Dates for registration periods for each semester are published in the Graduate School Bulletin and on the University Registrar’s website.
Registration at UNCG is an automated process conducted online through UNCGenie.
Prior to the assigned registration access window, all new and continuing students will receive an email from the University Registrar’s Office. The email will be sent to the @uncg.edu address and will contain the method to request a randomly assigned personal identification number (PIN). The email may also include a preassigned advising code; however, in certain programs students must see their advisers to obtain advising codes.
Continuing students who do not pre-register for the next semester during the Early Registration periods in November (for spring semester) and in April (for summer/fall semester) will be required to pay a late registration fee.
Failure to comply with this requirement within 30 calendar days from the first day of each semester will result in the student’s being administratively withdrawn from the University.
Students registered for four hours or less, or enrolled in only evening classes, are exempt from this requirement. If enrollment status changes (e.g., enrolled for more than four hours or daytime classes), students should consult with Student Health Services.
This requirement applies to all students, regardless of whether they are part-time or full-time. 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 University’s Refund Policy (see the section on Tuition and Fees).
Each course is represented by a three-letter symbol indicating the department directing the course and a three-digit number. Courses numbered 500-599 are open to advanced undergraduates and graduate students; courses numbered 600-749 are open only to graduate students; and courses numbered 750-899 are open only to doctoral students.
The first of the figures enclosed in parentheses immediately following the course title indicates the number of semester hour credits given for the course. Semester hour credit corresponds, unless otherwise stated, to one 50-minute class period per week through one semester. The second and third figures indicate the number of lecture and laboratory hours, respectively.
Prerequisites for a course are indicated in the course description by “Pr.” followed by appropriate requirements that must be met before that course may be taken. A hyphen (-) between course numbers indicates that no credit toward a graduate degree will be given for either course until both are successfully completed. A comma (,) between course numbers indicates that independent credit is granted for the work of one semester.
Example of Credit Structures MST 528 Topics in Film Studies (3:2:3)
Pr. MST 225
In this example, the course is open to advanced undergraduate students and graduate students and has a prerequisite. It carries 3 semester hours of credit and meets for 2 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours each week.
Service Learning courses are marked (svl) after the course title and incorporate 15-20 hours of service.
Application forms and information are available at The Graduate School and the University Registrar’s Office. Unlike other courses accepted for transfer, grades received through an interinstitutional course are recorded on the student’s UNCG transcript and calculated into the student’s overall GPA.
The Graduate School participates in the following three interinstitutional agreements.
In Fall and Spring semesters graduate students taking 9 or more main (M) campus hours may take as many online distance (D) courses as their schedule will allow.
Students wishing to take off-campus or distance learning courses should contact UNCG Online: Division of Online Learning. Academic credit cannot be applied to degree requirements until the student is fully admitted to UNCG as a degree-seeking student.
A UNCG student who is registered for 12 hours or more may audit one course per semester without charge. A UNCG student who is registered for fewer than 12 hours may audit no more than two courses per semester. For auditing fees, see the section on Auditing Fees.
Current UNCG Students
A UNCG student who is registered for 12 credit hours or more may audit one course per semester with no additional charge. A UNCG student who is registered for fewer than 12 credit hours may audit no more than two courses per semester and is charged a fee of $15 per course. A UNCG student who is registered for zero credit hours will be charged a fee equal to the in-state or out-of-state tuition and fee rate of a 0-credit hour course for each course audited.
Registered auditors (persons not officially enrolled at UNCG) who do require a record of enrollment as an auditor should file a VISIONS form with The Graduate School and follow regular registration and payment procedures. A fee equal to the in-state or out-of-state tuition and fee rate of a 0-credit hour course is charged for each course audited. Fees are payable in full at the time of registration.
Visiting auditors are classified as non-UNCG students who wish to take a course(s) without receiving a record of enrollment. Such individuals must apply to register through UNCG Online: The Division of Online Learning. A visiting auditor will not receive a record of enrollment and is charged a $125 fee for lecture courses. Visiting auditors are admitted to lecture courses when space is available with the approval of the department head in consultation with the instructor teaching the course requested.
To audit a 600- or 700-level course, a student must hold a bachelor’s degree.