your eligibility to be classified as a resident in North Carolina.