Dear Prospective Graduate Student,
Pursuing graduate education is an exciting decision, and we appreciate your interest in UNCG. This guide will assist you in the admission process at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Here you will find step-by-step instructions regarding our online application. We seek to welcome students who strive for excellence, who will contribute to the inclusiveness and diversity of our mission, and who wish to make our warm and friendly campus their graduate school home.

Kelly J. Burke, DMA
Vice Provost and Dean of The Graduate School

Guide to Graduate Admissions
View detailed graduate program and admission information on the Guide to Graduate Admissions page.

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

Financial Information
Funding your continuing education can be very daunting and often is a reason that deters prospective students from pursuing an advanced degree. This should not be the primary factor in your decision, as there are many different ways that monies can be obtained to help you achieve your academic goals. Learn more about Financial Information and Scholarships that are available for graduate students.

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 Entrance Exam 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.

Frequently Asked Questions
View a listed of some of the Frequently Asked Questions. If you do not find the answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact us or call us at 336-334-5596.

Ready to Apply?
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.
  • 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 $65 payment is made.
  • To our International Applicants, we recommend that you please review the International Programs website before continuing. Visit our International Applicant Requirements webpage for Application Deadlines, Scholarship, English Proficiency, and Credential/Transcript information.
  • 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.

Visions is a program offered to visiting and non-degree seeking students who already hold a bachelor’s degree. 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 about the Visions program on the Visions Information page.

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

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.

Health Insurance
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.

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: The North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) determines the residency status for tuition purposes for applicants and current students. For more information about RDS and residency in North Carolina, go to ncresidency.org. Residency determinations must be submitted in full in RDS by the tenth business day of a semester in order to apply to that term.