Welcome! Thank you for choosing the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We hope the online Survival Guide and other valuable resources are helpful as you make your transition to UNCG.
The Graduate School staff is a resource for you to answer any questions you have, direct you to a specific individual, or refer you to a more appropriate office.
The Financial Aid Office provides information on the FAFSA, scholarships, state & federal loans, financial aid status and awards, verification process, award acceptance, bill payment (through the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office (through the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office) and cost. To be considered for most types of aid, including Federal Student Aid (FSA) loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2018-2019 FAFSA is available October 1, 2017. The UNCG Priority Filing Date is December 1, 2017 to maximize your eligibility for grants and scholarships.
The Graduate School Bulletin serves as your contract with the University and informs you of policies, procedures, and deadlines regarding graduate study. The Bulletin describes post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificates, master’s degrees, specialist in education degrees, and doctoral degree programs.
Read the section on Academic Regulations carefully and completely, along with the section on your academic department and its program(s). Some important topics include course loads (definition of “full-time”), continuous enrollment, leaves of absences, independent study, grades, appeals, academic eligibility to continue, GPA requirements, and applying for graduation.
Best Practices in Advising and Mentoring Graduate Students: Relationships between faculty advisors/mentors and graduate students are integral to graduate education at UNCG. The University has adopted formal policies and procedures that govern these relationships and also conveys general expectations for both faculty and graduate students.
All vehicles must properly display a valid UNCG Parking Permit at all times when parked on University property. To purchase a permit,scroll to the bottom of the Student Permit Information page and click on “Purchase a Permit.” Parking Operations & Campus Access Management has information on parking, permits, enforcement, accessibility, alternative vehicle parking information, LimeBike, Zimride, Zipcar, carpooling, biking, bus information, Spartan Chariot, Park and Ride, Emergency Ride Program, ticket appeals, and motorist assistance. For a campus parking map, click on “Getting Around Campus” in the left column.
You may use your UNCG SpartanCard ID to ride green Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) buses FARE-FREE! Without a valid ID, one-way fare is $1.50. You can also ride the FREE HEAT Bus (Higher Education Area Transport) serving 7 college campuses and other locations. A LimeBike 30-minute ride is 50 cents for UNCG students. Travel around town using these services for dining, movies, shopping, and more.
Indiana University also has a helpful website for learning how to recognize plagiarism in student’s work: https://www.indiana.edu/~academy/firstPrinciples/index.html.
Frick, T., Dagli, C., Barrett, A., Myers, R., & Kwon, K. (2016). How to recognize plagiarism: Tutorial and tests. Bloomington, IN: Department of Instructional Systems Technology, School of Education, Indiana University. Retrieved from: https://www.indiana.edu/~academy/firstPrinciples
Classes begin at 8:00am on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Late registration and schedule adjustment (Add/Drop) take place during the first week of classes.
You do not need faculty signatures during the add/drop period except to add closed or restricted courses. The Friday of the first week of classes is typically the last day to change course(s) or course sections without special approval and to drop classes to receive tuition and fees refunded. Please visit registration for further information. Failure to complete the appropriate forms on or before the deadline may result in an “F” on your transcript.
The last date to drop a course in Fall 2017, without academic penalty (grade of WF), is October 9. If you have questions about dropping a course, contact The Graduate School.
Look for this icon at the top right corner of the UNCG website. If you have never accessed Genie before, you must create an account. Thereafter, you can access Genie using your student ID number and password. In the UNCGenie system, you can update personal information such as your address, register for classes, access the student account center, check your financial aid status, and much more.
Graduate students living off-campus are not assigned a Campus Mail Box. During the term, important mailings from the Registrar (including pre-registration materials for spring classes) will be emailed to you at your UNCG email address.
For any campus emergency dial (336) 334-4444 for the University Police. The Office of Emergency Management provides programming that encompasses preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. LiveSafe@UNCG is a mobile app for students, parents, faculty, and staff to engage with UNCG Police. Through this app, you can report information, contact police, use GoSafe with SafeWalk and Walking Escort requests as well as view and engage in the Social Safety Map, which can provide directions to the nearest safety locations and information on the latest crime in the community.
Register your cell phone in UNCGenie for SpartanAlerts to receive timely text notifications and general information for services provided through the university, for example, closing and opening times during inclement weather.